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But the pharmaceutical company cuts its profit forecast, citing the Venezuelan crisis Sales in its Elanco animal-drug unit increased 1% to $754.6 million By Peter Loftus and Austen Hufford Wall Street Journal April 26, 2016 Eli Lilly & Co. said revenue rose nearly 5% in its latest quarter as sales …

All About Feed September 22, 2016 Expansion, product launches and new company names. The international feed industry is a dynamic sector. All About Feed wraps up this week’s business and company news. TIMAB Phosphates is now Phosphea Feed phosphate producer TIMAB Phosphates is changing its name to Phosphea. The company …

USAgNet – 09/21/2016   The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released its report highlighting examples of EPA illegally asserting jurisdiction over features traditionally exempt from the Clean Water Act. Despite the fact that the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals continues their nationwide stay on enforcement of EPA’s “waters of …

Boston Glove September 19, 2016   By David Scharfenberg   Voters will decide in November whether all eggs sold in Massachusetts should come from cage-free hens.   But first, a debate.   A representative from the Humane Society, in favor of the measure, and the New England Brown Egg Council, …

Prestigious awards were given to several bovine veterinarians at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners 2016 49th Annual Conference in Charlotte, N.C.   (AUBURN, Alabama) September 20, 2016 — The top honor for the Bovine Practitioner of the Year award from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) was given …

by Erica Shaffer World-Grain September 16, 2016   WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — More than 12,000 certified organic farms in the United States generated $6.2 billion in sales in 2015, an increase of 13% from $5.5 billion reported in 2014, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the U.S. Department of …

By Richard Fama Food Safety News September 8, 2016   On July 29, President Barack Obama signed a bill amending the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a national disclosure standard for bioengineered foods. While the new law establishes the framework for the …

By Mack Graves Meat Your Markets blog, Meatingplace.com September 15, 2016 Mack Graves has worked in animal-food proteins for the past 39 years, specializing in corporate strategy, management focus and marketing effectiveness across the protein chain. (The views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly those of the author.) …

by Laura Lloyd World-Grain September 15, 2016   MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Asia-Pacific region is “the global hot spot for water insecurity,” according to the “Asian Water Development Outlook 2016: Strengthening Water Security in Asia and the Pacific,” recently released by the Asian Development Bank. With agriculture continuing to use …

By Ferris Jabr The New York Times Magazine September 18, 2016   Ferris Jabr is a writer based in Portland, Ore. He last wrote for the magazine about breeding wheat for more flavorful and nutritious bread.   On a warm, clear evening in March, with the sun still hanging above …