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Beck Ag Acquires Adayana Agribusiness Group

Beck Ag has just announced the acquisition of Adayana Agribusiness Group and I spoke with Stephanie Liska, President/CEO of Beck Ag to learn more about it. The acquisition of Adayana brings its focus on strategy and management consulting, and learning solutions delivery to strengthen the total customer offering from Beck Ag according to Stephanie. Show More Summary

Food science group adds new schools

The Institute of Food Technologist’s Higher Education Review Board has added four new schools to the group’s list of approved undergraduate food science programs.

Hall of fame to induct former Florida strawberry growers leader

Chip Hinton, former executive director of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, is one of the candidates scheduled for induction into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame.

FPFC welcomes first Northern California chairman

PASADENA, Calif. — The Anaheim, Calif.-based Fresh Produce & Floral Council has actively courted Northern California members by sponsoring luncheons, expos and special events there since 2002.

CDC declares Chipotle E. coli outbreaks over

The E. coli outbreak that affected more than 50 Chipotle Mexican Grill customers last fall has been declared over, but the ingredient that caused the outbreak could not be determined, federal health officials said Feb. 1

ZimmCast from #NBB16

The 13th National Biodiesel Conference and Expo was held last week in Tampa and it was the 11th year that ZimmComm has done the Biodiesel Conference Blog. Way back in 2006, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) was one of the first industry organizations to see the value in new media like blogs and they continue to stay on the cutting... Read More

Nebraska Ban on Packer Ownership of Livestock is Constitutional

As Nebraska lawmakers debate the state’s ban on meatpacker ownership of hogs, opponents of the law are raising a new argument about the constitutionality of ban. We believe that the present law is constitutional, and we urge lawmakers...Show More Summary

Seaweeds: Good for meat and egg quality

Seaweeds can have a prebiotic effect in pig diets and improve egg quality in laying hens. However, high amounts of seaweed in the diet can have an opposite effect. The inclusion rate is therefore important.

New probiotic optimises feed conversion poultry

A new probiotic has been shown to improve feed utilisation in poultry and improved gut health of the animals.(Video: Story behind probiotics).

Feed production: what is the carbon footprint?

The recently launched Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) aims to provide a freely accessible, transparent LCA (life cycle assessment) database of feed ingredients.

Farmers Love #LibertyLink #RealYield

It’s the first of February, which means planting season is getting closer. Farmers who might still be thinking about what varieties to plant this year should take a listen to what growers who use Bayer’s LibertyLink system have to say about their real yields last season. I talked with Ross Aigner of Wilkin County, Minnesota about his 2015 season with... Read More

Trump Tops Agri-Pulse Poll of Farmers

As Iowa voters gather to caucus today, a new Agri-Pulse poll shows most farmers support Donald Trump for president. In the most extensive poll of how U.S. farmers and ranchers plan to vote for president, respondents overwhelmingly say they’ll support a Republican, and 40 percent of those are Trump supporters. That compares to 15 percent for Sen. Ted Cruz, 11... Read More

Novel, virulent Aujeszky strain in China

Outbreaks of Aujeszky’s Disease (pseudorabies) in China have been worse than in the past due to the emergence of a highly virulent strain.

Business news: Poultry health solutions launched

World Poultry looks back on the recent business news, conveniently capturing and summarising the most important business updates in the poultry industry. Poultry health product launches were among the announcements catching the attention this week.

WOTUS, Biotech, Trade Top Farm Bureau’s 2016 Strategic Plan

Farm Bureau’s strategic action plan for 2016 includes several key issues for agriculture, including the government’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) action, protecting farmers’ rights to use biotechnology and trade issue. This news...Show More Summary

Ag Tech Accelerator Program Chooses AgVoice

AgVoice has been selected to participate in a nine-month program created by The Yield Lab, to support up and coming agriculture  technology companies.  AgVoice is a voice interaction service, created by TekWear LLC, which provides hands-free workflow management services which allows growers to capture insights when they’re on the go. Show More Summary

Interview: Is robotic egg collection the future?

Chickens lay most of their eggs in their nests, but some end up in the hay. Egg collection is therefore both necessary and time-consuming. In response to this need, Wageningen researchers in the Netherlands have developed an autonomous robot that can move through the poultry house freely.

Algeria to revive poultry industry with road map

A road map is to be implemented this year in the north African country of Algeria with the aim of reviving the country’s poultry sector.

Fatty acids – the new frontier in pig nutrition

Fatty acids are feed components that are gaining more and more importance. There is a lot that needs further study. For instance, what do we know about the ideal ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids for pig feed?

AEM Joins Commodity Classic

The 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, March 3-5, will be the biggest and best trade show ever.  The addition of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers as a presenting sponsor is no small part of that.  The 600,000 plus square foot trade show floor is the largest to date in the 20 year history of the trade show.  Several of the... Read More

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