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Illinois Ag Leadership, GROWMARK Partner for STEM Event

Some ag students could be better prepared to compete in the job market in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers thanks to a partnership between the Illinois Agriculture Leadership (IALP) Class of 2016 and GROWMARK. Show More Summary

New owner offers Moy Park exciting opportunities

The new owners of the Northern-Ireland based European poultry and food producer Moy Park, the Brazilian meat company JBS S.A., the third largest global food business, offers the company exciting opportunities to further develop its business, Moy Park says in its report over the third quarter.

Attracting Pollinators with a Pollinator Garden

Thanks to gardening enthusiast Jonathan Leger for this article. Pollinators are insects and animals that transport pollen from plant to plant to fertilize the plant so it produces fruit or seeds. There are more than 1.000 different plants grown for spices, foods, beverages, and medicine that are dependent on pollinators. Show More Summary

#NAFB15 Last Trade Talk for AFBF President

It’s been 16 years that Bob Stallman has represented the American Farm Bureau Federation as president and he’s been at NAFB Trade Talk for most, if not all, of those years. But this year will be his last as president since he announced earlier this year he will be retiring from the post – to do whatever he wants. “I... Read More

First Female President for National Grange

Delegates of National Grange recently elected their national officers.  Of note among them is Betsy Huber, the first woman to be elected president of the organization. Begun in 1867, Grange is noted as America’s number one rural family advocates. Show More Summary

Reducing dietary crude protein enhances pork quality

Data confirm that dietary crude protein reduction enhances pork eating quality but negatively affects pigs’ growth performance.

Prayers for Joey+Rory

We’ve been keeping the country music couple Joey+Rory in our prayers since hearing that beautiful Joey made the decision last month to stop cancer treatments. We had the pleasure of meeting this lovely and talented couple three years ago at the 2012 Cattle Industry Summer Convention and were so impressed by their devotion to each other. If you have not... Read More

BASF Crop Protection Aids Growers in 2015

2015 was a challenging year for growers with low commodity prices, weird weather and heavy disease pressure, but fungicide products from BASF Crop Protection definitely helped farmers get the most from their crops. “The one thing farmers can do when markets look like they do is increase yield,” said Dr. Show More Summary

USDA Looks to Expand Export Markets with MAP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has handed out the fiscal year 2016 award funds for its program for commerical export markets for U.S. goods. This agency news release says the Market Access Program (MAP) will provide more than...Show More Summary

Public is confused about antibiotic resistance

A new multi-country survey shows people are confused about this major threat to public health and do not understand how to prevent it from growing. The majority also thinks that agriculture should use less antibiotics.

Antje Eckel is Agricultural Entrepreneur 2015

Antje Eckel, owner of animal nutrition company Dr Eckel, has been granted with the award "Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year".

Novelty: Plastic pig flooring unaffected by fire

A flame-resisting type of pig floor coating was launched this Tuesday, which is thought to lead to fires in pig farms accelerating considerably less fast.

Give Thanks for Rural Health

Thursday, November 19th is National Rural Health Day. On the Thursday before Thanksgiving each year, rural Americans give thanks for our health and the doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other providers that help keep us that way. In truth,...Show More Summary

Book Review & Contest – Combines with Casey & Friends

There is a new strategy this year for “Black Friday” that I’m coining “StayFriday” where one does his/her holiday shopping from home. And today I’m offering up a great gift idea that you can purchase online for the little ones in your life: “Combines” written by Holly DuFek and illustrated by Paul E. Nunn. What better way to review a... Read More

Precoolers contribute to longer shelf life

Precooling can reduce costs, and prompt and thorough precooling is the most important step in establishing an effective cold chain, according to Global Cooling Inc.

Sorghum Checkoff Selects New Team Members

The United Sorghum Checkoff Program has recently promoted and hired new team members.  The positions have been filled in the communications and high value markets departments. Faith Jurek has been serving as the communications director and has now been promoted to Consumer Communications Strategist. Show More Summary

They’re Back – Peterson Farm Bros New Video

It’s titled, “Farmers Feed the World (Watch Me, Hit the Quan, Uptown Funk Parody).” And it is very well done. You will recognize some of the video contributors to the music video, including our own Joanna Schroeder! Here’s their message to go along with the video on YouTube. Enjoy it below. Thanks to Syngenta! “Through The Good Growth Plan, Syngenta... Read More

Crisis Communications – Are You Prepared?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s mass media’s impact on consumer food opinion?” This poll made it clear that mass media does impact the opinions consumers have on food. Is this a good thing or bad? It seems good news doesn’t make front page. How do we get consumers to look at the science behind the food they eat?... Read More

Latest DSM research presented at ESPN

In August 2015, DSM attended the 20th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition in Prague.

DSM sponsors of Western Nutrition Conference

DSM recently sponsored the 36th Western Nutrition Conference in Winnipeg, Canada where speakers from around the world gathered to share relevant leading edge data and insights to approximately 200 delegates, all with the common goal of driving innovation in the animal nutrition industry.

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