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Bayer Awards $150,000 Grant To National Ag Center

Bayer CropScience has announced increased support of the National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame, through a $150,000 Bayer USA Foundation grant. This three-year grant will help create a new children’s exhibit within the Ag Center’s Children’s Agriculture Science Center. Show More Summary

Campylobacter survey suspended in the UK

A nationwide survey on campylobacter contamination levels in UK chickens has been suspended due to inconsistencies in monitoring, the Food Standards Agency has announced.

MHP eyes EU expansion with Dutch processing facility

Ukraine poultry processor MHP is planning to launch its first facility in the Netherlands in the coming months, to stimulate the rise of chicken meat exports to Europe.

Cargill to expand Spanish animal feed facility

Cargill’s animal nutrition business will streamline its production capabilities in Spain by extending its facility in Mequinenza (Zaragoza) with an additional state-of-the art production line.

Successful 5th Global feed and food congress

Around 900 international delegates attended the 5th Global feed and food congress (GFFC), held last week in Antalya, Turkey. Sustainability in the feed chain was one of the major topics.

German livestock industry lowers antibiotics

Germany’s animal husbandry sector has managed to reduce the amount of antibiotics used. Key has been a ‘strategy of minimising and optimising’.

Senate Ag Committee Urges T-TIP

The 13th round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) beings today in New York. In preparation for the new round of talks U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, along with 26 other Senators, set a letter to the U.S. Show More Summary

Folta Chosen for Borlaug CAST Communication Award

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) is pleased to announce Dr. Kevin Folta as the winner of this year’s prestigious Borlaug CAST Communication Award.  Dr. Folta serves as the Chair of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Services. Show More Summary

Used Equipment Calculator from Iron Solutions

Iron Solutions has announced a new online product.  The company that created IRON Guides®, IRON HQ® and a full suite of equipment data and software products has now launched the IRON Guides Residual Value Calculator® for Used Equipment. Show More Summary

Significant decrease of sow numbers in Europe

The current crisis in European pig farming has had a big influence on the number of sows in large parts of Europe. There numbers came down significantly, but what could be reasons behind this reduction?

Alltech Acquires Ireland’s Keenan

Alltech has agreed to acquire Keenan, a leading farming solutions company in Ireland. Keenan is the 14th acquisition for Alltech globally since 2011. “The Keenan group has long been a friend of Alltech. This is a story about two great Irish; globally-minded companies coming together. As an Irishman, I am delighted to welcome Keenan to our family, because together we... Read More

Register for the 2016 ARC Annual Meeting

Registrations are rolling in for the 2016 Ag Relations Council (ARC) Annual Meeting, June 21-23, 2016, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The meeting will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel on the St. Paul riverfront. As always, professional development, tours, the Golden ARC Awards and networking will be on tap! The exciting meeting agenda can be found here. Be sure to... Read More

Waters of the U.S. Rule: Focus of Senate Debate, and Court Ruling

A news release yesterday from Sen. John Hoeven (R., N.D.) indicated that, “[Sen. Hoeven] today spoke on the Senate floor ahead of a vote on his legislation to defund the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the U.S. rule, which would prevent its implementation. The senator stressed the rule’s severe impacts and excessive scope, as […]

What Advice Would You Give a New Banker?

Recently a new loan officer in a small rural bank reached out to me, wondering what training I could recommend for her. It´s refreshing to get a question like that. A lender who shows curiosity in learning more about new crops or ideas...Show More Summary

Monsanto Announces Farm Mom Winners

A new crop of “Farm Moms” has sprung up at Monsanto.  Five outstanding women have been selected as regional winners in the 2016 Farm Mom of the Year contest. “Once again we are so honored to have read nominations for hundreds of the strongest, kindest and most passionate women when it comes to their families, farms, communities and agriculture,” says... Read More

AFBF Hosts Press Conference On Labor Visa Backlogs

Delays from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the processing of visas for farm workers are fast approaching crisis proportions, increasing the threat that crops will rot in...Show More Summary

Rhea + Kaiser Bring On Seven New Staff Members

Rhea + Kaiser (R+K) has added seven new staff members to their Naperville, Illinois integrated communications agency. Dustin Gerdes will serve as the Manager of Analytics and Customer Engagement, growing the field to better target and engage R+K’s clients. Show More Summary

Everyday is #EarthDay for Farmers and Ranchers

It was 1970 when the first Earth Day celebrations were held in thousands of schools, colleges and communities across the United States. It now is observed in 192 countries, and coordinated by the nonprofit Earth Day Network, chaired by the first Earth Day 1970 organizer Denis Hayes, who calls it “the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more... Read More

Allen Lund opening Cincinnati office

Allen Lund Co. plans to open an an office May 2 in Cincinnati.

Weber Packaging Solutions names president

Weber Packaging Solutions Inc. has a new president and CEO.

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