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MO Soy Partners with Schillinger for Non-GMO High Oleic

The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council last week announced a new partnership to bring non-GMO high oleic soybean technology to growers. The agreement grants John Schillinger and Schillinger Genetics, Inc. (SGI) a license to commercialize...Show More Summary

Public hearing set for Monday on the Leopold Center

Urgent Update! The Iowa legislature has scheduled a public hearing at the Capitol for 10 a.m. on Monday. The hearing provides an opportunity for Iowans to weigh in on the 2018 budget, which cuts several programs we support. We have two high priority opportunities for supporters who are able to join us at the Capitol: 1. Show More Summary

Agricultural Labor & Affluent Consumers: Cacao Farming, Commodities, and Consumption

Drying cocoa beans in rural Ghana (Photo: Elke de Buh) “Before you eat that chocolate Easter egg, think about the people who produced it” By Simran Sethi for the Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2017 “ Just after Valentine’s Day, prices for cocoa plummeted. Show More Summary

Have an Egg-citing Easter!

Easter is the holiest of days on the Christian calendar and the egg representing new life has traditionally been symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to Wikipedia, the custom of Christians decorating eggs for Easter...Show More Summary

Who is growing in the pig health business?

The pig industry is always in motion. Recently many companies in the agribusiness changed owner, expanded or grew their markets. Here’s some recent developments in the pig health sector.

Skretting wants to grow its fish meal free concept

After a successful transition to fish meal free diets for salmon, Skretting, the fish feed division of Nutreco, want to roll out this concept to other farmed fish species.

The 3rd edition of Poultry World 2017 is now online

This issue of Poultry World looks at the avian influenza situation, the risks and the solutions. There is also poultry gut health, the definition and identification of markers. An issue not to be missed!

Stop your broiler scratching it's skin

Skin scratches are caused by broilers climbing over each other.

The definition of gut health and identification of markers

It is generally accepted that necrotic enteritis is a disease of poultry, and that the causative agent is NetB positive Clostridium perfringens. Nevertheless, the mere administration of a pathogenic Clostridium perfringens strain to susceptible broilers does not allow the disease to reproduce. Show More Summary

China’s corn imports to go through seamless drop

China’s increased corn imports from the USA, which was mainly for the reason that Chinese corn supply may be tight in Q2 2017.

Mexican pork giant eyes strong expansion

One of Mexico’s largest pork producers, Granjas Carroll, has announced plans to double its sow numbers to 137,000 by 2021 in a $550 million expansion project.

Quick testing of blended fats and oils

Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition business, introduces a new calibration line for improving the quality control of blended fats and oils in feed.

Future Farming is now LIVE

The Future Farming team are proud to announce that FutureFarming.com is now live.

New: Protein balance sheet EU

The European Commission published for the first time on April 10 a comprehensive EU protein balance sheet.

From crop protection to crop health

As a member of the Farmer-Scientist Network at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, I was involved in getting this project off the ground which is using field trials to see if we can make more use of biologicals in plant protection. View the introductory video here: From crop protection to crop health

Taylor Farms celebrates new sustainable energy system

A natural gas-powered cogeneration system has joined wind and solar power at the Gonzales, Calif., location of Taylor Farms. A natural gas-powered cogeneration system has joined wind and solar power at the Gonzales, Calif., location of Taylor Farms.

Mango board hosts session at Viva Fresh

National Mango Board retail program manager Wendy McManus and ripening expert Dennis Kihlstadius will lead the board’s session at Viva Fresh Produce Expo. National Mango Board retail program manager Wendy McManus and ripening expert Dennis Kihlstadius will lead the board’s session at Viva Fresh Produce Expo.

Link to rural development

The U.S. continues to develop new clean and renewable energy resources to replace aging, carbon-emitting generating facilities. Lightly populated rural areas provide ample space for this new development, namely wind energy. Rural communities...Show More Summary

Women in Produce: Emily Coborn

Emily Coborn’s passion for her job is obvious when she begins talking about Coborn’s Inc., the St. Cloud, Minn.-based grocery chain her family has run for five generations. Daughter of president and CEO Chris Coborn, Emily Coborn graduated from the College of Saint Benedict. “I had a wonderful experience at St. Ben’s,” she said.

Women in Produce: Julie Libby

Julie Libby oversees a wide range of activities as director of produce category management, merchandising and pricing for Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford Supermarkets. Julie Libby oversees a wide range of activities as director of produce category management, merchandising and pricing for Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford Supermarkets.

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