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- Smithfield Bid for Meat Business Before Deal With Shuanghui
06/19/2013Smithfield Foods Inc. bid for a large packaged-meat business after it got an initial takeover offer from Shuanghui International Ltd. and before it agreed to be acquired by the Chinese company.
- World Dairy Expo Pledges $3 Million to New Building Project
06/19/2013The new pavilion will house 2,600 head of cattle and cost a total of $18 million.
- CWT Assists with 311,000 Pounds of Cheese Export Sales
06/19/2013CWT has accepted four requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America and Northwest Dairy Association to sell Cheddar cheese to customers in Asia and North Africa.
- Dunkin’ to Sell Gluten-Free Doughnuts, Muffins
06/19/2013It is set to beat McDonald's and Starbucks in becoming the first fast-food chain to sell the pastries without gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye and barley.
- AGCO Unveils RG700 RoGator Sprayer
06/19/2013The new machine represents the manufacturer’s latest application addition after the discontinuation of its SpraCoupe line.
- 2014 GM Pickups Target Fuel Efficiency with V-6 Engines
06/19/2013The revamped trucks are part of the Detroit-based automaker’s 18 new products being introduced this year in the U.S. to boost sales, market share and profit.
- Corn and Soybeans: All Signs Point to Sell
06/19/2013See what percentage of new and old-crop corn and soybeans market advisers have priced. AgResource’s Dan Basse explains the situation.
- USDA Shaves Already Dwindling Cotton Production
06/19/2013Lower expected U.S. cotton production has raised the outlook for 2013-14 prices, but cotton producers should keep a close eye on China.
- Planting Forages after Wheat: Think Outside the Box
06/19/2013Traditional forage seed supplies may be short this year, so it's a perfect time to try something new.
- Prevented Planting Affects Soil Health
06/19/2013Leaving soils bare without any active root system can cause significant damage, including potential soil erosion and changes in soil health and productivity.
- Meet Soil Nitrogen Halfway
06/19/2013Corn in fields applied with the same volume of nitrogen can vary tremendously depending on soil type, Farm Journal field agronomist Ken Ferrie says.
- After the Highs: Why You Still Need that Margin Management Plan
06/18/2013Don’t let a "woulda, coulda, shoulda" mentality set in if you’ve missed a pricing opportunity.
- Study Results Suggest Federal Milk Marketing Order Could Benefit California Dairy Producers
06/18/2013State’s three major dairy cooperatives will work to change regulatory structure and draft federal order language.
- Wheat Prices Seen Extending Decline as Global Output Surges
06/18/2013Wheat may extend a slump in the year starting in July as farmers are set to boost production globally and as demand declines for the grain in livestock feed, an Australian government forecaster said.
- Dustin Focht Takes Title at LMA’s 50th Anniversary World Livestock Auctioneer Championship
06/18/2013Oklahoma auctioneers take top two spots in annual world contest in Montgomery, Ala.