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Last Build Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:21:55 +0000

 



Proposed Rule to Modernize Swine Inspection

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:21:28 +0000

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced its continued effort to modernize inspection systems through science-based approaches to food safety. USDA is proposing to amend the federal meat inspection regulations to establish a new voluntary inspection system for market hog slaughter establishments called the New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS), while also requiring additional pathogen sampling for all ...



4th Soil Health Summit Underway in Chicago

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:30:08 +0000

The 2018 Soil Health Summit kicked off yesterday in Chicago and all of the proceedings can be found on the Soil Health Summit Blog! This is a brand new blog which is being used to feature photos, interviews and other media content from this annual event. You can subscribe to the Soil Health Summit Blog with this feed link. This ...


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Zimfo Bytes 1/19

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:42 +0000

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has appointed five members and six alternates to serve on the National Peanut Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2018, and ending Dec. 31, 2020. One appointee will serve the remaining one-year portion of a vacancy. The World Food Prize Foundation has announced that Madeline Goebel has been named the new Director ...



AEM Reports 2017 Tractor and Combine Sales

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:31:11 +0000

The 2017 Ag Tractor and Combine Report from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) shows some recovery from 2016. “When we look at 2017 U.S. retail sales, especially from mid-year on, the bright spot continued to be the small-tractor sales under 40 HP with consistently positive numbers, while tractors 40-100HP have essentially been flat,” AEM Senior VP for AG Services ...


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Bayer Award Honors Cotton Extension Specialist

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:15:52 +0000

A former University of Missouri Extension cotton specialist was recognized last week during the Beltwide Cotton Conference as the 2018 Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year, an annual award sponsored by Bayer. Andrea Jones, the first woman to be named Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year, technically was a research associate at the University of Missouri for most of her ...



DBMMC Now Officially Edge

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:44:56 +0000

It’s official – Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative is now Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. The formal resolution was passed at the cooperative’s annual business meeting this week during the Dairy Strong conference in Wisconsin. The co-op’s new name was unveiled in November with the tagline “The voice of milk” and a fresh approach to representing dairy farmer members. Edge provides ...


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New Coalition Advocates For NAFTA Preservation

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:24:41 +0000

More than 30 organizations have joined to form Americans for Farmers & Families (AFF), a coalition dedicated to preserving and modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by educating political leaders about its importance to agriculture. The groups represent growers, refiners, producers, transporters, retailers and consumers, including major industry organizations such as American Farm Bureau, Corn Refiners Association, National ...



GROWMARK Continues Nationwide Scholarship Program

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:15:10 +0000

For the second year, the GROWMARK Foundation is offering a $1,500 scholarship program for students in the United States and Ontario, Canada, who are pursuing college degrees or trade school certification in an agriculture-related field. “In the past, we offered some smaller regional scholarships but as our business has grown and evolved, we saw a need to provide a scholarship ...


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Cold Tolerant Berseem Clover Provides Frost Seeding Option

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:13:30 +0000

As cold as it has already been this winter in so many areas, Frosty Berseem Clover might be just the ticket for farmers and ranchers implementing frost seeding into their hay and pasture systems. Grassland Oregon was recently awarded a patent for Frosty Berseem Clover, making it the first cold tolerant berseem clover suitable for frost seeding in the United ...



Agri-Pulse Launches Breeding Edge Editorial Series

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:00:30 +0000

Agri-Pulse has launched a new seven-part editorial series, “The Breeding Edge,” focused on new scientific discoveries, genetic research, and systems for precision breeding for producing food, protecting the environment, and improving animal health. “Animal and plant breeders are trying out a set of powerful new tools which have the potential to revolutionize agricultural practices and provide consumers with more healthy ...