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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.

Study reveals men are most likely to eat insects

A European study has revealed that young men are most likely to adopt insects into their diets. The study has been published online by Science Direct and scheduled for publication in the Food Quality and Preference Journal in January 2015.

University study confirms Provanco Feeds suppresses PEDv

A Iowa State University test, aimed at determining the infectivity of PEDv RNA present in commercial Spray Dried Porcine Plasma (SDPP). Provanco Feeds Farrow X1 was used as another product to combat the PEDv infection in the test pi...

Regulations; Ag Economy; Climate; Immigration; and, Political Notes- Thursday

Regulations Todd Neeley reported yesterday at DTN that, “Farm groups are using mapping technology in their latest effort to block EPA from finalizing new regulations under the Clean Water Act. “A map of the state of Iowa virtually is covered in red — a color that has agriculture groups burning mad at an image that represents all […]

Jan Pauwels joins Petersime sales team

Jan Pauwels has joined Belgian incubator and hatchery supplier Petersime as an Area Sales Manager.

Danish population could be infected with porcine MRSA

According to the Danish news source Politken Denmark, between 6.000 and 12.000 Danes who have never been near a pig farm could be infected with porcine MRSA without knowing it.

Russian agriculture needs an extra €13.3 billion

Due to the recent import ban, Russian agriculture will need an additional injection of €13.3 billion in the next five years, Reuters has reported the Russian Agriculture Minister Fyodorov as saying.

Alltech expands in Latin America with a new office

Within the framework of Alltech’s expansion plans for Latin America, the company recently opened a new office in Paraguay, marking a total of 14 offices, nine manufacturing facilities, four distributors and 1,028 employees in the region.

Alltech opens new office in Paraguay

Alltech has recently opened a new office in Paraguay, marking a total of 14 offices, nine manufacturing facilities, four distributors and 1.028 employees in the region.

European Salmonella outbreak traced to German eggs

Sporadic or outbreak cases of Salmonella Enteritidis reported by Austria, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, appear to be linked by time of symptom onset and microbiological characteristics of isolates, the EFSA has reported.

Zimfo Bytes

The National Sorghum Producers board of directors elected officers and appointed two new individuals to the board last week during its annual August board meeting. DuPont announced construction on two state-of-the-art centers dedicated...Show More Summary

Jeff Simmons, Elanco, Accepts #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Another ALS IceBucketChallenge has been met. This time it’s Jeff Simmons, Elanco Animal Health. He received my challenge and he has answered it and issued his own. Here’s what Jeff did: Elanco president Jeff Simmons accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Chuck Zimmerman and Tyson president and CEO Donnie Smith, then challenges U.S. Show More Summary

USDA proposes access for China citrus

China citrus will be given access to the U.S. market under a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Avocados from Mexico plans hispanic retail promotion

Avocados from Mexico will offer a promotion, Échale al Asador — Toss it on the Grill — at about 1,200 hispanic retail outlets Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

Maglio & Co. names regional sales manager

Glendale, Wisc.-based Maglio & Co. has added Scott Hoerman to its staff as a regional sales manager. Hoerman is serving Maglio’s Midwest distribution region.

Iowa Congressman at Farm Progress Show

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) stopped in at the Farm Progress Show media tent to visit with us about the latest topics on his mind in Washington DC. King talked about the inability of Congress to get much done this year. “It’s the nature of the political gridlock that exists when the Democrats run the Senate and the Republicans run the... Read More

Savannah port to import cold-treated South American fruit

The Port of Savannah plans to receive South American fruit through a U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program allowing imports of cold-treated commodities.

Lund staffers drenched in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

More than 25 Allen Lund Co. staffers have been splashed with buckets of water in the ALS ice bucket challenge.

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