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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded 29 grants totaling $5.8 million to help with job creation and business expansion in rural cooperatives through the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program. AgCareers.com is hosting a webinar on October 28th for business managers and human resources professionals on the benefits of an effective performance review and ways to make sure …

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GROWMARK and Suncor have announced that GROWMARK will purchase Suncor’s 50 percent interest in UPI, Inc. in Ontario, Canada, bringing GROWMARK’s ownership of UPI to 100 percent. The two companies also entered into long-term supply agreements for GROWMARK’s petroleum needs in Ontario. Kent Nutrition Group and Deluxe Feeds announced an agreement where KNG will acquire the Deluxe organization on October …

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The National Farmers Union (NFU) General Counsel and Vice President of International Relations Dave Velde represented the world’s farmers during high-level meeting of the United Nations (U.N.) earlier this month to discuss global antibiotic resistance, which concluded with all 193 U.N. member countries adopting a declaration to fight antibiotic resistance and reduce the use of the drugs in agriculture and …

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The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), a Wisconsin nonprofit that is nationally recognized for hosting the country’s largest annual organic farming conference, has hired John Mesko to serve as the organization’s new leader. Linda, L. Chezem J.D., a lawyer with 22 years of experience on the Indiana trial and appellate bench as well as a significant University-based career, …

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has announced plans for the department’s annual USDA Data Users’ Meeting, where statistical and non-statistical agencies will update data users on recent and pending changes in various data and information programs important to agriculture, and will seek comments and input on these programs. Osborn Barr has announced three new …

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Nominations for the St. Louis AgriBusiness Club’s Agribusiness Leader of the Year are due on Sept 13. Nominations including the name, title, and employer of the nominee, the name, signature, and contact information of the person submitting the nomination, and a 2 page maximum summary in paragraph form including reasons and qualifications relating to the selection criteria should be submitted …

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Woodruff Sweitzer (WS) has announced the hires of Ron Simmons and Mary Wheeler to the company’s traffic and content departments, as well as the promotions of Justina Frost, Vincent Townsend and Shelby Mertz to new positions in the account services department. Issues Ink Media has named Aqueena Clennett as a new Account Manager and has named Janet Kanters as the …

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Online registration is now open for the 30th annual Georgia Peanut Tour is scheduled for September 13-15, 2016, with plans for stops in multiple of Georgia’s major peanut producing counties, including Tift, Irwin, Ben Hill and Coffee County. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) recently announced the election of David Koppenhofer, Executive Director OEM Sales & Support, Cummins Inc., to …

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FamilyFarms Charities has established a memorial scholarship in memory of the late Roger Booth, an employee of AgriSolutions for nearly 38 years. Booth passed away on June 30 from pancreatic cancer. Sixteen students from throughout the U.S. have been selected by The National FFA Organization as finalists for its 2016 top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, …

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Indigo, a company dedicated to helping farmers sustainably feed the planet, has announced that it has closed a $100 million Series C investment led by the Alaska Permanent Fund. The company has also launched the first commercial product for water efficiency in cotton. Potatoes USA has announced that Rachael Lynch will be joining the staff as Global Marketing Manager for …

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