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WTO rules against country of origin labels on meat - AgMinute for May 19, 2015

The ruling is a victory for the U.S. meat industry, which has said the labels are burdensome and challenged them in court. Click here for the full story

The Changing Face of Media

One of the primary seminar tracks here at the Alltech REBELation is titled, “Marketing for Business Growth.” In this track I was a panelist yesterday to talk about The Changing Face of Media. With me were moderator, Frank Mulrennan,Show More Summary

Kentucky Night of Fun

After yesterday afternoon’s Alltech REBELation sessions it was time to relax and have a little fun. That fun included good food, beverage, music and dancing in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Many delegations from countries represented here got together on what they were wearing and for photos like this one of the Brazil folks. Jamie and I... Read More

Texas legislature approves grant program to speed border crossings

The Texas legislature has passed a bill that will award grants to nonprofit groups with a goal of reducing border wait times for fresh produce and other perishables from Mexico.

Jeanne Bernick joins K•Coe Isom

Our congratulations to former Top Producer Editor Jeanne Bernick who has joined K•Coe Isom as Ag Consultant. In this newly created position, Bernick matches the needs of large commercial producers with K•Coe Isom’s resources in farm financial management, wealth management, sustainability, and food and ag policy. Show More Summary

Cranswick produces over 20 percent of the pigs it needs

British pork producer Cranswick now has the capacity to provide more than 20 percent of its overall British pig requirements, after substantial investment in the Group’s breeding and rearing activitties. There will be ongoing investment to improve quality and efficiences in this part of the business, Cranswick says in its report over the financial year ending March 31th, 2015.

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Heidi Heitkamp

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The North Dakota Democrat was instrumental in crafting the 2014 farm bill and now has proposed legislation to address uncertainty over renewable fuels and waters of the US as well as expanding trade with Cuba. Show More Summary

AI losses grow to $310 million in US state of Minnesota

Losses in poultry production and related businesses due to avian influenza are estimated at $309.9 million in the US state of Minnesota, according to a newly released emergency economic impact analysis from University of Minnesota Extension.

Qingdao Hongbo Import and Export

This company from China has developed sweet potato pellets. They call it as superfood for pet animals and a novelty in ultra-premium pet foods.

Tecnofood Italia

This Italian company has introduced steamed fibre for ‘diet complete’ pet food diets to the market last year.

ST Automation: Automation of pelleting presses

The ICP software from ST Automation is a system, which automatically adjusts and optimises the operation of the pelleting presses.

PLP Liquid Systems: better distribution of additives

Conventional coating methods, often result in a poor surface distribution, the addition of additives are usually applied in an excess application to improve distribution. PLP Liquid systems have found a solution.

International Health Care Limited (PVS Group)

This company from India has been nominated with the product Gainbro, a specific blend of functional ingredients to benefit the chicken.

CDC reports decrease in key foodborne pathogens

Data released by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the US show progress was made in reducing some foodborne infections in 2014.

Hy-Line hosts tour for egg industry leaders

Layer poultry genetics company, Hy-Line International, hosted nearly 60 egg industry leaders in April at its research and development campus in Dallas Center, Iowa. The tour was offered as part of the Egg Industry Center’s 7th Annual Egg Industry Leadership Forum.

Ovostar reports drop in 2014 profit

Ukrainian producer of eggs and egg products, Ovostar Union finished 2014 with a profit of US$ 25,835 million, which is 17% less than the year before, according to an official company report.

Unapologetically Rural: Community & Culture

Sometimes the most meaningful impact is found by chatting with neighbors. We’ve found several great ways to connect with communities, as you'll see in this story from our 2014 Annual Report. What’s worked for you? A living room set with a couch, an area rug, and some lamps sat just outside the library on the brick mainstreet of Lyons. Show More Summary

Fast track trade authority vote looms

After a procedural vote failed last week, Congressional proponents of fast track authority expressed renewed optimism about passing the legislation.   President Obama met with Senate leaders on May 13 to set a course for debating the...Show More Summary

Colin Powell

Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired General Colin Powell took the stage today to talk about becoming a REBEL. He offered the international audience some insights into what it means to be an American and why people want to come to our country. Since the conference is mostly educational sessions on food and the business of animal agriculture he... Read More

Ronan Wraps Up 1st Opening Plenary

Ronan Tynan graced the stage once again at the opening plenary session at Alltech REBELation. This time surrounded by a choir and singing U2’s, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” 2015 Alltech REBELation Photo Album

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