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Industry goes to bat for City of Hope

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Members of the Southern California produce industry and their families who had ever fantasized about playing in a major league baseball park had a chance to realize that dream June 18.

#ASTAannual Honors #Seed Industry Legend

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) instituted a new award at the 133rd annual meeting in Portland, Oregon this year, the Lifetime Industry Achievement Award, and the first honoree is Dr. Owen Newlin, retired from DuPont Pioneer. Show More Summary

Krysta Harden Keynotes #ASTAannual

Attendees of the American Seed Trade Association were privileged to hear, not just a great speaker, but someone who has a lot of experience in the agriculture industry. Krysta Harden recently made the move to chief sustainability officer at DuPont from her previous position as deputy secretary of the USDA. Her experience has taught her a thing or two about... Read More

NCGA Elects Kevin Skunes

Kevin Skunes will step up as the National Corn Growers Association first vice president on Oct. 1.  Skunes currently serves as board liaison to the Grower Service Action Team and representative to the National Pork Producers Council, and has previously been on the Corn Board, the Association Relations Committee and the Finance Committee. Show More Summary

Challenge from retiring VP spurs new leadership structure at Robinson Fresh

Robinson Fresh, Eden Prairie, Minn., has a new leadership structure — thanks in part to the suggestion of a departing executive.

Sinclair Systems hires new food safety manager

Sinclair Systems International, Fresno, Calif., hired Elizabeth Correia as the company’s new food safety manager.

New York Apple Association CEO Jim Allen retiring

Allen has led the association — the apple industry’s second-largest state marketing group — since 2000, according to a news release. He started with the association as retail program director in 1996.

Novus International – Helping Feed Tomorrow for 25 Years

A mission to “make a clear difference in sustainably meeting the growing global needs for nutrition and health” has lead Novus International to pledge commitment to customers and global stakeholders through a Triple-S Bottomline: solutions, service and sustainability. Show More Summary

#ASTAannual Opening Reception Jam

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) got the ASTA-OSA Jam Band together for the opening reception, sponsored by Syngenta, at the 133rd annual convention in Portland, Oregon. The venue was historic Edgefield, built in 1911 as the...Show More Summary

Self-sufficiency level in UK poultry drops

Despite a further increase in production, last year the United Kingdom was only 73% self-sufficient for poultry meat. That is 4% less than in the previous year and the lowest level for the last 5 years. The import comes increasingly from the Netherlands, by far the biggest foreign supplier to the British market.

Research Will Help Farmers Discuss Sustainability

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) recently completed an extensive research project that dug into consumer perceptions about sustainability, and the findings may help producers continue to break through communication barriers and effectively get their story out to the increasingly disconnected consuming public. Show More Summary

Getting Social with @Better_Seed

As the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 133rd annual meeting kicked off in Portland, Oregon over the weekend, the Management Skills Committee focused on using social media to fight the spread of misinformation about agriculture and technology. Show More Summary

Growers Express eyes growth through Misionero acquisition

Seeing exponential growth in the value-added vegetable market, Growers Express has agreed to purchase Misionero Vegetables.

Cats fed animal plasma have better digestibility

Do cats like spray-dried animal plasma added to their wet diet? And what effects does it have on feed intake and apparent nutrient digestibility?

Whey protein can be used for horses

Whey protein, a soybean alternative, is suitable for some horses and offer a beneficial range of amino acids. This is stated on the website of Kentucky Equine Research.

Animine appoints PULTE as new distributor

French producer of trace minerals, Animine, has appointed Pulte GmbH & Co. KG as its strategic marketing and commercial support partner in Germany and Austria.

It’s #Enogen4Energy at Iowa Speedway

Iowa Speedway was the place for corn growers this weekend as Enogen presented the American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR XFINITY race. Kicking things off was a press conference with representatives from Syngenta, American Ethanol, Growth Energy and Quad County Corn Processors. Show More Summary

Lyons Storefront Theater Honored with National Award

“Too often we think that you have to go to the big city to get your arts and culture fix. This project is about demonstrating that we can and do have interesting arts and cultural infrastructure in small town. If we can do this in Lyons,...Show More Summary

Global Business Climate Remains Slow for Ag Machinery

Results from the latest Agrievolution Business Barometer survey are showing that, while the global downturn in the agricultural machinery industry seems to have stabilized, global recovery is not in sight for the next six months, and the sector may stay at current low levels. The survey found that the global business climate index is back to the low level of... Read More

HAB survey: Many still unclear about good, bad fats

Thirty-six percent of more than 2,000 adults surveyed by the Hass Avocado Board, Mission Viejo, Calif., said they believe all fats contribute to increased cholesterol levels, revealing a lack of understanding about “good fats” and “bad fats” the board wants to correct.

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