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Influential Seattle restaurant consultant Jon Rowley has died at age…
10.07 / 05:15
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A strike and settlement in the apple orchards of Central Washington represents a rare flexing of bargaining muscle by foreign guest workers who form an increasingly important part of the farm labor…
10.07 / 05:15
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Tissue-sampling units (TSUs) are now accepted by Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) as a DNA sample type for seedstock producers seeking genetic testing. The technology offers seedstock producers a quick and effective DNA collection method previously offered for commercial testing only. A TSU collects an ear punch from the animal and provide an alternative to tail hair, blood and semen sample types used for DNA testing. Similar to tagging an animal ... (261…
10.07 / 04:27
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The R Street Institute, Taxpayers for Common Sense, The Heritage Foundation, and other like-minded groups held a Farm Bill policy reform Summit in Washington today. These groups have proposed policy changes to the Farm Bill that are bad for farmers, the economy, and are misleading. In response to the Summit, David Schemm, President of National Association of Wheat Growers and Sharon Springs, Kansas farmer, made the following statement: "The most ... (353…
10.07 / 04:27
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A partnership encouraging international involvement in agriculture just got a little bit stronger. This evening, the global resources systems degree program within Iowa State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences received a donation of $600,000 from Cargill Inc. Cargill, a major agricultural, food and industrial company whose presence spans across 70 countries, announced their donation during a dinner reception with global resource systems students and faculty. "As we ... (568…
10.07 / 04:27
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Puerto Rico farmers are facing total losses after two hurricanes ravaged the island. Micheal Clements has more. Clements: Following Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria doubled down the destruction on Puerto Rican agriculture. The recovery effort will take years for many farmers. Puerto Rico Farm Bureau President Hector Cordero says crops throughout the island are a complete loss. Cordero: In general, we lost almost 100 percent of our agriculture. All crops, plantains ... (276…
10.07 / 04:27
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TRUTH - There is no nutritional difference in foods grown locally compared to foods that are not grown locally. A few summers ago, I had the chance to visit a strawberry farm in California. The strawberries we tasted on the farm were so delicious! They were small, tender, sweet and juicy. We asked why the strawberries in our grocery stores don't taste quite the same. The variety of strawberries that ... (932…
10.07 / 04:27
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A new dairy standards council is taking shape in Vermont that will oversee dairy worker rights. And not surprisingly, it's been launched with the help of Ben & Jerry's, the ice cream company with a…
10.06 / 11:36
triplepundit.com
Pro bono service, the contribution of one’s skills or expertise free of charge to social change organizations, is an out-of-the-box way to directly engage employees in your SDG strategy. During Hunger Action Month, and as part of Taproot’s commitment to ending hunger with expertise, we’re focusing on SDG2: end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agric…
10.06 / 11:36
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In Puerto Rico, an army of chefs and volunteers are energizing the victims of Hurricane Maria. Electricity and cell phone power may still be a problem, but ingenuity and compassion help to safeguard the island…
10.06 / 11:36
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A recent study suggests that global methane emissions from livestock are even higher than what most researchers had long assumed. The result will impose even more pressure on the meat industry, which in recent years has pledged to become more accountable and…
10.06 / 11:36
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The NGO Solidaridad released its annual sustainable cotton rankings. The survey's researchers considered initiatives that are transforming the apparel industry, such as the Better Cotton Initiative and fair trade certification programs, and also evaluated various companies' policies, sourcing and…
10.06 / 11:36
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On September 29, 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture of China (MOA) issued the final revisions to Data Requirements on Pesticide Registration (MOA Proclamation No. 2569). The revisions will become effective on November 1, 2017, under the new Regulation...By: Bergeson & Campbell,…
10.06 / 03:00
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TOP NEWS - FDA Proposes New Compliance Dates for the Water Provisions of the Produce Safety Final Rule - On September 13, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed rule to extend, for covered produce other than sprouts, the dates...By: Jones…
10.06 / 03:00
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The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and Poinsett Rice & Grain, Inc. (“PRGI”) entered into a September 8th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations of an air permit. See LIS 17-061. The CAO provides...By: Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard…
10.06 / 03:00
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Sept. 28, 2017, that the newly formed Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) of the Civil Rights Division filed a lawsuit against an agricultural producer headquartered in Loveland, Colo., for...By: Holland & Knight…
10.06 / 03:00
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The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (“Association”) announced in a September 21st news release that Tyson Foods River Valley Animal Foods (“Tyson”) in Scranton, Arkansas was a recipient of the 2017 Clean Water Award....By: Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyar…
10.06 / 03:00
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The Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, a nonprofit scholarship and award organization dedicated to recognizing current and future industry leadership, has selected Steve Kluting to serve as its executive director. Kluting will serve at the direction of the MFFPA board/membership and work to develop and implement strategies for MFFPA to grow the membership and expand […] The post Michigan frozen packers group has new executive director appeared first on Fruit Growers…
10.04 / 20:25
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Plant biotech company PlantResponse has opened a new North American headquarters office in Raleigh, North Carolina. The office will house PlantResponse’s commercial leadership team as well as supply chain, product management and sales teams in what the company called the “Research Triangle,” according to a news release. “Raleigh is well-known as a global hub for […] The post PlantResponse opens Raleigh headquarters appeared first on Fruit Growers News…
10.04 / 20:25
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Monsanto's net sales for fiscal year 2017 were $14.6 billion, up more than $1 billion year-over-year, thanks to the company's new soybean and cotton technologies. The post Monsanto hits record seed, genomics sales, profit in FY17 appeared first on Farm and…
10.04 / 20:25
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