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EPA Official Talks WOTUS at FPS

Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks held an informal press availability at the Farm Progress Show on Wednesday to mainly talk about the proposed Waters of the United States rule. He stressed the point that has been made by other officials that the rule exempts all normal farming practices that are currently exempt. Show More Summary

FMC Capture LFR & the Zone of Protection

It’s time to talk about the Zone of Protection offered by FMC’s Capture LFR Insecticide. I first heard this term from Gail Stratman, the Midwest technical sales lead for FMC who spoke with Cindy this week. FMC was one of our sponsors for the 2014 Farm Progress Show. Capture LFR is an insecticide that is specifically designed to combine, or... Read More

Boskovich veteran joins Houweling’s

Greenhouse tomato grower-shipper Houweling’s Tomatoes has added a Boskovich Farms veteran to its marketing department.

Growth Energy Displays a Model Ethanol Plant

As part of New Holland’s commitment to being the Clean Energy Leader the company is very publicly and actively showing its support for biofuels like ethanol. During the Farm Progress Show not only could you find displays showing how and why the company supports home grown energy but there was also a special display on hand from Growth Energy. New... Read More

Corn Growers at Farm Progress Show

National Corn Growers Association officers were out in force at the 2014 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa this week. Right out of the gate on the first day I met up with NCGA chairwoman Pam Johnson of Iowa, First VP Chip Bowling of Maryland, and President Martin Barbre of Illinois. It was a soggy start to the show on... Read More

Ready Pac promotes Ready Snax

Ready Pac Foods Inc. is promoting its Ready Snax line of fresh produce snacks for the back-to-school season, as an alternative to less-nutritious lunchbox treats.

Survey finds widespread salad bar use

More than 60% of 1,100 school districts polled this year offer salad or produce bars, according to a national survey from the School Nutrition Association.

C&S event raises $1.65 million

The charitable arm of C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. raised $1.65 million for pediatric cancer and childhood hunger causes at its annual golf outing.

Sun shines on IGSA’s 86th annual convention

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The 86th annual convention of the Idaho Grower-Shipper Association had a good mix of business and fun lined up for attendees.

Domex reports “vintage” apple crop

Yakima, Wash.-based Domex Superfresh Growers has a “vintage” apple crop this year, chief horticulturalist Dave Gleason said in an Aug. 25 company video.

Dole expands distribution of Salad Companions, organic blends

Dole Fresh Vegetables expects nationwide distribution of its Salad Companions, launched in June, by October.

Axis Purchasing, Produce Alliance collaborate

Foodservice sourcers Axis Purchasing and Chicago-based Produce Alliance are partnering in a move aimed at increasing member services for both.

Typo 2 Keyboard for iPhone 5/5S

I took the new Typo 2 Keyboard for iPhone 5/5S on the road with me this week. It has a very different feel to it and very needed changes on the keyboard. You can see the new features in the video below but one in particular makes a big difference between using version one. The Typo 2 now has a... Read More

Ordinance would crack down on walnut thieves

A proposed ordinance in California’s San Joaquin Valley could help protect walnut growers from theft.

USDA proposes additional South Africa citrus access

Citrus from South African regions infected with the citrus black spot virus would be allowed into the U.S. under a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Arkansas grapes featured at Emmys after-party

After the Emmy awards, it was lights, cameras and grapes for Arkansas’ fruit breeding program.

Final Farm Progress Show Day Cancellation

Well the show started to go on today. However, the weather finally deteriorated and the Farm Progress Show has just announced final day cancellation since lighting has entered the area. I got my notice via Twitter. The first two days were great and the ZimmComm Team got everything done that absolutely had to be done. We wish we could have... Read More

Home Grown

Summer is one of my favorite seasons (not that I have many to choose from!) for a number of reasons. I enjoy sitting in my new rocking chair on the front porch at dusk, watching for deer and turkey to walk through the yard. I love going to the lake and letting the kids play on the beach. I love... Read More

US: Mineral requirements to be discussed at conference

Don Mahan, a swine nutrition expert will present some of his recent studies on addressing proper mineral nutrition at the Midwest Swine Nutrition Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sept. 4.

FEFAC and FeedLatina to strengthen co-op on feed safety

At the meeting held in Sao Paulo on 21 August 2014, Messrs Julio Neves, President of Feed Latina and Ruud Tijssens, FEFAC President, stressed the importance of closer co-operation on feed safety, regulatory coherence and sustainable development of feed and livestock production systems to the benefit of their members and chain partners.

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