Missouri Rural Crisis Center Warns Of Problems With Proposed Beef Check-Off System

December 31, 2015 Staff Reporter, Houston Herald

According to the Columbia-based Missouri Rural Crisis Center (MRCC), Missouri Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce has ignored the concerns of hundreds of Missouri cattle producers who oppose a new proposed state beef check-off and a process being promoted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture to implement another beef check-off tax on Missouri producers.

Consolidated Aviation Services Sees Quick Return On $2.5M Expansion Of Miami Perishables Center

Consolidated Aviation Services (CAS) is seeing an immediate return on the $2.5 million investment to expand its perishables handling centre at Miami International Airport (MIA) with throughput climbing to 70,000 tonnes in the first nine months of 2015, a 400% increase on its volumes before the investment.  A new agriculture inspection facility and walk-in freezer also formed part of the latest expansion as well as multiple cool chambers for fish, flowers and produce that need to be maintained in specific temperature conditions.

Miracle-Gro Certifies Their 2016 Rose Parade Float 'California Grown'

December 31, 2015 ScottsMiracle-Gro

Miracle-Gro®, is proud to celebrate “Life Starts Here” with its 2016 Rose Parade float entry. The company is saluting California’s high quality locally grown floral industry and “nature’s pollinators” that keep the beauty of magnificent crops so abundant throughout the state.

Avon Valley Floral Plans Rebuild After Greenhouse Storm Damage

December 31, 2015 Elizabeth McMillan, CBC News

One of Nova Scotia's largest greenhouse operations is still dealing with the cleanup of last winter's storm damage, which destroyed about two dozen of the company's buildings.

Reduced Sodium Ham – Prototype Case

December 31, 2015 Cargill InPerspective

A great-tasting, reduced sodium ham made with Cargill’s SaltWise® sodium reduction system or with Premier™ potassium chloride. Using this solution can reduce sodium by 33 to 50 percent while providing similar taste-liking satisfaction as a Control product made with only salt.