Cold protection options for growing winter fruits and vegetables | National News

ATHENS — Whether you’re a home gardener or a production farmer, Georgia’s mild climate allows for a variety of fruits and vegetables to be grown throughout the entire year. However, with erratic weather events and broad temperature swings during the winter and early spring months, having a few cold protection resources on hand can help … Read more

Puerto Rico’s Biggest Ag Industry Looks to Wean Itself From Expensive Feed

“The consumers support this. I don’t think the people are against it in any way,” Perez said. Puerto Rican farmers noted the high price they receive, but also pointed out the high grain costs they pay for imported feed. Essentially 100% of the grain for dairies is imported. Gustavo Toledo, owner of Vaqueria Ceiba Del … Read more

PA Farm Show Calving Corner Shows Passion of Dairy Farmers and Volunteers | Farm Shows, County Fairs, Events and Conventions

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The public was fascinated with the unique opportunity to witness the miracle of life, see cows and newborns up close and learn more about how the state’s dairy farmers work hard every day to care for their animals and be stewards of the land and environment. The Calving Corner is a live … Read more

Methane-busting bolus for grass-fed cows may reduce emissions by at least 70%

The technology, which involves placing a bolus into cow’s rumen and releasing a substance that counteracts the formation of methane, has received backing by the government in the form of a NZ$7.8m grant. Private investors as well as we organizations including the Akina Foundation, Agmart and the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Center have … Read more

Overcapacity plagues China’s dairy sector as demand dumps

China’s dairy industry is facing an overproduction issue due to weak consumer demand, as agricultural authorities chip in to ramp up subsidies and tackle the looming crisis. Dairy farmers in multiple provinces — including Hebei, Inner Mongolia, and Shandong — are experiencing difficulties in selling fresh milk and are facing losses amid low selling prices, … Read more

Western US milk and cream report | Dairy

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Silafrica’s Game Changing Fruit and Vegetable Export Crates Win Packaging Innovation of the Year

Silafrica, the leading manufacturer of FMCG packaging solutions in East Africa, is proud to announce that its foldable export crates for fruit and vegetables, a game changing solution in the sector, was recently awarded the Packaging Innovation of the Year at the Kenya Avocado Excellence Awards (KAEA). The KAEA is a prestigious initiative of the … Read more

Lee Mielke: Disappointing butter drawdown | Dairy

Dairy product prices saw minor changes in the holiday-shortened week between Christmas and New Year’s but Tuesday’s GDT brought pressure on the market’s re-opening. After jumping 14.50 cents the previous week, the cheddar blocks climbed to $2.16 per pound last Thursday, the highest since Nov. 22, but closed the last Friday of 2022 at $2.1350, … Read more

Biomethane Plant Proposed for Central Washington State | Local

The city and port of Sunnyside have agreed to spend $12 million developing infrastructure for a potential industrial park, including a renewable natural gas facility. Pacific Ag, an agricultural waste company, has proposed a 60-acre facility with anaerobic digesters that turn livestock and agricultural waste into renewable natural gas, or biomethane. The plant could have … Read more

Poor Pollination Led To More Than 400,000 Excess Deaths Due To Lower Crop Yields

SANTA FE, NM – JUNE 2, 2018: A honey bee visits a blooming catmint plant growing in Santa Fe, New … [+] Mexico. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images) GettyImages In a recent study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers found that sparse pollination led to an estimated 427,000 deaths every year. This is … Read more