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    CNH head of ag steps down following CEO shakeup

    Derek Neilson will leave later this year to pursue an entrepreneurial venture as the farm equipment maker undergoes broad changes and restructuring.

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    USDA pilot to track bird flu in dairy herds

    Under the voluntary program, participating farms can bypass certain animal shipment requirements if herds test negative for three consecutive weeks.

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    Huy Fong Foods’ sriracha shortage strikes again

    The popular rooster-adorned bottle has become a mainstay and must for hot sauce lovers. But its production is on hold…again.

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    Bayer teams with CRISPR startup Pairwise for bitterless mustard greens

    The biotech giant is already collaborating on short-corn with the tech company and with this agreement will develop 10 more leafy greens.

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    Turkey pressures Hormel profits

    Despite challenges from bird flu and inflation weighing on its sales, the Minnesota-based company saw gains in Planters, Corn Nuts and other snacks.

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    Agtech seedlings: Saudi startup raises $16M to grow produce in deserts | Danone joins AB InBev accelerator

    Also in this week's farm technology news: Cibo Technologies rolls out an emissions reporting tool for CPGs, and Farmers Edge teams with sorghum growers to advance climate-smart agriculture.

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    USDA launches child summer nutrition programs

    Some 32 states are participating in the agency’s slate of SUN Programs, which includes a permanent Summer EBT initiative.

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    Warmest winter could bring record pests

    Crop-destroying insects are hatching earlier than usual in the Midwest, raising concerns as the growing season progresses.

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    Third US dairy farmworker infected with bird flu

    The case marks the first time an individual reported respiratory symptoms, though health officials say the general risk to the public remains low.

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    Post Holdings says bird flu hit nearly 14% of egg supply

    The CPG giant reported avian influenza outbreaks among third-party contracted flocks in Minnesota and Iowa.

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    Bioenergy Devco, growing anaerobic digestion company, names new CEO

    An executive with 25 years of experience in the energy sector will take over the company as it pursues dozens of new projects.

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    Bird flu found in beef from US dairy cow as outbreak intensifies

    The positive result comes as the virus spreads to more farms, including an Iowa egg operation that is killing 4.2 million commercial layer chickens.

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    World’s largest database of weeds could unearth the future of farming

    An open-access data resource gives researchers insight into agricultural practices as far back as 8,000 BCE and has the potential to help the food system become more climate resilient.

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    Scope 3 emissions reporting is a ‘when,’ not an ‘if’ for companies: Bayer

    An executive with the crop sciences giant explains how the company works with suppliers to track its environmental footprint across the supply chain.

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    FDA approves first feed supplement to reduce methane in dairy cows

    Elanco’s Bovaer, expected to hit the market in the third quarter, claims to cut emissions by 30% per year.

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    Republican-led farm bill clears House panel, but faces slim odds ahead

    The proposal fractures the two parties in a way that's "impossible to achieve the votes to become law," Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said.

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    US bans some poultry imports from Australia over bird flu concerns

    The restrictions prohibit goods from the state of Victoria after a human was infected and different strains of the virus were identified at two poultry farms.

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    East Coast port labor talks spark shipper contingency plans

    The current six-year contract for workers is set to expire on Sept. 30, prompting fears of potential supply chain delays.

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    USDA expands bird flu support to more dairy farms

    The department will offer payments to any producer who implements biosecurity plans, not just to those reporting positive cases.

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    Agtech seedlings: BASF looks to the stars for digital farm tools | Agco Ventures makes first investment

    Also in this week's farm technology news: Cox Farms' partner is expanding its indoor farming footprint, while Nature’s Miracle’s greenhouse tech merger deal collapses four days after it was signed.

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    Second US dairy farm worker tests positive for bird flu

    The CDC says the risk to the general public remains low, but underscored the importance of precautions for farmhands.

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    Meatable appoints beef industry veteran as CEO

    Jeff "Trip" Tripician joins from Grass Fed Farms as the cultivated meat sector looks to overcome mounting consumer resistance and state bans.

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    Opinion

    Brands need a new model of sustainability. Here’s how we can flip the script

    Companies need to shift their focus from selling to doing, writes Kenny Fahey, president and CEO of Leading Harvest.

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    Major US egg producer lays off hundreds after bird flu outbreak

    Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch is cutting positions in Michigan, where the virus has accelerated both in poultry and dairy cattle.

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    USDA awards $300M to grow agricultural trade in new export markets

    The funding comes from the controversial Commodity Credit Corporation, which has come under mounting scrutiny from Republicans during farm bill negotiations.