NMPF Endorses Legislation Exempting Farms from RCRA

Lizzy Schultz

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has expressed support for new bipartisan legislation introduced in the House of Representatives that clarifies the exemption of dairy farms and other livestock producers from being subject to the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRA was enacted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1976 to set forth a framework for the …

Catfish Farmers Urge Congress to Keep Catfish Safe

Jamie Johansen

The Catfish Farmers of America (CFA) recently met with members of the congressional delegation to encourage Congress to oppose SJ 28, should the bill come to a vote. Since catfish inspection began at USDA in March, Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) inspectors detained two shipments from Vietnam that contained adulterated products. This is already more successful than FDA inspections …

Alltech Acquires, Aquatic Feed Co., Coppens International

Jamie Johansen

Alltech has acquired Coppens International, a leading international aquatic feed solutions company in the Netherlands. Coppens International is now part of the Alltech family of companies, which includes 14 other companies that Alltech has acquired globally since 2011. For almost 24 years, Coppens International has earned a strong reputation for being an innovative, high-quality aquatic feed producer. The company’s specialties …

Cuba Creates #ONEBigIdea for U.S.

Jamie Johansen

Cuba’s newly opened relationship with the United States gives us access to an emerging market and provides new perspectives on it’s lands. The opportunities for new agriculture, technology and food concepts is something we can’t ignore. Alltech calls it a one-of-a-kind opportunity. I sat down with Dr. Jorge Arias, Global Aqua Director, Alltech, during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference to …

Alltech Launches Aquaculture Research Partnership

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech recently announced the launch of the Alltech Aquaculture Postgraduate Program, a joint research partnership with the world-renowned University of Stirling Institute of Aquaculture in Scotland. The program launch will serve as an opportunity to fill a number of postgraduate positions within the company’s growing aquaculture division. “Alltech’s aquaculture division is of growing importance to the company as we continue …

Alltech Releases Global Aquaculture Production Data

Lizzy Schultz

Following the release of their annual Global Feed Survey, and based on several industry requests, the research team behind Alltech recently completed a deeper dive into analyzing the growing aquaculture feed sector and the increased finisher feed prices worldwide. Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer for Alltech, sat down with for an interview with AgWired on the results of the analysis. …

Swine Vets Learn from Other Animal Ag Vets

Cindy Zimmerman

Prior to the start of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) in New Orleans, a group of swine vets heard from their counterparts in cattle, poultry and aquaculture during a Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) seminar. Dr. Nels Lindberg of Kansas belongs to a team of veterinarians known as Production Animal Consultation. For him, the most important controllable factor for …

FDA Approves GE Salmon

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken several steps based on sound science and a comprehensive review regarding food from genetically engineered (GE) plants and animals, including the first approval for a genetically engineered animal intended for food, AquAdvantage Salmon. The agency is also issuing a guidances for manufacturers who wish to voluntarily label their products as containing ingredients from …

Tilapia Farming at California's Coachella Valley

Jamie Johansen

New Global Energy, Inc. is focused on aqua-farming, agriculture, and health & wellness. And they just launched the tilapia spawning season at their farm in California’s Coachella Valley with a record number of fish. They expect the coming year will prove to be record setting in terms of the number of sustainable fish grown and sold on the farm. October …

Alltech's Global VP Keynotes BioMarine Convention

Jamie Johansen

2015 BioMarine Business Convention has announced that Dr. Mark Lyons, global vice president and head of Greater China for Alltech, will deliver the keynote presentation. The event will be in Wilmington, NC, October 12-14. Dr. Lyons will speak on “What We Should Learn From China,” drawing on his time living in Beijing and covering the country’s success in promoting its …