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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The drought in the Southwest may help 29-year-old Chad Bicker get to his goal of being a full-time farmer and rancher by the time he's 40.

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JBS United
and DeKalb Feeds have entered into a joint venture involving Dekalb’s Frytown, Iowa, mill facility. The new venture is called Central Nutrition Services, LLC, (CNS). CNS will focus on manufacturing superior quality livestock feeds and nutritional supplements for both JBS United and DeKalb Feeds and their customers throughout the Midwest. This announcement was made by Doug Webel, chief operating officer of JBS United’s Nutrition and Emerging Technologies, and Kelly Keaschall, president of DeKalb Feeds, Inc.

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For more than three decades, Alltech has remained committed to its founding ACE principle; a promise that when doing business they have a positive impact on the animal, consumer and the environment. In order to achieve this, they have strategically placed regional offices in some of the most influential agricultural communities in North America, and one of them is in Fresno, California. Although placed in a starter office, they have maintained a steady presence with local businesses, producers and organizations.

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With recent devastating floods destroying many U.S. farms, Dow AgroSciences, through The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, donated $100,000 to help with flood relief efforts in six states. Thousands of Dow AgroSciences’ customer locations and millions of acres have been impacted in the Midwest and Midsouth regions, and the funds will be used in efforts to help the agricultural community recover from the flood damage.

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For the fourth year, Toyota will donate a new Tundra to World Ag Expo's FFA Toyota Tundra Giveaway. Toyota and California FFA chapters are working together with World Ag Expo to support FFA programs in schools throughout California. Tickets are available from FFA members, online at www.WorldAgExpo.com or at ticket gates during World Ag Expo for a suggested donation of $5.

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091911_agrilabs_behlkeAgriLabs' Vice President of Marketing, Jim Glassford, will present the winners of the AgriLabs Dr. Bruce Wren Continuing Education Awards at the 44th annual meeting of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.

These annual awards honor Dr. Bruce Wren, a long-time AgriLabs Technical Services veterinarian, in recognition of his lifelong commitment to practical and formal continuing education for veterinarians.

The selection process was managed by a committee headed by Dr. Gatz Riddell, AABP. The grants seek to encourage veterinarians working with beef or dairy cattle who have expressed a desire to expand their skills and knowledge to further develop within their field of expertise in veterinary practice.

Each $5,000 grant will be used by the winners – who have earned their veterinary degree within the past 10 years – to make possible the professional continuing education proposals they submitted.

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