NEWS & RESOURCES

February 28, 2018

Greener Fields Together partners sign pledge to reduce waste

Greener Fields Together has a new initiative to reduce food waste. ( Greener Fields Together ) Greener Fields Together, a sustainability initiative from foodservice giant Pro*Act, is launching a program to reduce waste across the supply chain. The program was developed in partnership with consultants Measure to Improve LLC, according to a news release. Ten Pro*Act suppliers have signed the…

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February 27, 2018

Anti-Dairy Commercial Runs During Closing Ceremony of Olympics

For most of the Olympics this year in South Korea dairy was getting positive publicity. However, that was until an anti-dairy commercial ran during the closing ceremony’s broadcast. MilkPEP has ran Milk Life campaigns since 2016 Olympics as partners with athletes from Team USA. Prior to this a number of Olympians donned milk mustaches in the “Got Milk?” campaign. The…

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February 27, 2018

Pizza Hut Adds 25% More Cheese to Pan Pizzas

Pizza Hut is adding 25% more cheese to it pan pizzas, which in turn will require 150 million more pounds of milk to produce that extra cheese. The new pizzas are now available in Pizza Hut’s 6,000 restaurants across America. The announcement was made by Dairy Management, Inc. (DMI), which helped Pizza Hut develop recipes that made baking the pizzas…

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February 27, 2018

Phipps: Slow-Growing Global Population

The following content is commentary and opinions expressed are solely those of the author. In agriculture, farmers and ranchers pride themselves on feeding the world. However, the global population is increasing slowly, Recent analysis has found three surprising trends why birth and fertility rates are dropping. On U.S. Farm Report, commentator John Phipps addresses this topic on John’s World. -John Phipps

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February 27, 2018

Bayer AgVocacy Forum: We’ve Got To Do A Better Job

The 23rd annual Commodity Classic began this week in Anaheim, Calif., bringing producers from across the country to the U.S.’s largest farmer-led trade show. Before the convention opened, Bayer hosted its 2018 AgVocacy Forum, inviting industry leaders to discuss the challenges to agriculture. At the forum, Bayer shared the results of a consumer survey that identifies conflicts and agreements between farmers and…

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February 26, 2018

Noble Plans Market Incentives for Soil Health

A national coalition convened by the Noble Research Institute recently announced its intent to create a new voluntary environmental services market that benefits agricultural producers and improves the environment for society at large. This program aims to incentivize farmers and ranchers to improve soil health on working agriculture lands through the development of a market-based platform. Implementing sustainable agricultural production practices and…

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February 26, 2018

4 Trends to Watch in the Next 5 Years

Agriculture is constantly changing and evolving. With each new breakthrough comes new challenges and opportunities—watch these four trends as they could impact your operation in the not-to-distant future. “The future of agriculture is potentially bright,” says Adrian Percy, Bayer head of research and development in the crop science division. He shared his thoughts on trends to watch with AgWeb at…

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February 26, 2018

FARM Program is ISO Compliant

The National Dairy FARM Program received affirmation from USDA this week that it was compliant with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Animal Welfare Management/ General Requirements and Guidance for Organizations in the Food Supply Chain. That’s a lot of words. “ISO compliance means dairy customers both here and abroad can safely trust their products meet the stringent, internationally recognized…

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February 23, 2018

Murphy: An UnFortune-ate Assessment

It’s easy to click on more than a dozen different web stories ripping the livestock and meat industry as the leading culprits in a host of eco- and health-related ills affecting the world in 2018. Most of those posts appear on pro-vegetarian, consumer activist and/or “lifestyle” websites devoted to being hip, trendy and oh-so au courant. That’s to be expected.…

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February 22, 2018

China Using Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Pigs

As the world’s largest pork producer—and consumer—a wave of new technology is allowing the country to dramatically modernize and increase production efficiency. A new project from tech conglomerate Alibaba could change the game even more. Alibaba is working with Chinese pig producer Dekon Group and feed manufacturer Tequ Group to develop artificial intelligence systems to track pigs. The deal, announced earlier this month…

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