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Applications Now Open for 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships

DES MOINES, IOWA – The National Pork Board announces the opening of the application period of the 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships. This program, now in its tenth year, is open to college juniors an... Read More

Nature’s Path Foods Recalls A Specific Production Run

Nature’s Path Foods announced a voluntary recall of a specific production run of EnviroKidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch cereals for they may contain undeclared gluten (wheat and barley). People who have a wheat allergy, celiac dise... Read More

Iconic Farm Structure Finds New Purpose in Resort Town

There's so much more now than there was -- more people, more traffic, more buildings -- but Glenn Arnold, 84 years old, stands on a ridge above his family's old homestead in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and can only focus on what is gone. "On the co... Read More

Brazil's JBS imports corn for first time in 2019

SAO PAULO, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Brazilian food giant JBS SA has ordered its first shipment of imported corn this year to be used as feed at meat processing plants in the southern state of Santa Catarina, a source with direct knowledge of the decision s... Read More

NMPF Thanks Chobani for Standing Up for Labeling Integrity

ARLINGTON, Va. –  In a letter today to Hamdi Ulukaya, chief executive officer of Chobani, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) President and CEO Jim Mulhern thanked the company for supporting transparency in the use of dairy terms on food-pr... Read More

Deere's first-quarter earnings hurt by higher costs, trade war

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Deere & Co’s first-quarter earnings on Friday missed Wall Street’s estimates, hurt by higher raw materials and logistics costs as well as by slowing trade between the United States and its partners, particularly China, sen... Read More

Proud to be a millennial

I have a confession. I am proud to be a millennial. Admittedly, there are many criticisms of my generation. Some are based in the truth--young people spend more time on their phones and don’t seem to get involved in their communities. I see the... Read More

Watermelon farmer Chastain gets top 10 at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ross Chastain always has watermelons around victory lane, a nod to his roots in the family fruit farming business. He may not spend much time on the Florida farm these days, but with good reason — the eighth-generati... Read More

Livestock Transporters Embrace GeoSpace Labs 49 CFR 395.1(k) Technology ELD Solution

As the rest of the trucking industry moves on from the transition to Electronic Logging Devices (ELD), which have been required since the end of 2017, transporters of livestock are exempt from the regulation until September of 2019. The exemption ... Read More

Grain marketing workshop - Feb. 26-27 in Hastings

When times are tight, one key to keeping the farm is managing income by having an effective grain marketing plan, one that accounts for an individual farmer’s cost of production, balance sheet and cash flow. A two-day, in-depth, hands-on workshop ... Read More

Fortenberry Announces Farm Bill Review Session in Norfolk

(Lincoln, NE) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) announced today that he will be hosting a Farm Bill review session this coming Wednesday, February 20, in Norfolk  at 12:30 with USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey. The Farm Bill review will be he... Read More