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US chicken consumption remains high

Chicken consumption in the United States remains high in 2015 in the two primary purchase channels, supermarket and food service establishments, according to new research presented at the 2015 Chicken Marketing Seminar.

Income Inequality, Health, and Rural

This article was contributed by Jon M. Bailey, a former Center for Rural Affairs Policy and Research Director. Jon is continuing his long interest in exploring issues surrounding family economic security, especially in rural places. Income inequality is a growing social and political concern in the United States and other western democracies. Show More Summary

AIB International promotes staff member

AIB International has selected its own David Fliss to fill the position of vice president for client development.

Locas Traxx promotes one to inside sales manager

Jupiter, Fla.-based Locus Traxx Worldwide has promoted Juliette Giles to inside sales manager for North America.

Golbon hires two executive staff

Boise, Idaho-based Golbon has hired Rick Weis as director of member development for the northeast region and Pamala Padilla as director of procurement.

Flavor Tour adding more stops, giving away prizes

Mastronardi Produce’s second Flavor Tour is underway, expanding to more than 80 retail locations and events across the U.S. and Canada.

Fox Packaging re-designs website

Fox Packaging recently launched a re-designed website.

AgNerd Cloud – Apple Watch Review

I’ve finally had a chance to put some thoughts in writing about my ZimmWatch (Apple Watch). AgNerds have been bugging me to get it done. I’ve been wearing it for over a month now. I’ve traveled with it and worn it throughout the day to see how much I would use it, how I would use it and if I... Read More

Organics Unlimited releases label for GROW anniversary

Organics Unlimited has released a new label for its GROW organic bananas’ 10-year celebration.

Federal Crop Insurance Gets Failing Grade

At the Center for Rural Affairs, we’ve heard from farmers across the Midwest and Great Plains about the negative impacts of federally subsidized crop insurance for over a decade. A farm safety net is important to help family farmers mitigate risks, but there are real concerns with the current crop insurance program. Show More Summary

Majority Polled Say Crops ‘Real Good’

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How are the crops in your area looking?” After reviewing these poll results I feel a glimpse of optimism for the crop outlook. However, it is still raining here in the Midwest and like one poller commented, soybeans are taking a hit. Chuck and Cindy have been talking with growers throughout the corn and... Read More

Retailers expand dairy antitrust litigation. Ag Minute for July 21, 2015

Retailers are expanding antitrust litigation against dairy cooperatives. Click here for full story.

New Workmaster Tractors From New Holland

Pro Work Tools is a good name for the New Holland team that deals with utility and compact tractors. During New Holland media days Todd DeBock walked us through what makes them so much in demand. In fact, orders for Workmaster compact tractors through dealers have come in so strong they’ve sold out into 2016! Todd says the first thing... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

Tucker Carlson, Political News Commentator and Co-host of Fox and Friends Weekend, will present An Insider’s Look at Washington, Politics and Everything In Between on Wednesay, September 30 at the General Session Luncheon of the 2015 United Fresh Washington Conference. Show More Summary

NPPC CEO recognised for animal research support

Neil Dierks, CEO of the National Pork Producers Council, was given the Distinguished Support of Animal Science Award from the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) at its joint annual meeting with the American Dairy Science Association in Orlando, Fla.

EU feed notifications ruled by pathogenic micro-organisms

Out of the 3097 original notifications counted in RASFF in 2014, 309 concerned feed. This is about 10% of the total, but rising in number for the first time in several years.

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Rob Bishop

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Rep. Rob Bishop. Bishop chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources. Bishop is pleased with recent votes on forestry and water but admits a number of uphill battles remain for his committee and Congress. Show More Summary

Eurodon boosts its turkey meat production capacity

Russian meat producer, Eurodon, is eyeing a 130,000 tonne capacity increase in its turkey meat production by the end of 2016.

USDA updates surveillance plans for AI migratory birds

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released two updated interagency plans related to the surveillance of avian influenza in wild birds.

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