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Aviagen marks five years of growth in Russia

During the recent VIV Russia Exhibition Aviagen LLC celebrated the 5th anniversary of the opening of its Yasnogorsk hatchery which has seen year on year growth and now has over 60 Russian customers.

'Swine farmers likely to carry drug-resistant staph'

Swine farmers are more likely to carry multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus or “staph”) than people without current swine exposure, according to a study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Iowa, Kent State University, and the National Cancer Institute in the US.

Russia sees strong increase in pork production

During the first five months of 2015 Russia saw an increase of its pork production of 7.9% compared to the same period of last year. 88,800 tonnes more was produced, which brings the total to 1,206,400 tonnes, stated the report of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. Show More Summary

Phileo launches knowledge platform ‘the farm’

Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care has launched ‘the Farm’, a platform dedicated to knowledge sharing and scientific expertise. The official opening took place on Monday 22 June 2015 at Seysses near Toulouse.

Zimfo Bytes

National Sorghum Producers is pleased to announce StollerUSA has committed as a Bronze Level sponsor of the National Sorghum Producers through its Industry Partner program. Buddy Deimler of Salt Lake City, Utah; Jason Hughes of Ravenswood, W.Va; and Jonathan Ulmer of Lubbock, Texas have recently been named to the National FFA Board of Directors. Show More Summary

Crop diversification measures have limited impact on farm income

The controversial crop diversification measures introduced in the last CAP reform have had a limited impact on farm income according to a new study: Crop diversification However, individual farms may have been more substantially affected with some experiencing an income loss of as much as 10 per cent. Show More Summary

Meet Juan Sandoval, REAP Hispanic Business Center Director

I grew up in the 3rd largest city in Venezuela. When I moved to Norfolk, Nebraska in 1999, it was a bit of a culture shock. But I love that everyone in town knows who I am. Everywhere I go, I run into a friend. I have learned to appreciate the little things in life. Show More Summary

Washington Commission adds to executive committee

The Washington State Potato Commission elected its new executive committee for the upcoming fiscal year.

New Holland Appoints New VP of North America

New Holland is excited to announced the appointment of Bret Lieberman as Vice President of North America. Bret will be based in New Holland and will assume the role of Vice President immediately. Bret has an accomplished resume at CNH Industrial and New Holland spanning 25 years in various roles which will bring a multi-faceted perspective and a passion from... Read More

Sakata earns certification, offers commercial varieties

Sakata Seed America has earned Good Seed and Plant Practices certification.

Lawmakers seek conservation rule compliance extension

The pending agricultural appropriations bill in the U.S. House seeks to give fruit and vegetable producers additional time to come into compliance with new conservation rules linked to federal subsidies for crop insurance premiums.

Frieda’s passes two key audits

Frieda’s Specialty Produce has passed its annual Global Food Safety Initiative benchmark audit and California Certified Organic Farmers organic audit.

WP Rawl renovates website

WP Rawl, the Pelion, S.C.-based has launched a renovated website at

USDA names produce industry members to trade, policy groups

The fresh fruit and vegetable industry is represented on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee and one of six agricultural technical advisory committees announced June 30 by the USDA.

REAP Staff the Hardest Working in the Country!

REAP is well known as the go-to program for entrepreneurs in need of services including lending, loan packaging, one-on-one counseling, business plan development, and specialized entrepreneurial training. Our staff has come a long way since we began in 1990. Show More Summary

U.S. potato acreage up 1.9 percent, NASS reports. Ag minute for July 01, 2015

Fall potato acres are up in the Northwest and nationwide, according to new numbers from the USDA and United Potato Growers of America. Click here for full story.

A Different Approach to Nutrient Management

Growers who are interested in reducing crop inputs and increasing profits can learn more about a program to achieve both from Crop Health Labs. This nutrient management tool is plant sap analysis and they are hosting webinars throughout July to educate growers about this different approach to very common nutrient management problems. Show More Summary

Biggest Hot Dog Holiday to Kick Off Hot Dog Month

Americans are expected to eat more than 150 million hotdogs over the July 4th weekend, appropriately kicking off July as National Hog Dog month.  Independence Day will be celebrated with fireworks and more hot dogs than any other time of the year– enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times. “There’s no better way to celebrate America’s... Read More

‘Shark Tank’ Investor to Address AFBF Annual Convention

Farmers certainly know a lot about investing their money… and if the rain doesn’t stop in the Midwest, they might be swimming with the sharks, figuratively and literally! Seems only appropriate that the American Farm Bureau Federation...Show More Summary

New FAPRI Report Shows ARC, PLC Picks

A new report from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri (FAPRI-MU) shows how many farmers are using Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) plans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Show More Summary

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