Farming Taking Its Toll On Hearing And It Affects Safety

(IARN) — According to the latest rankings; farming is now the seventh most dangerous occupation in America. We talk about the importance of safety around livestock and implements, but it goes much further than just watching the moving equipment. It also means protecting the senses you use to process the dangers around you, including your hearing. Read more

Iowa Farmer Among Those Honored By SHP At Commodity Classic

(IARN) — Five dedicated leaders in soil health received the Soil Health Partnership’s  (SHP) “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2020 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. These awards highlight those participants in SHP who go above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year.

“The Soil Health Partnership’s farmers are at the core of our work. Without their commitment and support, the work of SHP does not exist. I feel honored to partner with this strong group of farmers and recognize five farmers that go above and beyond in their work with SHP,” said John Mesko, SHP senior director. “These five individuals exemplify the very best of our dedicated partners, and we thank them for their great work.” Read more

Canadian Business Presents Unique Seed Treatment

(IARN) — Commodity Classic provides farmers an opportunity to “window shop.”

Exhibitors feature the latest and greatest innovations in American agriculture, offering growers options. One agricultural company, based out of Saskatoon, Sasketchewank, Canada, highlighted a unique product, offering protection against white mold and sudden death syndrome. Read more

Cargill Moving Into The “Fake-Meat” Business

(IARN) — Cargill is making a jump into the plant-based protein business. The global giant announced plans to sell its private-label plant-based patties and ground products to retailers and restaurants beginning in early April. Cargill says the offerings are part of its “new approach” to the future of the protein market, and they predict protein demand will jump by 70 percent over the next three decades. The plant-based products were developed and will be manufactured in Cargill facilities. Read more