House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) indicated in his most recent newsletter (9.9.16) that, “On Thursday, I met with representatives from Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS), an Anoka-based crop insurance company. Show More Summary
GROWMARK’s commitment to sustainability was made evident during the 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting & Agribusiness Symposium, and Mark Orr, GROWMARK’s Vice President of Agronomy, sat down with AgWired during this year’s event to discuss...Show More Summary
The Environmental Protection Agency has violated the personal privacy of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers, according to a unanimous ruling issued Friday by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in a lawsuit...Show More Summary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2016 Contact: Monique Waters Press Secretary Senator Booker, Representatives Ryan and Lee Urge Department of Agriculture to Modernize SNAP Program by Bringing Benefits Online “Modernizing SNAP benefits...Show More Summary
I sat down with Sebastian Bell, Executive Director of the Maine Aquaculture Association, during the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, to talk about the role soy protein is playing in the formulation of aquatic feeds as the industry of aquaculture continues to explode globally as an agricultural production system. Show More Summary
Several years ago the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the Billion Ton biomass report and recently made an updated version available. The study shows that there is more than 1 billion tons of biomass available to be used for bio-products including biofuels. Show More Summary
Aaron White is now the owner of an L-Series compact Kubota tractor, thanks to the “Geared to Give” program. White was given the keys during a ceremony at the Farm Progress Show in honor of his years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps and his dedication to farming. “Geared to Give” is a partnership between Kubota and the Farmer... Read More
A contribution from an upland sheep farmer, reflecting on prospects after the Brexit decision. 'At the moment we have a reliable source of revenue from our lamb sales but are concerned to what will happen when our exit from the EU takes place as it seems no negotiations with old or new partners can take place until that point. Show More Summary
Feral pigs having a black colour have got this very colour most likely because of human interference, a recent study has shown.
The new edition of Pig Progress has many ingredients to chew on. A nutrition and feeding focus takes readers to the benefits of processed sunflower meal and we’ll also dive into a very hot topic: how can good sow nutrition benefit piglets?
Netherlands-based animal feed company De Heus has started the construction of a demonstration farm for 400 sows and 800 finisher places in Vung Tau province, Vietnam. The aim is to have the farm populated by the end of 2016.
Animal nutrition company Biomin has renamed the phytogenic feed additive Digestarom® Milk to Digestarom® Bos.
This edition looks at the power of networking and the benefits it brings to the poultry industry. Plus a visit to Swaziland to find out more about Project Canaan, where the egg industry with a combined effort with local producers help to feed the malnourished.
Pressure for a greening of domestic farm subsidies after Brexit is mounting. Indeed, one might say that it is becoming the new conventional wisdom. Such pillars of the agricultural establishment as former Defra ministers Caroline Spellman...Show More Summary
Jim Kelly, co-founder of Emerald Packaging, died Aug. 31 at the age of 86 after a long battle with melanoma.
At the Florida tomato industry’s annual meeting, growers and packers elected new leaders to direct their industry organizations.
Allen Lund and his wife Kathie were the first two employees of The Allen Lund Co., established in 1976.
California’s San Joaquin Valley boasts many fruit farms, but few can say they have stood the test of time like Reedley-based Brandt Farms. This year, Brandt Farms celebrates its 75th anniversary, a milestone the company can proudly attribute to the extraordinary time and effort they have put into cultivating high-quality fruits.
The California pomegranate deal is underway, with good quality and promotional volumes expected over the next few months.
Although Dick Peixoto and his family began growing organic vegetables on 50 acres of land in the Pajaro Valley of California and selling them under the Lakeside Organic Gardens label in 1996, he was a farmer long before that.