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Cargill completes transaction to acquire Southern States Cooperative, Inc.’s animal feed business
Cargill completes transaction to acquire Southern States Cooperative, Inc.’s animal feed business
9/25/2017 11:21:56 AM
Cargill has closed on its agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Southern States Cooperative, Inc.  The deal was announced in early August and closed on September 22.  Under the agreement, Cargill purchased the assets of Southern States Cooperative’s animal feed business, including seven feed mills and its portfolio of products, brands and customer and supplier …
British apple farmers to be given a helping hand by Tesco after autumn crop hit by ‘frost ring’
British apple farmers to be given a helping hand by Tesco after autumn crop hit by ‘frost ring’
9/25/2017 2:09:12 AM
Unseasonal temperatures dropped to -4C at the end of April in parts of Britain and caused a fruit blemish known as ‘frost ring’ which leaves a ring mark around the circumference or a large blemish on the skin.
Overcoming obstacles to measure nitrous oxide emissions
Overcoming obstacles to measure nitrous oxide emissions
9/25/2017 1:43:22 AM
“Indirect” emissions of nitrous oxide (N2 O) represent a large and very uncertain component of the greenhouse gas budget of agricultural cropping systems, but quantifying and reducing indirect N2 O emissions have proven to be very challenging.
Agroideal.org Encourages Sustainable Agricultural Expansion in Cerrado
Agroideal.org Encourages Sustainable Agricultural Expansion in Cerrado
9/20/2017 4:18:27 PM
Bunge, The Nature Conservancy and a coalition of over 15 other companies, NGOs and government entities have launched Agroideal.org, a decision support tool that facilitates the sustainable expansion of soy production in South America.
Thai Union Holds Science Camp to Promote Learning for Students in Samut Sakhon
Thai Union Holds Science Camp to Promote Learning for Students in Samut Sakhon
9/20/2017 4:03:36 PM
An insatiable curiosity and a passion for science recently bonded more than 100 students from Samut Sakhon with some of the top minds in research, technology and innovation during the Thai Union Group PCL Global Innovation Incubator’s (Gii) 2nd Annual Science Camp held at Wat Srisudtharam School.
Nestlé to help 10 million young people access economic opportunities
Nestlé to help 10 million young people access economic opportunities
9/19/2017 8:44:16 AM
Nestlé has today announced a new ambition for its global youth initiative: Nestlé needs YOUth. By 2030, Nestlé will help 10 million young people around the world have access to economic opportunities.
New Update on Zero Deforestation Commitment
New Update on Zero Deforestation Commitment
9/15/2017 11:41:21 AM
Since our last update in May, Bunge has made notable progress in implementing our zero deforestation commitment and related strategies. Traceability to farm for direct sourcing is over 90% in high-priority areas, monitoring of land use change at over 6000 sites is underway and, along with a coalition of NGOs, companies and scientific groups, we launched Agroideal.org, an …
Cargill expands animal nutrition business in Thailand
Cargill expands animal nutrition business in Thailand
9/15/2017 11:35:14 AM
Cargill’s animal feed and nutrition business is expanding its capabilities in Thailand by acquiring a feed mill in Prachinburi province in Thailand. This feed mill, established in 1996 through a joint venture between Sri Thai Foods and Beverages Co.
Second life for milk tanker at rural Southland fire brigade
Second life for milk tanker at rural Southland fire brigade
9/15/2017 11:31:45 AM
Check out this Q&A to discover how Fonterra’s recent provision of a Volvo milk tanker ending its stint in our fleet has given a big boost to Sheldon and thousands of people across rural Southland.
130 million euro subsidy for manure monofermentation at dairy farms
130 million euro subsidy for manure monofermentation at dairy farms
9/15/2017 11:27:28 AM
Cooperative Jumpstart currently has 68 candidates for membership. These dairy farmers are the first eligible for the SDE+ subsidy that has now been made available.
Cargill’s canola lecithin granted GRAS “letter of no objection” by U.S. FDA
Cargill’s canola lecithin granted GRAS “letter of no objection” by U.S. FDA
9/14/2017 9:53:39 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) Letter of No Objection for Cargill’s canola lecithin for use as a multipurpose ingredient in a variety of foods.
Research collaboration between Bosch and Bayer turns farms digital
Research collaboration between Bosch and Bayer turns farms digital
9/14/2017 9:40:37 AM
• Herbicides are only used where they are really needed • Farmers can use new technology to spray pesticides more efficiently • Dr. Markus Heyn, member of the board of management of Bosch: “Smart spraying sustainably clears fields of weeds.
Plant breeding in the 21st century
Plant breeding in the 21st century
9/14/2017 5:14:26 AM
Contemporary plant breeding requires teams of scientists with expertise in genetics, phenotyping, and statistics. There is a real need to improve the efficiency of breeding and increase prediction accuracy in terms of genotypes, experimental design, and environment sampling.
Another Major Tax Victory For Business Sellers
9/13/2017 6:18:40 PM
Roughly 70 percent of economic growth and jobs growth comes from middle market companies, which are typically first-generation and family-owned.  In spite of the importance of these companies to the U.S.
Farmers are crucial for Africa’s path to prosperity
Farmers are crucial for Africa’s path to prosperity
9/13/2017 10:51:09 AM
“The transformation of Africa’s agriculture sector is now underway and there is great potential to  produce more food on less land,  feeding more people,” Svein Tore Holsether told the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), an annual gathering where political and business leaders discuss African agriculture and development.
Arla Foods Povl Krogsgaard Announces Retirement and Will Be Replaced By Sami Naffakh from The Estée Lauder Companies
Arla Foods Povl Krogsgaard Announces Retirement and Will Be Replaced By Sami Naffakh from The Estée Lauder Companies
9/12/2017 10:31:47 AM
Arla Foods amba announces the retirement of its Vice CEO, Executive Board Member and Head of Supply Chain, Povl Krogsgaard after 30 years of exemplary service with the Company.
New Model of Climate-Change Effects on Coffee Availability and Bee Pollinators
New Model of Climate-Change Effects on Coffee Availability and Bee Pollinators
9/12/2017 10:11:34 AM
Areas in Latin America suitable for growing coffee face predicted declines of 73-88 percent by 2050. However, diversity in bee species may save the day, even if many species in cool highland regions are lost as the climate warms.
More fuel for the food/feed debate: new study indicates livestock production is a much smaller challenge to global food security than often reported
More fuel for the food/feed debate: new study indicates livestock production is a much smaller challenge to global food security than often reported
9/12/2017 9:39:29 AM
Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanized, the demand for animal products continues to climb.
For first time, 10,000 Ghana cocoa farmers able to receive premium payments by mobile phone
For first time, 10,000 Ghana cocoa farmers able to receive premium payments by mobile phone
9/12/2017 9:08:35 AM
Cargill has made its first ever sustainable premium payment by electronic transfer to cocoa farmers in Ghana. Just over 10,000 farmers are benefiting from the 2 million GHS mobile payments made by Cargill in partnership with its customers through the  Cargill Cocoa Promise,  Cargill’s commitment to improving the livelihoods of farmers and communities that will secure a …
Home Distillation On The Rise
Home Distillation On The Rise
9/11/2017 4:04:34 PM
“Since 2007, craft distilleries in America have tripled, currently sitting at well more than 1,000 nationwide,” according to C. Jarrett Dietlere in his article ‘Home Brewing is Legal, And Home Distilling Should Be Too,’ which can be found at thefederalist.com.