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November 15: Jack DeWitt is a “semi-retired” farmer in northeast Oregon, not far from Walla Walla, Washington. He also writes columns that

appear in various publications, including one republished by AgDaily.com that spawned this episode of Farm to Fork. He also has a book out

called World Food Unlimited.

November 14: Henry Zerby has a PhD in meat science and formerly chaired the animal science department at The Ohio State University. Zerby is

now VP of Protein Procurement and Innovation for Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc., which sources all the animal protein products for the

Wendy’s restaurant chain. Zerby spoke about traceability and other topics at the recent American Lamb Summit in Colorado.

November 12-13: The National Grazing Lands Coalition commissioned a video (produced by John Robinson Irwin) called Our Lands to call

attention to the role that ranchers can play in mitigating the effects of climate change. The six-minute clip is narrated by cattle rancher

Meredith Ellis from Rosston, Texas.

November 11: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published an interim final rule for domestic hemp production. Public comments are being

accepted through December 30.

November 8: The National Farm Medicine Center in Wisconsin has begun an initiative to recruit rural volunteer firefighters to provide

agricultural health and safety training to farmers.

November 7: Researchers at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine have found a probiotic approach for treating young

turkeys that could lead to solving the problem of antibiotic resistance.

November 4-6: Weather/climate scientists analyzed the upper Midwest flooding situation this year in a recent webinar, laying out a climate

change scenario where we can expect more situations than usual in the years ahead.

November 1: Valley Irrigation partnered with imaging company, Prospera, earlier this year to deliver a service to farmers called Valley Insights.

The folks at Valley report that testing the service this past growing season in Washington state and in Nebraska was successful and further

testing will be done in an expanded area to prep for a full rollout in 2021.

October 31: Farm cooperative Land O’Lakes recently rebranded its not-for-profit international development division as Venture37. The mission

of Venture 37 is to help communities around the world build economies by strengthening local agriculture, helping agribusinesses create jobs,

and linking farmers to markets.

October 28-30: The president of Bayer’s Crop Science Division, Liam Condon, told reporters and others gathered recently at the company’s 2019

Future of Farming Dialogue in Germany about Bayer’s sustainability action plan.

October 21-25: Incentivizing Conservation Agriculture was the topic of a recent forum put on by the Farm Foundation. The forum examined “the

potential value and benefits of an ecosystem marketplace, which could enable and encourage farmers and ranchers to adopt and sustain

conservation management practices to improve soil health, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve water quality and use. You can

listen to the entire forum here.

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