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Freshway Foods names new president

The Gilardi brothers have promoted Devon Beer to the post of president for their company, Freshway Foods, Sidney, Ohio.

National Potato Council names public relations director

Mark Szymanski, communications director for the National Potato Council, is leaving the Washington, D.C.-based group.

What are you going to be for Halloween? Del Monte knows

For the third year, Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc. is enticing consumers to interact via social media with the “Go Bananas! Halloween Costume Giveaway.”

Toy carrousel avoids boredom for piglets and finishers

German livestock equipment company Weda will launch an automatic system on rails, to which various occupation materials for piglets and finishing pigs can be attached.

Populatiry of locally grown transcends regional boundaries

Trendsetters on the East and West coasts often say it takes a decade for the heartland of the country to tune in to a fad — good or bad — but the locally grown food movement hasn’t followed that rule.

High-voltage pulses make entire maize plant digestible for pigs

German livestock technology company Big Dutchman has developed a process which makes the fibres of full corn plants also digestible for pigs.

Symposium highlights need for broiler breeding flexibility

Delegates from the 19 countries served by Cobb Germany got together with technical experts from Cobb Europe and the US for a three-day symposium in the Dutch university city of Leiden.

People: Nutreco makes new appointments

To further strengthen its team, Nutreco has appointed Samson Li as the new Managing Director for its business unit Asia and member of Nutreco's Executive Committee with effect from today.

Biotech; Policy Issues; Ag Economy; and, Political Notes- Monday

Biotech Neil Hume and Gregory Meyer reported on Friday at The Financial Times Online that, “Cargill, one of the largest suppliers of agricultural products and food, is seeking damages from Syngenta in a state court in the US over a biotech seed it claims has almost brought the country’s corn trade with China to a halt. […]

US: Pork sausages recalled due to milk content

Interbay Food Company, LLC, of Woodinville, Washington, is recalling approximately 4,820 pounds of pork Banger-style sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the products’ label.

Russia: large feed mill goes bankrupt after high debts

One of the largest producers of feed in the region, Novgorod property complex which produces poultry feed, has gone bankrupt due to high debts, reported the regional authorities.

Tainted oil scandel: the results after the probe

The recent waste oil scandal has spread to the animal feed industry, with the agriculture council finding toxic chemicals in Ching Wei Co animal feed

ASF: Possible pig export ban has Estonian farmers worried

Estonian pig producers are afraid that the government soon may consider a ban on exports of live pigs to Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. According to the farmers, the ban would mean bankruptcy for many pig farms, according to an interview with the local media ERR.

Evrodon to get large state subsidy

The government of the Rostov Oblast, located on the south of the European part of Russia, is to give LLC ‘Evrodon’ a subsidy of no less than RUB 1.2 billion (US$31 million) for the creation of engineering and transport infrastructure for the construction of turkey meat production complex.

Could algae replace fish oil used in salmon feed?

Fish oil is a great source of omega-3 in salmon feed, but the capacity to produce farmed salmon using fish oil as the main source of omega-3 in feed is limited. This means that the feed industry needs access to large volumes of new ingredients that contain omega-3. Show More Summary

In Search of the Perfect Loaf, in the Media

I've been gratified by the media attention the new book is getting and just want to make note of a few articles and interviews here. Tim Carman of the Washington Post visited me in my home kitchen while I mixed, shaped and baked some...Show More Summary

On the way to the People's Climate March: Action and persuasion to address global climate change

In an astonishing turn of events this week, prosecutors dropped criminal charges against two climate change activists who in 2013 used their boat -- the Henry David T. -- to block a large coal shipment to New England.Instead of proceeding to trial on September 8, Bristol District Attorney C. Show More Summary

CanadaGAP certification course set for October

An auditor training course for the CanadaGAP program is set for Oct. 6-10 in Guelph, Ontario.

Chiquita inaugurates Guatemala port expansion

Chiquita Brands International Inc., is exporting from an upgraded Guatemalan port.

Tomra Sorting reports robust sales for year’s first half

The recent acquisitions of Odenberg and Best as well as investments in sites, new products and personnel are paying dividends with higher quarterly sales for Norwegian-owned Tomra Sorting Food this year.

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