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Nominate the cream of the crop by January 16, 2015 – Agribusiness Leader of the Year and NAMA Marketer of the Year. Registration is now open for the U.S. Grains Council’s 12th International Marketing Conference and 55th Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled for Feb. 9 to 11, 2015, in Heredia, Costa Rica. The 31st class of ASA DuPont Young Leaders began... Read More

FARMLAND On Demand

If you’re looking for a great movie to watch with the family over Thanksgiving – here is just the ticket. The feature film Farmland is now available for rent and purchase via On Demand platforms – providing more people with the opportunity to view the film from their own homes and digital devices. The film’s move to digital platforms takes... Read More

Family Farms and Farm to School: Return to the Roots

By Wyatt Fraas on November 24, 2014 - 9:07am Farm to School programs appeared in the mid-1990s with a 3-way focus: fresh, local foods in school menus; agriculture and nutrition education in classrooms; and purchases that support local family farms. Show More Summary

Blueberry demand strong through December

Import blueberry markets should remain strong through December, and port woes on the West Coast could add more pressure.

Blueberry demand strong through December

Import blueberry markets should remain strong through December, and port woes on the West Coast could add more pressure.

Ayrstone Introduces AyrMesh Bridge

How about an ethernet cable without the wires on your farm network? Yes, it’s possible. That is, with the Ayrstone Productivity AyrMesh Bridge! During the NAFB convention I spoke with company president Bill Moffitt about their newest product. The Bridge joins a growing family of products from Ayrstone like their AyrMesh Hub, Receiver and a Hub that mounts in your... Read More

Dozens sick in 10 states but no recall from sprout grower

Despite 63 people in 10 states contracting salmonella infections traced to a New York City supplier of fresh sprouts, Wonton Food Inc. has not issued a recall and federal officials apparently haven’t asked for one.

Dozens sick in 10 states but no recall from sprout grower

Despite 63 people in 10 states contracting salmonella infections traced to a New York City supplier of fresh sprouts, Wonton Food Inc. has not issued a recall and federal officials apparently haven’t asked for one.

Columbia Marketing questions consumers on QR code use

Quick-response codes can be useful in a wide variety of applications because of their storage capacity and easy readability, but questions remain over their effect on consumers.

AAEA Finest Images Calendar on Sale

Here’s a holiday gift idea that benefits the American Agricultural Editors Association Professional Improvement Foundation. It’s a desk calendar that features some of the finest photos from the AAEA Photo Awards program. Through the generosity of the foundation, every renewing AAEA member will get one calendar for 2015. Show More Summary

Take a Ranch Risk on Your Mobile Device

Here’s a risky game for your iOS or Android device – Risk Ranch. The game is brought to you by Commodity Carnival 2014, a project of the CME Group and 4-H. Welcome to the first and most exciting agriculture based learning application for children of all ages! Risk Ranch is a fun and fast-paced, single-player game with engaging, real-life content,... Read More

Value of Thanksgiving is priceless but cost is about the same

Heading to Nebraska for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, and we can’t wait for the food, the football, the ping pong matches, the football, the butter ball soup, the card games, the football, the pumpkin pie, the Cool Whip, the pecan pie, and the football.

IFAJ Member Survey Results

The just-released results of an International Federation of Agricultural Journalists member survey should be of interest to members of all ag communications organizations. You can find a pdf of the full results here. I think you might find questions and responses about social media of special interest. Show More Summary

Philip Brasher Joins Agri-Pulse

One of the most respected names in agricultural journalism is joining the staff of Agri-Pulse. Agri-Pulse has announed the appointment of Philip Brasher as a senior editor, based in Washington, D.C., effective December 1. “We are very...Show More Summary

"Organic minerals have to be chosen carefully"

Adding organic trace minerals to animal diets has to be done carefully. This is what professor Josef Kamphues from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover said at the minerals forum, organised by Novus during EuroTier.

Meet the New USFRA Faces: Carla Wardin

Earlier this month, we told you about the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) announcing the winners of its second class of the Faces of Farming and Ranching program. Now, we’d like you to meet each of the five selectees, starting with Carla Wardin of Michigan, who along with her husband Kris, both sixth-generation farmers, are the sole owners of... Read More

NCGA President Discusses Issues

Transportation, trade, biotechnology, regulations, and soil health were just a few of the issues on the mind of National Corn Growers Association president Chip Bowling at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. Show More Summary

BASF Talks Engenia at NAFB

Chad Brommer is a biologist by training who is more comfortable in a lab coat than a suit and tie. But, BASF recently tapped Chad for a new role as technical market manager for Engenia herbicide, which he has helped to develop over the last several years. “I’m really in a unique position and happy to be here in a... Read More

Piglet brain to model for human research

A new online tool will further aid studies into postnatal brain growth in human infants based on the similarities seen in the development of the piglet brain. The new online tool has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois and will further aid studies into postnatal brain growth...

Sponsored video: Chr Hansen’s PorcBoost program

During EuroTier this November, Pig Progress met with Chr Hansen to hear about their PorcBoost program and the benefits it can offer pork producers. Vincent ter Beek, editor of Pig Progress spoke with Gorm Madsen and Lars-Inge Olssen who explained all. Sponsored video: Chr Hansen’s PorcBoost program...

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