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  • Draft guidance on mandatory food recalls comment period open

    May 6, 2015

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a notice in the Federal Register that a draft guidance for industry on mandatory food recalls is available for public comment. The FDA has the authority to order a responsible party to recall a food if there is reasonable probability that… Full Story »
  • Free zebra chip webinar scheduled for May 7

    May 6, 2015

    On May 7, Texas A&M AgriLife Research educator Charlie Rush will present an overview of zebra chip research in the U.S. during a free webinar. This webinar is hosted by USDA Office of Pest Management Policy and APS with support from the National Plant Disease… Full Story »
  • Online farm safety training now available

    May 6, 2015

    The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is offering three online farm safety training courses free of charge until May 31 courtesy of Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI). Each year, CASA and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) partner to present Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW). CASW is an… Full Story »
  • World’s best agriculture, forestry colleges revealed

    May 5, 2015

    Did you attend one of the world’s top universities for agriculture and forestry? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 report is now available online. Here is the top 10: University of California, Davis Cornell University Wageningen University University of California, Berkeley Purdue University… Full Story »
  • BCS announces partnership with Flagship Ventures

    May 5, 2015

    Bayer CropScience (BCS) has formed a strategic innovation partnership with  Flagship Ventures, a capital and venture creation firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The partnership is a collaborative agreement that includes AstraZeneca and Nestlé Health Science. “We must improve food production to feed a growing planet… Full Story »
  • NPC accepting scholarship applications

    May 4, 2015

    The National Potato Council (NPC) is accepting applications for a $10,000 graduate-level scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. The NPC awards one annual scholarship to a graduate student pursuing an advanced degree (master’s degree or higher) in an area that will improve the future of… Full Story »
  • Harvard vegetable project included in USDA nanotechnology grants

    Apr 30, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced more than $3.8 million in funding to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges such as food security, nutrition, food safety and environmental protection. The awards were… Full Story »
  • Idaho growers file federal lawsuit

    Apr 30, 2015

    A group of Idaho potato growers have filed a federal lawsuit challenging “certain agency actions” governing pale cyst nematodes (PCN) by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District… Full Story »
  • Syngenta continues late blight hotline for 2015

    Apr 29, 2015

    Syngenta is continuing its partnership with five universities to provide potato growers with the latest late blight disease updates in 2015. Updates from the five universities are available at the following telephone numbers: University of Idaho: 800-791-7195 Michigan State University: 888-379-9012 North Dakota State University:… Full Story »
  • The Campbell Soup Co.‘s new family portrait

    Apr 28, 2015

    Many of the challenges facing consumer packaged goods companies may be traced to the cultural dynamics that are redefining what constitutes a family, said Denise Morrison, president and chief executive officer of the Campbell Soup Co. This new family dynamic is one aspect of what… Full Story »

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