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People powered capital

Almost weekly, I read surprising new statistics about capital concentration. The eight richest people in the world control as much capital as half the world’s population. The richest 158 families in the United States were the sourceShow More Summary

Greenyard Logistics USA celebrates grand opening

Greenyard Logistics USA, sister company of Vero Beach, Fla.-based Seald Sweet International, celebrated the grand opening of its Swedesboro, N.J., cold chain facility. Greenyard Logistics USA, sister company of Vero Beach, Fla.-based Seald Sweet International, celebrated the grand opening of its Swedesboro, N.J., cold chain facility.

Can-Am Can Get The Job Done

One of the newest members of the #GoldenMic Club is Andrew Howard, Can-Am. Andrew and I spoke on the closing day of the Farm Progress Show. I was really hoping to meet Andrew and learn more about the company and their models that are designed and built for my kind of activity- hunting – and pretty much anything outdoors. The... Read More

Ready Pac promotes chief operating officer

Ready Pac Foods Inc., Irwindale, Calif., has promoted Peter Laport to chief operating officer. Ready Pac Foods Inc., Irwindale, Calif., has promoted Peter Laport to chief operating officer.

NEPC show draws strong reviews

BOSTON — Retailers and exhibitors reported they had great conversations at the annual New England Produce Council expo on Sept. 13. BOSTON — Retailers and exhibitors reported they had great conversations at the annual New England Produce Council expo on Sept. 13.

USDA’s McEvoy steps down from organic program

Miles McEvoy, deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program, will leave his role at the end of September. Miles McEvoy, deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program, will leave his role at the end of September.

Florida Citrus Starting to Assess Irma Damage

As Floridians continue to dig out from the damage and debris caused by Hurricane Irma, the extent of damage to agriculture is starting to be assessed. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam took an aerial tour yesterday to survey areas impacted by Hurricane Irma, including citrus groves in Central and Southwest Florida. Show More Summary

Are European taxpayers funding land grabs and forest destruction?

The central aim of European Development Financial Institutions (DFIs) is to foster growth and reduce poverty. Yet in Africa, evidence is mounting that they have funded ‘forestry’ projects which have caused deforestation, possible land grabs, and undermined communities’ livelihoods.

Biostimulants World Congress Coming to Miami

The use of biostimulants in agriculture has grown dramatically over recent years and could reach $2 billion by next year, but there is still much that needs to be learned about the diverse formulations on the market and being developed that are applied to plants or soils to regulate and enhance the crop’s physiological processes. Show More Summary

Would Your Soil Pass the Tighty Whitey Test?

The Illinois Corn Growers Association had a head turning display at the 2017 Farm Progress Show centered around soil health. The question is, would your soil pass the tighty whitey test? “Search #SoilYourUndies online and you will find how farmers from all over the U.S. and Canada are taking this approach to learning more about soil health. The better health... Read More

Bayer Advancing Toward the Next Era of Ag

Bayer offers a great deal of technology in today’s marketplace, with a pipeline of new technologies coming to growers in the future. “We’re reinvesting into agriculture. We’re reinvesting into growers,” says Rob Schrick, Bayer Strategic Business Lead for North American Corn and Soy. Show More Summary

Progress on OIE Global Hen Housing Standards

Progress on the OIE’s Global Hen Housing outcome-based standards is taking place but may not come into force until 2019/2020.

Worker shortages draw media attention

The problems that Brexit has caused for labour intensive sections of agriculture have received considerable treatment in the media. The latest analysis in the Financial Times looks at Barfoots of Botley whose biggest crop is sweetcorn:...Show More Summary

Krivanek, Grinstead partner on business sale service

Two well-known produce industry consultants have partnered to help owners looking to sell their businesses. Two well-known produce industry consultants have partnered to help owners looking to sell their businesses.

PBH research links happiness to produce consumption

New research from the the Produce For Better Health Foundation shows a correlation between produce consumption and people’s reported happiness. New research from the the Produce For Better Health Foundation shows a correlation between produce consumption and people’s reported happiness.

Apply for value-added producer grants by January 2018, read about success stories

“Creating and marketing value-added products has the potential to significantly enhance our farm's profitability, but this is no easy task. Our value-added funds will help pay for processing, marketing, distribution, and sales of our...Show More Summary

Precision Ag Bytes 9/13

AgGateway will hold a new “Seed Quick Connect” session for agricultural retailers, distributors and manufacturers to determine where and how they can better connect electronically to streamline their seed transactions. This meeting is part of AgGateway’s Annual Conference, November 6-9 in San Diego. Show More Summary

Camso To Offer Remanufactured Wheels and Tracks

Camso announced at the 2017 Farm Progress Show a program aimed at making the old new again. Martin Lunkenbein, Service and Aftermarket Sales Executive Director for Agriculture, says the company’s vision for the future is to offer products with multiple lives. Show More Summary

IEC steps up work around avian influenza

The International Egg Commission (IEC) is providing a range of additional information on tackling avian influenza as part of its work to ensure members can tackle the disease.

Challenges and solutions in coping with Poultry Red Mite

Delegates at the International Egg Commission’s conference in Bruges were given an update on the spread poultry red mite, the ongoing scientific work and solutions to controlling outbreaks.

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