Alltech Press Conference

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During the Alltech Global Dairy and Beef Conference this afternoon Dr. Pearse Lyons held an informal press conference. Some of the first questions asked dealt with Alltech’s future plans for growth in countries like Ukraine, Russia and Australia. He also talked about his philosophy of investing in an idea, sticking with it and watching it turn into reality and grow. …

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Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference

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Hello from Paris AgWired fans. I just arrived and am waiting on a shuttle to the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef in Deauville, France. This year’s event kicks off with a reception this evening (after I have a nap!). In addition to attending this event I will also be spending a day at the 2014 Normandy Alltech FEI World Equestrian …

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Tobacco Growers Want a Voice in Discussions

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Tobacco growers in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and South Africa would like to have their voices heard. So I thought I’d let them have one here. This is a good example of how important trade decisions are to farmers today. The information was sent out via the African Press Organization. Representatives of tobacco growers from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and …

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IFAMA Shows GLIMPSE of Africa’s Future

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The Agribusiness and Food World Forum by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association and Corporate Council for Africa has completed. One of the speakers was good friend, Aidan Connolly, vice president, corporate affairs for Alltech. He shared his “GLIMPSE” of the future; A lens through which to view Africa’s rising.” GLIMPSE is an acronym developed by Connolly that identifies …

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ASTA Supports International Plant Treaty

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You may have never heard about the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture but the multi-lateral agreement is considered crucial in the fight against global hunger and poverty. “The treaty is an international regime where countries decided that we needed to do something about conserving and sustainably using plant genetic resources for food and agriculture,” said …

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Secretary Vilsack Talks T-TIP in Europe

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Brussels today starting a week-long trip to Europe to meet with European agricultural and trade officials and other industry stakeholders. In addition to Brussels, Vilsack will visit with officials in Luxembourg, Paris, and Dublin. While overseas, Vilsack will discuss the expansion of agricultural trade, the importance of agriculture’s role in the U.S.-European Union (EU) …

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TOPIGS & Norsvin Announce Merger During WPX14

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A major announcement was made during this year’s 2014 World Pork Expo: TOPIGS International and Norsvin International have merged into one company: Topigs Norsvin. The merger will create a global swine breeding company with annual revenues in excess of US $179 million. The newly merged company’s headquarters will be located in Vught, the Netherlands. TOPIGS Nederland, Varkens K.I. Nederland and …

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View IFAJ Photo Contest Entries

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If you like farm photography then check out the entries in this year’s International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Star Photography competition. Entries to the IFAJ Star Prize for Photography, sponsored by DeLaval, are now posted on this IFAJ website. This year, we had 86 entries – 32 in the Production category; 28 in the People category and 26 in the …

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Register for IFAJ Congress in Scotland

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Have you registered for the 2014 IFAJ Congress, “Innovations From a Small Island?” I have. This message is especially directed to members of the American Agricultural Editors Association. If you’re planning to attend please get your registration completed. We need to work on filling the Congress. There is plenty of room for more attendees! So for you members of the …

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YoBloCo Awards Announces Top 12 Bloggers

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The YoBloCo Awards, the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition, have announced the top twelve bloggers. The jury has made its decision and the winners of the YoBloCo Awards have been selected. We are excited to unveil the Top 12 Bloggers of the Awards! The actual 9 Winners will be announced at the Prize Giving Ceremony of the competition, which will …

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