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  • Digi launches wireless temperature monitoring system

    May 5, 2016

    Digi International has introduced Digi Honeycomb, a service that continuously and wirelessly monitors the temperature of perishable goods. The monitoring system provides alerts and warnings of equipment irregularities and temperature analytics. A subscription-based service, Digi Honeycomb is comprised of Bluetooth enabled hand-held probes, wireless sensors, gateways and… Full Story »
  • IFIC names new president

    May 5, 2016

    The International Food Information Council (IFIC) has named Joseph Clayton president and CEO, effective July 11. Clayton also will serve as CEO of the IFIC Foundation. Clayton is currently the interim president of the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI). He previously served as AFFI’s executive vice president of… Full Story »
  • US, Canada food safety systems comparable

    May 4, 2016

    FDA has signed an arrangement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Department of Health Canada (Health Canada) recognizing each other’s food safety systems as comparable to each other. The arrangement was signed at a meeting of the FDA-CFIA Health Canada Joint Committee on Food Safety. Each partner… Full Story »
  • Big Idaho Potato Truck ready for fifth tour

    May 4, 2016

    The Idaho Potato Commission's Big Idaho Potato Truck will soon begin its fifth tour across the U.S.  While on its journey, the Big Idaho Potato Truck will serve communities through its charitable program, “A Big Helping.” During its eight-month tour, the truck’s management team will identify local charities… Full Story »
  • Syngenta names new CEO

    May 4, 2016

    Syngenta has appointed J. Erik Fyrwald as chief executive officer effective June 1. He succeeds John Ramsay who has been ad interim CEO since November 2015. Fyrwald is currently president and CEO of the U.S. chemistry distribution company Univar Inc. "After a rigorous search, the board concluded that Fyrwald's leadership… Full Story »
  • Antimicrobial resistance research funding available

    May 2, 2016

    The USDA is making $6 million available to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, and administered by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Applications must address one or more of the… Full Story »
  • Study: mites affecting bee colony health

    May 2, 2016

    Recent research conducted by the University of Maryland and USDA revealed that honey bee colonies in the U.S. are in decline due in part to the ill effects of voracious mites, fungal gut parasites and a variety of debilitating viruses. Findings showed that the Varroa mite,… Full Story »
  • Loans available for portable farm storage

    Apr 29, 2016

    USDA will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Elanor Starmer announced changes to the Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program during a local and regional food roundtable in Columbus, Ohio. The… Full Story »
  • BRANDT gains majority interest in BAICOR

    Apr 29, 2016

    BRANDT has acquired a majority interest in BAICOR, based in Logan, Utah. BAICOR manufactures and distributes specialty fertilizers, focusing on liquids for foliar and soil applications. This acquisition will give BRANDT additional manufacturing capacity, plus access to a pipeline of new products based on leading research at the forefront… Full Story »
  • MFFPA scholarships available

    Apr 28, 2016

    The Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association (MFFPA) will present up to three scholarships to winning applicants on Wednesday, June 22. Applicant requirements include having successfully completed freshman year at an accredited community/state college or university and be in the top 50 percent of class scholastically. There is preference given to students… Full Story »

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