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Naturipe Farms hires VP of marketing

Naturipe Farms has hired CarrieAnn Arias as vice president of marketing. In her new role, Arias is responsible for leading the brand, consumer and trade marketing efforts for the entire Naturipe portfolio of products. She started atShow More Summary

PrecisionAg Vision Conference

I have a vision of a really good precision ag program coming up for year number two this October. It is the PrecisionAg® Vision Conference, October 10-12, 2017. We are a sponsor of this year’s event! You can expect more information to come but for now, here are some details. The conference will take place in Phoenix, AZ. Conference organizer... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the Trump Administration to use the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to establish a new, fair trade framework for international trade deals that benefits family farmers, ranchers, and rural residents. Show More Summary

U.S. Beef Access to China Takes Another Step Forward

The Trump Administration has taken steps toward commercial shipment of U.S. beef and beef products to China for the first time since 2003. The USDA has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the U.S. to begin the beef exports to China. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement: “Today is a... Read More

A World of First’s in PRRSV Research

The world’s only provider of mucosal PRRSV and flu vaccines, Aptimmue, officially launched during the 2017 World Pork Expo. The vaccine utilizes the BARRICADE proprietary technologies and takes advantage of high-titer PRRSV antigen produced on ZMAC, the world’s only commercially available porcine based alveolar macrophage cell line. Show More Summary

Iowa Races Spotlight Corn and Ethanol

The Iowa Speedway hosts two racing events this summer that put corn and ethanol in the spotlight on the track. The NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen is coming up Saturday, June 24. This is the fifth consecutive year of the American Ethanol partnership and the fourth consecutive year with Enogen at Iowa Speedway. Enogen corn... Read More

Brand study names Halos favorite among moms

The Wonderful Halos brand is a favorite among moms, according to a study by children-focused research firm Smarty Pants LLC. The Wonderful Halos brand is a favorite among moms, according to a study by children-focused research firm Smarty Pants LLC.

The right to seeds: a fundamental right for small farmers!

Without seeds, there is no agriculture. Since the beginning of farming, over 10,000 years ago, farmers have selected the best seeds from their harvests to plant in the next season, to exchange, or to sell informally. In this way they...Show More Summary

Martinez Fresh Produce pays PACA debt

Martinez Fresh Produce LLC has satisfied a reparation order issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release. Martinez Fresh Produce LLC has satisfied a reparation order issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release.

ProducePay hires sales development manager

Los Angeles-based ProducePay has hired Bryan Barsness as sales development manager in the company’s new Fresno, Calif., office. Los Angeles-based ProducePay has hired Bryan Barsness as sales development manager in the company’s new Fresno, Calif., office.

Aldi aims for 2,500 stores by 2022

Aldi has committed to spend $3.4 billion to increase its U.S. presence to 2,500 stores by 2022. Aldi has committed to spend $3.4 billion to increase its U.S. presence to 2,500 stores by 2022.

Del Monte to celebrate 125th anniversary at United

Five $125 gift cards will be given away June 14 as Del Monte Fresh Produce celebrates its 125th anniversary at the United Fresh Produce Association show in Chicago. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. in booth No. 2211, according to aShow More Summary

Precision Ag Bytes

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is awarding more than $22.6 million for resource conservation. They are supporting 33 projects nationwide that support conservation through developing tools, technologies, or strategies. Show More Summary

Harvest CROO field-testing autonomous vehicle

Harvest CROO Robotics has taken another step toward the automation of strawberry harvesting with the debut of its autonomous vehicle. Harvest CROO Robotics has taken another step toward the automation of strawberry harvesting with the debut of its autonomous vehicle.

Publix expanding grocery delivery service

Publix will have grocery delivery in 25 more markets by the end of the year. Publix will have grocery delivery in 25 more markets by the end of the year.

CC Kitchens issues salad recall

CC Kitchens has recalled about 2,400 pounds of salads due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. CC Kitchens, owned by Cincinnati-based Castellini Group, initiated the recall after a supplier notified it that lettuce used in the production of certain salads was involved in a recall, according to a notice from the U.S. Show More Summary

Trump’s Commitment to Infrastructure Pleases Ag Groups

Farmers were among those who joined President Trump last week in Cincinnati to highlight the economic importance of the inland waterways system and the need to invest in upgrades to the locks and dams. “Roughly 60 percent of the United States grain exports travel down these waterways to the Gulf,” said Trump in his remarks. Show More Summary

NPPC Gives Voice to Producer Concerns

Deputy Director of Economics and Domestic Production Issues for the National Pork Producers Council, Dustin Baker, was at the World Pork Expo last week talking with producers about their concerns for the future of the industry. Trade is always at the top of that list, Baker says, since pork is a global market, but already NPPC is looking forward to... Read More

4 Series Sprayers From Deere See Upgrades

The 4 Series Sprayers from John Deere offer a little something for everyone, Doug Felter says. With options ranging from 600 to 1,200 gallon tanks and 80- to 132-foot booms, these sprayers are set up to provide growers and retailers the ability to get through the fields with timely applications across their operations. Part of making their sprayers better than... Read More

New issue: Pig Progress focuses on biosecurity and genetics

Subjects related to biosecurity as well as breeding/genetics constitute the core of the latest print edition of Pig Progress.

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