Monthly Archives: December 2012

Farm Credit Mid-America allocates $125,000 toward scholarships

December 31, 2012
Farm Credit Mid-America allocates $125,000 toward scholarships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Farm Credit Mid-America, a $19 billion financial services cooperative serving farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, will provide more than $125,000 in scholarship funding for youth pursuing an ag related education in the association’s four-state territory throughout 2013. “The farming population is aging,” said Bill Johnson,...

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Delaware Agriculture Week adds poultry program

December 31, 2012

GEORGETOWN, Del. — Delaware Agriculture Week, begun eight years ago to provide educational programs for all types of farmers, will expand in 2013 to include a full day of presentations for chicken growers. Though designed for Delaware farmers, the sessions are open to chicken growers throughout the Delmarva area. There is no registration to...

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Bayer CropScience launches young farmer sustainability award program

December 28, 2012
Bayer CropScience launches young farmer sustainability award program

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Bayer CropScience asking young agricultural producers to share their stories on how they are demonstrating excellence in business and environmental sustainability in its 2013 Young Farmer Sustainability Award program. To apply, any farmer or rancher age 40 and under who receives at least half of his or her income...

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New poultry products from Moo & Oink

December 28, 2012

CHICAGO — Moo and his pal Oink have introduced the newest member of the Moo & Oink family — Gobble, the turkey mascot, who is the Moo & Oink ambassador for poultry products. Moo & Oink (and Gobble, too) announced four new chicken products:     Breaded Chicken Tenderloin Fritters, Spicy Breaded Chicken Tenderloin Fritters,     Breaded...

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OSHA cites Pilgrim’s Pride with repeat and serious violations

December 27, 2012
OSHA cites Pilgrim’s Pride with repeat and serious violations

LUFKIN, Texas — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration has cited Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. in Lufkin with three repeat and four serious violations following a June inspection as part of the agency’s Process Safety Management Covered Chemical Facilities national emphasis program. Proposed penalties total $99,000. “Process safety management prevents the...

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