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Russia: Eurodon expands its turkey business

Russian meat producer, Eurodon plans to produce 70,000 tonnes of turkey meat this year, increasing its’ output 32% on a year-to-year comparison versus 47,000 tonnes in 2015.

Pig Progress presents Pork Production Conference

What do you need to consider when building a new pig farm? Pig Progress will address that question – a very topical one in China – at the Pork Production Conference, a bilingual seminar prior to VIV China in Beijing, on Sunday, September 4, 2016.

Looking Ahead to 2017 IFAJ Congress

Pre-promotion for the 2017 Congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists is moving quicker than normal. That’s because the Congress will be in South Africa April 2-7 next year. The Congress website will be live...Show More Summary

Supervalu awards 2016 master marketers

Supervalu presented 35 awards to winners of its annual Master Marketer competition, with Karns Foods receiving the 2016 Grand Master Marketer award for consistent performance.

Sweet Summer, Sweet Corn

'Tis the season for ears of corn coming out of our ears! One of the many benefits of living in rural America - particularly in the corn belt - is the abundance of sweet corn during the late summer. And this time of year, roadside stands...Show More Summary

Record #Corn and #Soybean Crop Forecast

USDA’s first crop production forecast based on actual field data is predicting some bin-busting crops this year. Corn production is forecast at 15.2 billion bushels, up 11 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 175.1 bushels per acre, up 6.7 bushels from 2015. If realized, this will be the highest yield... Read More

Bayer’s Showcase Plot Tour Offers Real-Life Education

Daren Bohannan is a Technical Development Representative for Bayer and he took some time to talk with AgWired’s Jamie Johansen about Bayer’s first annual Showcase Plot Tours in central Illinois. The tours allow growers and retailers to get out in the field and see Bayer’s products in action. Show More Summary

Imported produce of interest in cyclospora outbreak in Canada

Canadian public health officials are investigating an outbreak of cyclospora, and imported fresh produce items are of interest in the inquiry — although the cases haven’t been linked to any item or country of origin.

Strong fall avocado season anticipated

The year is off to a good start for avocado lovers, growers and importers, and, if last year is any indication, fall could be even better.

NCGA Leaders Learn New Skills

This week marked the inaugural meeting of NCGA’s 2016 Leadership Academy.  Eighteen aspiring leaders met in Greensboro, North Carolina for a session sponsored by Syngenta.  They are part of more than 500 participants of this program over the last 30 years. Show More Summary

Farm Bureau Seeks Emergency Dairy Aid from USDA

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has asked the USDA to provide emergency assistance for the nation’s dairy farmers. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, AFBF President Zippy Duvall said AFBF supported a recent request from 61 members of Congress asking USDA to provide emergency assistance. Show More Summary

IFAJ Journalists Selected for Trip to China

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) has announced the twelve agriculture journalists and communicators selected to take part in the 5th Expoxure-4-Development tour this fall in China.  The media tour is sponsored by AGCO. Show More Summary

IL Congressman Visits @CNHIndustrial Facility

CNH Industrial’s Goodfield, Illinois facility welcomed Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) for a visit this week. The congressman took part in a roundtable discussion Tuesday with employees and took a tour of the facility, seeing firsthand what...Show More Summary

China to encourage GMO soy production

China wants to stimulate the development of genetically modified soy. This should increase supply, hence reducing the dependency on imports.

US producer calls antibiotic-free chicken a ‘gimmick’

US poultry integrator Sanderson Farms has said it will not phase out antibiotics from its farms, taking a position that runs contrary to many other similar companies in the USA.

California Giant raises $30,000 for donations

California Giant Berry Farms held its 10th annual summer barbeque, serving 650 pounds of skirt steak to more than 1,000 people.

Produce industry raises more than $200k for research hospital

The Anaheim, Calif.-based Fresh Produce & Floral Council featured research hospital City of Hope, Duarte, Calif., at a recent membership luncheon.

United Fresh awards 2016 scholarships

The United Fresh Produce Association announced four recipients of the 2016 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship.

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