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Teachers Offered a Day on the Farm

The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) has partnered with U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to start a program to help urban teachers learn more about agriculture so they can teach it to their students. To kick it off, educators in Minneapolis and Sacramento are invited to take a farm tour at the end of August to engage... Read More

First ASA-Valent Ag Voices of the Future

Eight college students from five states make up the inaugural class of the Ag Voices of the Future program, sponsored by Valent U.S.A. and the American Soybean Association (ASA). The class provides an opportunity for young people toShow More Summary

Agricultural Hegemony and Farm Workers

Patrick O'Donnell's recent posting of Marion Nestle's interview with a Western grower CEO and attendant commentary, contributes greatly to understanding the irreconcilable differences between farm labor skills with the risk of agricultural enterprises facing decreasing labor shortages. Show More Summary

7 challenges within antibiotic-free production

Like anything new or different, antibiotic-free production comes with its own challenges. And, these challenges make up many of the reasons why a lot of farmers currently don’t produce animals fully antibiotic-free.

USDA sanctions Texas, Puerto Rico produce companies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sanctioned four produce businesses for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sanctioned four produce businesses for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards.

Subway to feature fresh vegetables at redesigned locations

National sandwich chain Subway will be highlighting fresh vegetables in redesigned restaurant locations. National sandwich chain Subway will be highlighting fresh vegetables in redesigned restaurant locations.

Ruth helps neighbors by serving on the FSA Committee

About six years ago, Nebraska farmers Ruth Ready and her husband Sid stopped into their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to ask about loan programs and opportunities. While there, Ruth was presented with an altogether different opportunity. “They were looking for someone from my area to run for the FSA committee,” she said. Show More Summary

Stemilt sees back-to-school as perfect for pears

Pear harvest begins in early August for Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers, and the company recommends that retailers start the season with its Tosca pears. Pear harvest begins in early August for Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers, and the company recommends that retailers start the season with its Tosca pears.

New McDonald’s sandwich includes kale, baby spinach

McDonald’s has added to its Signature Crafted Recipe line, and the new sandwich includes kale and baby spinach. McDonald’s has added to its Signature Crafted Recipe line, and the new sandwich includes kale and baby spinach.

Pure Hothouse Foods hires chief marketing officer

Leamington, Ontario-based Pure Hothouse Foods has hired Chris Veillon as its chief marketing officer. Leamington, Ontario-based Pure Hothouse Foods has hired Chris Veillon as its chief marketing officer.

New PED wave hits 56 places in Manitoba – and counting

Where Canada has escaped from too many outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) since 2013, the country has now reported 56 outbreaks in this year alone since 2 May.

Bayer Hosts Field Day in Dakalb

Farmers and retailers gathered near Dekalb, Illinois on Tuesday for the Bayer Innovation Plus Tour. Bayer Technical Development Rep Daren Bohannan says the event focused on corn and soybeans and included presentations on disease observations,...Show More Summary

Perdue Farms - further welfare pledge announced

US-based poultry giant Perdue Farms has become the latest American company to announce further animal welfare improvements.

Precision Ag Bytes 7/19

The National Science Foundation has awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant to Advanced Biological Marketing (ABM). The money will allow ABM to develop a new class of biorational chemicals based on chemical communicants from plant symbiotic fungi to offer greater crop yields, enhanced root growth and resistance to stress. Show More Summary

New Propane Irrigation Engines Available

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has partnered with Origin Engines to develop new 5.7- and 6.2- liter engines, EPA-certified and optimized for industrial applications like irrigation and power generation. PERC invested...Show More Summary

FAO to launch early warning app for Egyptian producers

Egyptian poultry producers are to receive a high-tech helping hand to provide them with an early warning system in the battle against avian influenza and other poultry diseases.

US chicken consumption at all-time high but consumers concerned

A record amount of chicken is set to be eaten by US consumers this year with nine in ten people regularly purchasing poultry.

Pigs can help improve IVF efficiency

In a trial involving female pigs, researchers from the University of Missouri, USA, have discovered that IVF efficiency can be improved for humans.

Rapid growth of US hay exports

Due to lower availability and the willingness of foreign countries to pay premium prices, US dairy farmers need to pay more for their own hay or use alternative feed sources and supplements.

Additives market worth $22 billion by 2020

The animal feed additives market share is expected to exceed US$22 billion by 2022. Poultry feed additives take up US$8.5 billion.

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