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Rep. Peterson Meets with Representatives from Crop Insurance Industry

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) indicated in his most recent newsletter (9.9.16) that, “On Thursday, I met with representatives from Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS), an Anoka-based crop insurance company. Show More Summary

GROWMARK Sustainability Efforts Focus on Farmer

GROWMARK’s commitment to sustainability was made evident during the 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting & Agribusiness Symposium, and Mark Orr, GROWMARK’s Vice President of Agronomy, sat down with AgWired during this year’s event to discuss...Show More Summary

Court Rules EPA Violated Farmer Privacy

The Environmental Protection Agency has violated the personal privacy of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers, according to a unanimous ruling issued Friday by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in a lawsuit...Show More Summary

Senator Booker, Representatives Ryan and Lee Urge Department of Agriculture to Modernize SNAP Program by Bringing Benefits Online

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2016 Contact: Monique Waters Press Secretary Senator Booker, Representatives Ryan and Lee Urge Department of Agriculture to Modernize SNAP Program by Bringing Benefits Online “Modernizing SNAP benefits...Show More Summary

Aquaculture Explodes & #USSoy Meets Nutrient Demand

I sat down with Sebastian Bell, Executive Director of the Maine Aquaculture Association, during the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, to talk about the role soy protein is playing in the formulation of aquatic feeds as the industry of aquaculture continues to explode globally as an agricultural production system. Show More Summary

New Holland’s Big #Biomass Baler

Several years ago the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the Billion Ton biomass report and recently made an updated version available. The study shows that there is more than 1 billion tons of biomass available to be used for bio-products including biofuels. Show More Summary

Geared to Give Honors Farmer Veteran

Aaron White is now the owner of an L-Series compact Kubota tractor, thanks to the “Geared to Give” program. White was given the keys during a ceremony at the Farm Progress Show in honor of his years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps and his dedication to farming. “Geared to Give” is a partnership between Kubota and the Farmer... Read More

A farmer writes

A contribution from an upland sheep farmer, reflecting on prospects after the Brexit decision. 'At the moment we have a reliable source of revenue from our lamb sales but are concerned to what will happen when our exit from the EU takes place as it seems no negotiations with old or new partners can take place until that point. Show More Summary

Humans preferred their pigs to be black

Feral pigs having a black colour have got this very colour most likely because of human interference, a recent study has shown.

In latest Pig Progress – sunflowers and sow feed

The new edition of Pig Progress has many ingredients to chew on. A nutrition and feeding focus takes readers to the benefits of processed sunflower meal and we’ll also dive into a very hot topic: how can good sow nutrition benefit piglets?

Dutch construct demo pig farm in Vietnam

Netherlands-based animal feed company De Heus has started the construction of a demonstration farm for 400 sows and 800 finisher places in Vung Tau province, Vietnam. The aim is to have the farm populated by the end of 2016.

Biomin renames feed additive product for calves

Animal nutrition company Biomin has renamed the phytogenic feed additive Digestarom® Milk to Digestarom® Bos.

The World Poultry number 7, 2016 is now online.

This edition looks at the power of networking and the benefits it brings to the poultry industry. Plus a visit to Swaziland to find out more about Project Canaan, where the egg industry with a combined effort with local producers help to feed the malnourished.

Pressure for green farm subsidies is mounting

Pressure for a greening of domestic farm subsidies after Brexit is mounting. Indeed, one might say that it is becoming the new conventional wisdom. Such pillars of the agricultural establishment as former Defra ministers Caroline Spellman...Show More Summary

Emerald Packaging co-founder dies

Jim Kelly, co-founder of Emerald Packaging, died Aug. 31 at the age of 86 after a long battle with melanoma.

Florida tomato growers, packers elect leaders

At the Florida tomato industry’s annual meeting, growers and packers elected new leaders to direct their industry organizations.

Allen Lund celebrates 40 years by giving back

Allen Lund and his wife Kathie were the first two employees of The Allen Lund Co., established in 1976.

Brandt Farms celebrates 75 years in business

California’s San Joaquin Valley boasts many fruit farms, but few can say they have stood the test of time like Reedley-based Brandt Farms. This year, Brandt Farms celebrates its 75th anniversary, a milestone the company can proudly attribute to the extraordinary time and effort they have put into cultivating high-quality fruits.

Early California pomegranates enter receptive market

The California pomegranate deal is underway, with good quality and promotional volumes expected over the next few months.

Lakeside Organic Gardens celebrates 20 years

Although Dick Peixoto and his family began growing organic vegetables on 50 acres of land in the Pajaro Valley of California and selling them under the Lakeside Organic Gardens label in 1996, he was a farmer long before that.

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