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Tampa port to construct cold storage facility

A Tampa, Fla., port’s plans to construct a refrigerated warehouse has apparently touched off a battle between another Tampa Bay port over which one would dominate the fruit importing business.

Doane Releases Planting Intentions Survey Results

Doane’s 2015 Planting Intentions Survey was released to subscribers and clients Friday, March 20th. Results from this year’s survey show a continuation of recent trends toward more soybeans and less corn acreage. Last year’s corn acreage...Show More Summary

Creating Jobs and Self Sufficiency Through Self-Employment

By Jeff Reynolds on March 24, 2015 - 11:13am The concept of microenterprise and microfinance has the power to empower people and transform their lives. The concept was pioneered in 1976 by Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize winner and founder of the Grameen Bank (Bank of the Poor), in Bangladesh. Show More Summary

AFIA uncertain of feed safety guidance draft from FDA

The document is intended to help animal and livestock producers keep feed maintained on the farm safe for animal consumption, and ultimately, human consumption. However, one animal feed group is uncertain the industry had enough input in creating the draft regulations.

Mail a Spud – Why Not?

Wondering what to send to a special person to show that you’re thinking of them? Flowers? No? How about a potato? What’s Mail a Spud? I bet you’re wondering WTF this site is all about… A potato in the mail, really??? Who in their right mind would want to do that! Yes, it is true that you can send an... Read More

Canadian government approves GM apples - AgMinute for March 24, 2015

Two Canadian agencies have approved genetically modified apples that were developed in British Columbia. They have also been approved in the U.S. Click here for the full story

Russia reports drop in protein and vitamin production

Russia reported a sharp drop in the production of protein-and-vitamin supplements for compound feed production last year, reported Russian media Soya News.

Meet Bethany – Farm Mom of the Year

The Farm Mom of the Year is an award presented by America’s Farmers for those mom’s out there who don’t ask for recognition for everything they do. It’s a simple opportunity to thank them. Bethany Pugh, Monsanto Farm Mom of the Year, hails from North Carolina and is the heart of Middle Creek Farms and Pamlico Shores Produce. Ken Rahjes,... Read More

Case IH Introduces Certified Pre-Owned Program

Dan Danford, Case IH, talked with Ag View‘s Ken Rahjes at the 2015 Commodity Classic about the Case IH Certified Pre-Owned Program. The program is aimed to give customers the best warranties and financing on late model Case IH Steiger tractors, Magnum tractors and Axial-Flow combines. “This is targeted for those who over the past five or six years have... Read More

Optimising pig profits starts with sow nutrition

Modern sows are highly productive during lactation and therefore need high levels of energy intake in order to meet their and their piglets’ requirements. However, in practice sows are not able to consume these levels of energy.

Piglet vaccine authorised to fight E.coli infections

Prevtec Microbia Inc. announces that its German subsidiary, Prevtec Microbia GmbH, received marketing authorisation for its vaccine, Coliprotec F4, in the European Union, an important market for the Canadian company.

Fewer UK sows but more pigs to finish

Publication of UK figures from the December 2014 Livestock Survey confirms that the pig herd is expanding, with an overall increase of 3% on the year. Publication Ending

After a decade of writing the daily, comprehensive, early morning reports, FarmPolicy is ending publication on Friday, April 3. Since February 2009, the Washington, D.C. based law firm McLeod, Watkinson and Miller has provided financial support to I am very grateful for the support McLeod has provided during this time. Additionally, I would like […]

Tuesday Morning Update: Policy Issues; and the Ag Economy

Policy Issues Lydia Wheeler and Tim Devaney reported yesterday at The Hill Online that, “The House Agriculture Committee will examine the costs and impacts of mandatory biotechnology labeling laws at a hearing Tuesday morning. “Lawmakers are pushing for a federal law that would require manufacturers to label all genetically engineered foods and any food products that […]

DiMare hires organics manager, sales associate

The DiMare Co. has two new hires, a general manager for its organics division and a sales associate.

South Dakota Stays in the Wind Energy Game

By Lucas Nelsen on March 23, 2015 - 12:00am Earlier this month, Governor Daugaard signed into law a bill that will keep South Dakota competitive in the wind energy industry. South Dakota is 5th in the U.S. for wind energy potential, enough that wind could meet the state’s energy needs 300 times over. Show More Summary

Hemingford: Made from Scratch

By John Crabtree on March 23, 2015 - 12:00am It started in Judy Stewart’s junior high health class. While discussing nutrition, Judy, Hemingford’s school nurse, heard lots of comments from students about wanting better, fresher food in the cafeteria. Show More Summary

Medicaid Redesign Act - No-risk Solution for Nebraska

By Jon Bailey on March 23, 2015 - 12:00am LB 472 is a no risk way to provide health insurance to those in the Coverage Gap. One of the major arguments against LB 472, the Medicaid Redesign Act, is that the federal government cannot be trusted to maintain the funding to states for an expanded Medicaid program. Show More Summary

FDA opens registration for food safety meeting

The Food and Drug Administration has opened online registration for its meeting on implementation of food safety regulations.

United Fresh announces workshop topics

The United Fresh Produce Association has released the topics for its Learning Center Sessions at the group’s annual expo.

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