Industry News | 1-21-2019

J.R. Simplot Company Completes Acquisition of Pinnacle Agriculture

"Completing this acquisition represents a significant and important milestone for the J.R. Simplot Company, our employees, partners and customers," said Garrett Lofto, Simplot President and CEO. The company now serves more than 40,000 farmers through its wholly-owned subsidiary Simplot Grower Solutions
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New Research Connects Drug Treatments, Resistance in Cattle Disease

A new study from Kansas State University on the treatment of non-responding cases of bovine respiratory disease, known as BRD, conducted by Hans Coetzee and collaborators from Iowa State University, sheds light on the relationship between drug treatments and the emergence of antimicrobial resistance.
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FBN Launches HedgeCommand, Personalized Grain Marketing App

Farmers Business Network, the independent farmer-to-farmer network, today announced the launch of HedgeCommand, a grain marketing system that uses data science and economic analysis to generate truly personalized pricing recommendations for members.
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Western Ranchers Welcome BLM Action to Improve Grazing Regulations

Regulations Western ranchers welcomed a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Notice of Intent (NOI), which appeared in last week's Public Inspection and will publish in the Federal Register on January 21st, announcing that the agency is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on new grazing regulations.
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USDA Plan Changes Fruit, Vegetable Rules for School Meals

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing changes to school meal programs that could limit the variety of vegetables served at lunch and cut fruit servings at some breakfasts. The changes, announced Jan. 17, give school foodservice operators more flexibility and will lead to less food waste, according to the USDA.
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