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The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association will sponsor the College Student Career Program at the 2008 International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from Jan. 23-25. The College Student Career Program provides a mutually beneficial experience for students and industry recruiters. The program gives employers the opportunity to interview qualified college students …

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Diamond V® has appointed Dave Lusson Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Diamond V Mills, Inc. As Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Lusson will directly oversee the company‚s financial reporting, long-term financial planning, accounting and information technology departments as well as the company‚s Mexican business unit. “Dave’s strong background in finance and management skills are something …

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FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) announces that the California Department of Pesticide Registration (DPR) has approved the registration of Beleaf insecticide for use in California. The product is labeled for control of key piercing, sucking pests, including aphids and plant bugs, on a variety of fruits and vegetables. Beleaf has a new active ingredient and unique mode of action that causes rapid …

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DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory today announced they have entered into a multi-year research collaboration for crop genetics research on yield enhancement and development of enabling technologies in corn, soybeans and other important agricultural crops. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “We’re eager to tap into the creativity of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists and put …

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The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has announced that Larry Brown, vice president educational programs, is retiring from the organization in September, after 30 years of service. Brown started working at USPOULTRY in 1977 as the director of communications. He is currently in charge of the annual USPOULTRY seminar series and student educational programming. “I have enjoyed working with Larry …

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Founders of the Farmers Health Cooperative of Wisconsin (FHCW) report that the new co-op is providing the state’s farmers and agri-businesses with affordable, quality health insurance at a faster rate than was originally projected. We have easily surpassed the 1,000-member mark after only a few months of our April 1, 2007, unveiling. Originally the goal was to be at our …

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Monsanto’s DEKALB Genetics and John Deere are supporting the formation of a new grower group for customers in the Great Plains area. The Great Plains Canola Growers Association (GPCGA) will provide representation, education, promotion and leadership support to canola producers primarily in the states of Oklahoma and Kansas. “As a wheat farmer for many years, and now as a canola …

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Dr. Angela Baysinger, DVM, of Bruning, Neb., has joined the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., (BIVI) swine division as a field veterinarian providing technical support for Nebraska, Kansas and other key accounts in the western U.S. She earned both her bachelor of science and DVM degrees from the University of Missouri, as well as a master’s degree in epidemiology from the …

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The Progressive Agriculture Foundation is partnering with the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) to develop curriculum to educate residents of rural America about underground utility safety and the importance of safe excavation practices. The information will be delivered during Progressive Agriculture Safety Days. “The CGA works hard to ensure public safety and environmental protection when working with underground utilities,” says Randy …

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Pro-Act Microbial has launched an updated version of its website. The new layout is even easier to navigate and includes more facts about their services in the agricultural and aquaculture markets. The most notable new addition to the Pro-Act site is a video. The eight-minute video explains the basics behind their system and shows the many economical and environmental benefits …

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