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Bird flu strikes third California poultry farm - AgMinute for March 19, 2015

Bird flu has struck a third commercial poultry farm in Central California, according to a report posted Wednesday by the World Organization for Animal Health. Click here for the full story

DSM announces managing board re-appoinments

Royal DSM have announced the proposed re-appointment of Stephan B. Tanda as member of the DSM Managing Board at the upcoming Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on 30 April 2015. DSM also announces the departure of DSM Managing Board member Stefan Doboczky per 1 June 2015.

New faces and roles at Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition

Animal nutrition company Arm & Hammer has announced several new additions to its leadership, marketing and sales teams, as well as new roles for current team members.

Do you get your 3-a-day?

My family is a dairy kind of family. We go through at least three gallons of milk per week, cheese slices, string cheese, shredded cheese, sour cream, yogurt cups, Greek yogurt, “squeeze yogurt”, “drink yogurt” – you name it! I don’t keep ice cream in the house because I work from home and can tell you exactly who would consume... Read More

Russia to lift ban on pork imports from Belarus

Negotiations between Russia and Belarus on lifting the ban on pork imports from Belarus to Russia are under way. An agreement may be reached on March 20.

Wheat Bagel Breakfast with Side of Politics

The National Wheat Foundation and National Association of Wheat Growers hosted a bagel breakfast for Ag Day in DC on Wednesday featuring a panel discussion highlighting topics such as biotechnology, sustainability, Big Data and research. Show More Summary

FMC Offers Financing Through John Deere

Postemergent herbicides and insecticides can be a very expensive proposition for producers that do pay off in the long run. To help growers pay for that initial investment that pays big dividends, FMC is offering no-payment, no-interest...Show More Summary

Turkey farm in California struck by bird flu

The World Organization for Animal Health reports that bird flu has struck a third commercial poultry farm in Central California. Some 61,000 turkeys in Merced County were infected by low pathogenic H7N3 virus, a North American strain of bird flu.

Quiz Tests Ag Knowledge During Ag Week

Agriculture and agriculture-related industries are a $775 billion contributor to the U.S. gross domestic product. But even with it being such a major factor in Americans’ lives, how much does the average person really know about this...Show More Summary

Neonatal pigs often vitamin E deficient

Using the wrong form of vitamin E risks newborn health, production and producer profits, says Stuart Products. Today’s husbandry practices combined with seasonal pasture growth patterns can deprive production animals of adequate vitamin E.

Scottish poultry flock hits 10-year low

Scottish poultry numbers have reached a 10-year low, according to the latest December agricultural survey figures, with a sharp fall in the number of broilers following a major restructuring of the industry north of the border.

Thursday Morning Update: Budget- Policy Issues; Trade; and, the Ag Economy

Budget- Policy Issues Janet Hook and Kristina Peterson reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “House and Senate Republicans have resurrected efforts to curb spending for Medicare and other safety-net programs, releasing budgets this week that bring government entitlements back to the center of political conversation. Show More Summary

United Fresh expresses support for trade authority

Congress should immediately pass Trade Promotion Authority for President Barack Obama, Robert Guenther told the House Agriculture Committee.

Dietitians encourage the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) to "Repeal the Seal"

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the professional association for registered dietitians, generated plenty of unfavorable attention this month when it permitted Kraft Singles (a processed cheese-like product) to be the first...Show More Summary

Rep. Lucas on Protecting Ag

Former House Agriculture Committee chairman Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) stopped by the Agri-Pulse Ag Day kickoff event Tuesday evening and commented on the budget plan unveiled by House Republicans would protect 2014 Farm Bill programs.Show More Summary

Iowa Harnesses the Power of Wind

By Lucas Nelsen on March 18, 2015 - 10:01am The power of wind is no secret to Iowans, 85% of whom favor wind energy over every other generating source. That support has meant a lot for the state's wind energy industry. In 2013, Iowa received 27% of its energy from wind - more than any other state in the US. Show More Summary

Drought Issues Continue in California- LA Times Front Page

A pair of articles on the front page of Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times highlighted additional variables relating to ongoing drought concerns in the Golden State. Bettina Boxall reported that, “Parts of the San Joaquin Valley are deflating like a tire with a slow leak as growers pull more and more water from the ground. The […]

Dairy price outlook not as rosy as futures market - AgMinute for March 18, 2015

Dairy analysts warn U.S. dairy suppliers and milk producers against putting too much faith in current futures pricing, which they say is presenting a false "slope of hope." Click here for the full story

Biorigin and partners develop aquaculture project

Aiming at obtaining further knowledge on the mode of action of its aquaculture products, Biorigin established a partnership for the Project Nowaste in 2014, with the participation of UNESP (State University of São Paulo), Brazil, and Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

House Panel Hears Testimony on WOTUS

Representatives of agricultural organizations unanimously condemned the proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule during a hearing held Tuesday by the House Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. American Farm Bureau Federation...Show More Summary

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