The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council last week announced a new partnership to bring non-GMO high oleic soybean technology to growers. The agreement grants John Schillinger and Schillinger Genetics, Inc. (SGI) a license to commercialize...Show More Summary
Urgent Update! The Iowa legislature has scheduled a public hearing at the Capitol for 10 a.m. on Monday. The hearing provides an opportunity for Iowans to weigh in on the 2018 budget, which cuts several programs we support. We have two high priority opportunities for supporters who are able to join us at the Capitol: 1. Show More Summary
Drying cocoa beans in rural Ghana (Photo: Elke de Buh) “Before you eat that chocolate Easter egg, think about the people who produced it” By Simran Sethi for the Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2017 “ Just after Valentine’s Day, prices for cocoa plummeted. Show More Summary
Easter is the holiest of days on the Christian calendar and the egg representing new life has traditionally been symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to Wikipedia, the custom of Christians decorating eggs for Easter...Show More Summary
The pig industry is always in motion. Recently many companies in the agribusiness changed owner, expanded or grew their markets. Here’s some recent developments in the pig health sector.
After a successful transition to fish meal free diets for salmon, Skretting, the fish feed division of Nutreco, want to roll out this concept to other farmed fish species.
This issue of Poultry World looks at the avian influenza situation, the risks and the solutions. There is also poultry gut health, the definition and identification of markers. An issue not to be missed!
Skin scratches are caused by broilers climbing over each other.
It is generally accepted that necrotic enteritis is a disease of poultry, and that the causative agent is NetB positive Clostridium perfringens. Nevertheless, the mere administration of a pathogenic Clostridium perfringens strain to susceptible broilers does not allow the disease to reproduce. Show More Summary
China’s increased corn imports from the USA, which was mainly for the reason that Chinese corn supply may be tight in Q2 2017.
One of Mexico’s largest pork producers, Granjas Carroll, has announced plans to double its sow numbers to 137,000 by 2021 in a $550 million expansion project.
Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition business, introduces a new calibration line for improving the quality control of blended fats and oils in feed.
The Future Farming team are proud to announce that FutureFarming.com is now live.
The European Commission published for the first time on April 10 a comprehensive EU protein balance sheet.
As a member of the Farmer-Scientist Network at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, I was involved in getting this project off the ground which is using field trials to see if we can make more use of biologicals in plant protection. View the introductory video here: From crop protection to crop health
A natural gas-powered cogeneration system has joined wind and solar power at the Gonzales, Calif., location of Taylor Farms. A natural gas-powered cogeneration system has joined wind and solar power at the Gonzales, Calif., location of Taylor Farms.
National Mango Board retail program manager Wendy McManus and ripening expert Dennis Kihlstadius will lead the board’s session at Viva Fresh Produce Expo. National Mango Board retail program manager Wendy McManus and ripening expert Dennis Kihlstadius will lead the board’s session at Viva Fresh Produce Expo.
The U.S. continues to develop new clean and renewable energy resources to replace aging, carbon-emitting generating facilities. Lightly populated rural areas provide ample space for this new development, namely wind energy. Rural communities...Show More Summary
Emily Coborn’s passion for her job is obvious when she begins talking about Coborn’s Inc., the St. Cloud, Minn.-based grocery chain her family has run for five generations. Daughter of president and CEO Chris Coborn, Emily Coborn graduated from the College of Saint Benedict. “I had a wonderful experience at St. Ben’s,” she said.
Julie Libby oversees a wide range of activities as director of produce category management, merchandising and pricing for Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford Supermarkets. Julie Libby oversees a wide range of activities as director of produce category management, merchandising and pricing for Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford Supermarkets.