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Organically Grown joins fair trade group

Eugene, Ore.-based distributor Organically Grown Co. has become a member of the Domestic Fair Trade Association.

USFRA Food Dialogues – Dairy Forum Live

The first Food Dialogues event of 2015 in live right now. The focus is on “Animal Care and Consumers’ Emerging Expectations.” It is being held in Florida in conjunction with the International Dairy Foods Association meeting taking place there. The event is also sponsored by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. The Food Dialogues panel of food industry and animal... Read More

AFIA to focus on pet food trends and labelling at IPPE

At the first day of the currently held IPPE in Atlanta, Georgia, AFIA organised a pet food conference to update ingredient suppliers and other pet food experts on the latest trends and challenges. Key topics were pet food labelling and the associated legislations.

Zimfo Bytes

Mahindra USA announces the opening of its new Midwest Authorized Distribution Center in mid-February 2015 that will serve a six state area to meet the increasing demand for Mahindra products. FMC Agricultural Solutions has promoted Bob West to strategic accounts manager. Show More Summary

Make #FarmerNice Go Viral

Here’s a video by Iowa Filmakers “The Iowa Nice Guy” telling people what they don’t know about farming. It’s pretty funny and serves up a nice helping of good information. Share with your friends!

Markets reopen after winter storm

The lights are on again and business was slowly returning to normal for two major Eastern U.S. wholesale markets after a severe winter storm shut down trading on Jan. 27.

Culver’s Gives Back to Farmers

Culver’s restaurants across the nation continue to build support for America’s farm families as part of the chain’s Thank You Farmers initiative. After the second year of the program, Culver’s has connected with people all over the United...Show More Summary

UAE the biggest buyer of Brazilian eggs

The United Arab Emirates were the main importers of Brazilian eggs in 2014, according to data released by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).

Exciting Line-up for the Ways We Farm

By Adele Phillips on January 28, 2015 - 4:19am We're so excited about our event, Water, Soil, and Toil: The Ways We Farm. Agricultural ethicist Dr. Paul B. Thompson will speak at 3:00 p.m. on February 5, 2015 at Omaha's Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. Show More Summary

Russian pork imports down 40% in 2014

African Swine Fever (ASF) and political unrest resulted in pork import restrictions into Russia. The effect of these restrictions can now be seen through the recently released trade figures from Russia, which show a 40% drop in pork imports.

Soybean, Biodiesel Groups Blast Biodiesel Import Decision

Soybean growers and their close allies in the biodiesel industry in this country are blasting the U.S government’s decision to allow Argentinian biodiesel easier access to American markets. The American Soybean Association (ASA) andShow More Summary

Delacon restructures and opens new office in India

The new year brings many organisational changes for Austrian feed additive company Delacon, alongside changes within the R&D department, Product Management and Innovation teams, Delacon have also expanded their feed additive business into India.

Online tool available to help optimise piglet diets

How can pig nutritionists and formulators use different tool to optimise piglet diets? This newly launched online tool from French company Animine can provide you with the answer.

Anitox updates IPPE visitors on pathogen control

At its breakfast meeting on the first day of IPPE in Atlanta, Georgia, Anitox focused on pathogen control and milling efficiency. According to the company, these are important topic as poultry producers respond to demands to further protect consumers against food borne illnesses without compromising productivity.

Farm Bill; Trade; Ag Economy; Regulations; and, Political Note- Wednesday

Farm Bill Issues DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported yesterday that, “Corn farmers may not be looking as closely at the potential government payment for corn this year as some observers might think. “Despite estimates of $70-per-acre payments for corn farmers in as many as 16 states for this year’s corn crop, the Congressional Budget […]

Zoetis collaborates to improve pig feed efficiency

Zoetis and Nottingham University are to collaborate on a four-year project that will focus on the maximisation of muscle growth and improve the health of pig herds on farms. What are the benefits for pig producers?

US poultry org urges passage of TPA

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation must receive prompt passage so that the position of US international trade negotiators is strengthened as they continue to move forward with new agreements, the National Chicken Council (NCC) said in a statement.

EW Nutrition appoints key account manager for poultry

Due to dynamic growth and expansion, EW Nutrition USA has appointed Donald G. Lewis as dedicated key account manager for the increasing and important poultry business.

Performance Food Group names new foodservice CEO

Performance Food Group introduced its new president and CEO of its broadline foodservice business unit, Dave Flitman.

Sunkist grower increases solar capacity

Mecca, Calif.-based Richard Bagdasarian Inc. — which grows and ships under the Sunkist label — has installed its second solar power field.

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