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10/2/2014 - Bobcat Co. Releases Million Loaders Celebration Contest Winner Video

Bobcat Co. is proud to release a video of the winner of the Bobcat Million Loaders Celebration contest, highlighting the delivery of the Special Edition One-Millionth Bobcat T650 compact track loader. The video features the winner of the contest, Steven Klumker of Mancos, Colorado, learning he is the winner of the Million Loaders Celebration contest in a surprise reveal. The video includes interviews...


10/1/2014 - Idaho Potato Commission Appoints New Commissioners

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced the appointment of two new commissioners, who will each serve three-year terms. Randy Hardy, from Hardy Farms in Oakley, and Nick Blanksma, a grower residing in Hammett, will be formally sworn in at the IPC's October meeting. Mike Christensen of Melba, who has already served one term on the IPC, will also be sworn in for another term. The commissioners were...


9/30/2014 - 360 Yield Center Joins OADA

In an effort to ensure farmers have full agronomic data access along with security and privacy, 360 Yield Center has announced it is joining the Open Ag Data Alliance (OADA) to help make data more open in agriculture. With the application of data science in modern production agriculture, farmers are able to improve crop yields and use natural resources more efficiently. Farmers' analysis of data...


9/29/2014 - The Stage is Set for NAFDMA in Tennessee

The North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA) has scheduled its 30th annual convention for February 1-6, 2015, in Tennessee. "The Stage is Set" is the theme of the 2015 NAFDMA Convention. The convention is a five-day event comprised of bus tours, educational sessions, workshops and a business exchange. The Stage is Set for the agritourism industry to grow and prosper....


9/28/2014 - Trust Your Trials: Syngenta Experts Provide Seed Plot Management Tips

A healthy, productive crop starts with the right seed. While researchers steadily work to create new corn hybrids, growers continue to ask the same question: How will they perform on my farm? Nothing answers that question better than a local seed plot, and no time is better to start planning plots for 2015 than now. Syngenta experts throughout the Corn Belt provide the following best practices to...


9/27/2014 - 2015 New England Grows Program Highlights

New England Grows, the Northeast's premier commercial horticulture conference and exposition, will be held Wednesday, February 4 - Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Mark your calendars and register before mid-January to save. This year's conference theme is "Bold Ideas. Big Results." With more than 30 innovative educational sessions planned and...


9/26/2014 - RedLine Solutions Announces RedLine Transporter

RedLine Solutions, the leader in produce traceability and inventory solutions, broke barriers with the announcement of RedLine Transporter, a data integration tool intended to eliminate the "data silos" common in many produce industry applications. "RedLine Transporter solves a common customer complaint: data from the assorted applications used is consistently stuck in a 'data silo.' The data gathered...


Kalettes Seed Available to Small Commercial Growers in Canada and U.S. - Lauded by foodies as the "new kale," Ka...

9/25/2014 - Kalettes Seed Available to Small Commercial Growers in Canada and U.S.

Lauded by foodies as the "new kale," Kalettes are the striking result of a non-GMO cross between kale and Brussels sprouts. Johnny's Selected Seeds is pleased to introduce the new Kalettes seed this fall to direct-to-market commercial growers and avid home gardeners across the U.S. and Canada under an exclusive partnership with Tozer Seeds. The launch of Kalettes is expected to generate...


9/24/2014 - Sakata Seed America Supports AHA Through its Charitable Giving Program

On the morning of September 13 at the Custom House Plaza located in Monterey, California, more than 600 northern Central Coast residents and visitors gathered for the American Heart Association's eighth annual Heart & Stroke Walk to raise life-saving funds and awareness for heart disease and stroke. Dan Cianca, meteorologist for KION-TV news, emceed the event, which included 61 teams, including...


9/23/2014 - FDA Announces Cooperative Agreement to Implement National Produce Safety Rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a new cooperative agreement with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) related to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to provide critical information to help plan and carry out implementation of a national produce safety rule, in partnership with state regulatory agencies. The cooperative agreement will provide...


9/23/2014 - Planning Ahead to Promote and Enhance Native Pollinators in the Agricultural Landscape

Kelly Gill is a little buggy -- and she's proud of it. Gill is a pollinator conservation specialist for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and a partner biologist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. She'll be at the Powdermill Nature Reserve near Rector, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, for a day dedicated...


9/22/2014 - USDA Announces Additional Support for Citrus Growers Impacted by HLB

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made new financial assistance available to eligible Florida citrus growers for the removal of trees afflicted with huanglongbing (HLB, also known as citrus greening) and for replanting groves with new healthy stock. The support comes through USDA's Tree Assistance Program. "USDA is investing in research...


9/22/2014 - Retailers Respond to "Eat Brighter!" with Resounding Support

With more than 40 retailers representing more than 19,000 stores across the U.S. and Canada supporting the "eat brighter!" movement, the initiative is growing both in support and offerings. Retailers have started to show strong backing for the initiative and the participating suppliers, and they are eager to accept the Sesame Street-branded product into their stores. Updates have been added...


9/20/2014 - FDA Releases Supplemental Proposals on FSMA; Taylor to Engage with Industry Leaders at Fresh Summit

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released four supplemental proposals under the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act on produce safety, preventive controls for human food, foreign supplier verification programs and preventive controls for animal feed. Industry will have 75 days to comment on this final set of proposed rules. "PMA's members on our Science and Technology Committee, as well as...


9/19/2014 - FDA Seeks to Make FSMA Proposals More Flexible, Targeted

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing changes to four rules proposed in 2013 to implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Produce Safety, Preventive Controls for Human Food, Preventive Controls for Animal Food, and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs. The FDA is proposing new ways to make the original proposals more flexible, practical and targeted. The changes are...


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