Dec 31

New Year’s Resolutions for Farmers

New Year’s Resolutions for Farmers

I have been working on my New Year’s Resolutions and have hit a roadblock. Somehow the list looks a lot like it did last year, and the year before that. So, I thought it might be more fun to come up with some resolutions for other people.

So here is a short list of resolutions for farmers, ranchers, and really, anyone in the ag industry.

1. Agvocate

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Dec 19

Dialogue at 2011 Presidents’ Club Translates to Article Addressing China’s Food Industry

Dialogue at 2011 Presidents’ Club Translates to Article Addressing China’s Food Industry

After several decades of rapid growth and prosperity, China will emerge as the world’s largest economy by 2020. With the challenge of feeding a population exceeding 1.2 billion, China is calling for greater quantities, higher quality and more variety of food products. According to agriculture business leaders, several economic factors are shaping China as a branded food industry.

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Dec 14

Social Farming - the Zweber Way

Categories: Agriculture, Dairy Cows
Social Farming - the Zweber Way

Tim Zweber Interview

Tim Zweber of Zweber Farms, a family run business nestled in Elko, Minnesota, took a minute to talk to us about some of his challenges.

Zweber Farms is a family run business nestled in Elko, Minnesota. We had the pleasure of meeting Tim Zweber at Global 500, who along with his parents, wife Emily and three children manages their organic dairy business. They also raise beef, pork and chicken that they market directly to consumers so they’re a busy troop.

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Dec 12

Increased Opposition to Antibiotics in Europe and the U.S.

Increased Opposition to Antibiotics in Europe and the U.S.

The Danish Parliament has ratified a new protocol for the use of antimicrobials in animal production.  In announcing the changes which also introduced new standards for welfare, the Minister for Food Agriculture and Fisheries Metti Gjerskov stated “the new rules provide an incentive to make sure that medicine is given only to individual animals in need of treatment and not to the entire herd as a matter of course” She added “this is a significant step in the further reduction of the use of antimicrobials in farming and is a very important part in the fight against antimicrobial resista

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