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Farmers Lead on Climate Resiliency

By Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch on October 23, 2014 - 3:16pm Jerry Peckumn farms in Jefferson, Iowa. To prevent soil erosion, Jerry plants perennials on his steepest land and maintains buffer strips. At a climate forum in Grinnell, he emphasized the importance of finding good ways to incorporate more perennials. Show More Summary

2014 European PRRS Research Award winners announced

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health provides three grants of €25,000 each to fund research projects that generate new and practical information to better understand the devastating swine disease Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). The 2014 European PRRS research awards were recently presented to the successful investigators.

Alltech again gets EU ok for feed additive in ruminants

Alltech has once again gained EU Commission approval for its feed additive Yea-Sacc®, the product which launched the company nearly 35 years ago.

Robinson Fresh opens LA-area service center

Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Robinson Fresh has begun operating out of a new service center in Corona, Calif.

FDA builds up food safety relationship with Mexico

The Food and Drug Administration is building up its produce safety working relationship with Mexico.

Rural in the Digital Age

By Lucas Nelsen on October 20, 2014 - 12:00am The internet is such a powerful tool in modern life, it’s hard for a lot of people to imagine going through their daily routine without using it in some capacity. But for some people in rural...Show More Summary

Brazil supplies Russia with pork at lower price

In October Brazilian pork exporters started to supply the Russian market with pork at a lower price, said vice-president of the Brazilian Association of Producers of Animal Protein, Rui Eduardo Vargas Saldanha.

Ukraine: Record high grain exports in 2014/15 expected

Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine expects record high grain exports in the current marketing year, the head of the Ministry, Igor Schweich announced recently. According to him despite the loss of Crimea and the armed conflict in the east of the country, the country’s grain industry maintains its great potential.

Sunkist shows off new packaging

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Sunkist Growers, Valencia, displayed several new packaging options for this year’s citrus season at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Outdoor Living Rooms Invite Community Input

By Adele Phillips on October 17, 2014 - 7:07am A strange thing appeared recently on main street in our town of 800: a complete living room. An old padded leather rocking chair and floor lamp filled one corner. A green jacquard couch and a Norfolk Island pine welcomed passersby in another. Show More Summary

UK: Pig centre of excellence grant bid submitted

The first vital step has been taken in setting up a pig and poultry centre of excellence in the UK. An expression of interest has been submitted as part of the plan to apply for some of the £70 million Government Agri-tech grants.

Russia bans EU slaughter waste, animal meal

Russia has expanded the ban for EU food products by also including slaughter waste, animal meal, fats and other products derived from beef, pigs and poultry, the country’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor reports.

New Pear Bureau ads stress ripeness, sweetness

Pear Bureau Northwest is launching a print ad campaign for USA Pears in Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Weight Watchers Magazine, and Food Network Magazine.

Aldi tortures retailers of all kinds

Dadgumit, Aldi. Must you torture the retailers at the high end as well as the low end?

Industrias Bachoco reports increased poultry sales

Mexican poultry producer, Industrias Bachoco, has reported a surprise sales increase in its third quarter (3Q14) results.

Sale of French pork company gets green light

The sale of the French abattoir and pork company GAD to SVA Jean Rozé, the meat branch of the supermarket chain Intermarché, has been given the green light by the court of commerce in Rennes.

Purchase boosts Mack Farms potato, watermelon acreage

Mack Farms Inc. is increasing its Florida potato and watermelon acreage and expanding into other items by purchasing a large south Florida operation.

Potters Poultry strengthens its sales and technical team

Further to the appointment of Antony Taylor as sales and marketing director, Potter’s Poultry in their 50th anniversary year have also appointed Peter Ewin as sales & service manager for the Pullet division covering the South East region.

Be concise in weekly marketing bulletins

The best advice I’ve heard when delivering any kind of message is this: Be concise. Be concise. Be seated.

Sunkist shows off new packaging

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Sunkist Growers, Valencia, displayed several new packaging options for this year’s citrus season at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

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