post-harvest handling News

  • Produce Safety Rule to Change the Way Fresh Fruit, Vegetables Are Grown and Handled

    Ever since the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in January 2011 and the act’s Produce Safety Rule was proposed two years later, fruit and vegetable growers have waited for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to finalize the regulations they will be expected to follow on the farm. Now that the FDA has done so — the final Produce Safety rule was printed in the Federal ...


    By Ohio State University

  • OSU Agriculture Safety and Health Professionals Offer Grain Handling Safety Tips

    With grain harvest well underway statewide thanks to favorable weather conditions throughout the region, growers are reminded that taking extra precautions when handling grain can lessen the potential for injury. When working around grain storage facilities, incidents such as slips, trips, falls, severe trauma injuries, entanglement or engulfment can happen in a fraction of a second, said Kent ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Winter Wheat Harvest Woes

    Wheat harvest season is well underway for many U.S. wheat growers. Some of the first soft-red wheat harvested by U.S. farmers in 2015 is the worst in at least 17 years, according to Bloomberg and other sources. This year’s heavy rainfalls  – up to three times ...


    By EnviroLogix Inc.

  • Amisy Self-propelled Corn Harvester

    Amisy Self-propelled Corn Harvester The economical use of original high-quality cutting components and wear parts can be considerably improved by proper ...


    By Amisy Farming Machinery

  • Farmers Now Harvesting Biomass for Project Liberty Opening

    Farmers are now harvesting and delivering cob bales for the 2014 opening of Project LIBERTY in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Project LIBERTY is POET-DSM’s 20 million-gallon-per-year cellulosic bio-ethanol plant under construction today. The facility will use corn crop residue – cobs, leaves, husk and some stalk – to produce renewable fuel. Farmers for ...


    By POET, LLC

  • Cenex harvest states, inc. To pay EPA penalty and conduct safety workshops

    Minnesota-based Cenex Harvest States (CHS), Inc has agreed to settle a series of alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its facilities in Garretson, SD for $35,200. This includes a $15,500 civil penalty and $19,700 which will be used to conduct several agricultural ammonia safety workshops in multiple states including North and South Dakota. These workshops will include information on how the ...

  • Latest LIBERTY agronomic data shows viability of biomass harvesting

    Harvesting crop residue for cellulosic ethanol production is consistent with good farm management, according to the latest data from researchers with Iowa State University and USDA. The work was commissioned by POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels to ensure the sustainability of the joint ...


    By POET, LLC

  • High-yield Harvest and Safe Storage: RKW Presents Rondotex® Round Bale Nets at EuroTier 2016

    The round bale nets are reliable, tear resistant and easy to handle: RKW presents different types of its high-quality Rondotex®  solution at the EuroTier trade fair in Hanover for the safe and efficient harvest and storage of hay, straw and silage bales. Visitors can expect to see the classics Rondotex® Evolution as well as the model ...


    By RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG

  • Silage Safety Begins in the Field

    To reduce the risk of deadly silage gas later in the year, correctly prepare and harvest forages. “Quality silage starts all the way back in the field — and so does overall silage safety,” says Renato Schmidt, Ph.D., Technical Services Forage, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “Dangerous gases can be produced naturally during the early stages of the ensiling process. The ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Rome-based UN agencies join forces on food losses

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a joint project to tackle the global problem of food losses. Around one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted each year, amounting to 1.3 billion tonnes - or enough food to feed 2 billion people. The three UN ...

  • Silage Safety Begins in the Field

    To reduce the risk of deadly silage gas later in the year, correctly prepare and harvest forages. “Quality silage starts all the way back in the field — and so does overall silage safety,” says Renato Schmidt, Ph.D., Technical Services Forage, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “Dangerous gases can be produced naturally during the early stages of the ensiling process. The right ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Crisis-hit farmers receive seeds and tools in Central African Republic

    A major operation to distribute seeds and tools has been launched in the Central African Republic to support crisis-hit farming families. This is the largest ever intervention in the country led by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and its humanitarian partners. Some 16 international and national non-governmental organizations are working with FAO to overcome the challenges of ...

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA working with agriculture community to promote safety education during Farm Safety Week, Sept. 15-22

    The agriculture sector accounted for 475 deaths in 2012. With a fatality rate of 21.2 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, agriculture recorded the highest fatality rate of any industry sector. Additionally, 48,300 injuries were recorded in 2011, the last year for which statistics are available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This sector employs more than 2 million people in the United ...

  • DOE selects biofuels projects to receive up to US$21m in funding

    U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that up to $21 million will be made available for the selection of five projects that will develop supply systems to handle and deliver high tonnage biomass feedstocks for cellulosic biofuels production.  The awards announced today are part of the department’s ongoing efforts to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, spur the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Slash conference at ElmiaWood 2 June 2009

    Utilising forest residues collected after final fellings, mainly tops and branches (slash), is becoming increasingly popular in many regions. In the coming years we will also be able to use stumps and residues from thinnings – tops, branches and small trees. The technology to harvest forest residues is steadily developed by researchers and companies active in the field. At this seminar we ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Four South Asian countries to jointly address climate threats

    Four South Asian nations that are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in the Himalayas have drawn up a joint adaptation plan on sustainable food production, access to clean energy and safeguarding local ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Speech by UNEP Director of Communication at the Save Food Congress

    Esteemed guests, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and its Executive Director Mr. Achim Steiner, I am pleased to address this distinguished gathering. Ladies and gentlemen, Every day, more than 840 million people go hungry in a world of plenty. The majority of those suffering from hunger live in developing countries, ...

  • Urgent collaboration required on food wastage

    Urgent collaboration along the entire food chain is needed if the world is to address the problem of food waste and losses, a high-level seminar heard in Rome today. Everyone has a critical role to play in preventing wastage, from farmers to processors, transporters, retailers and consumers, according to the seminar on combating global food wastage, which was organized by the Italian government ...

  • Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report

    The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new FAO report. Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources is the first study to analyze the impacts of global food ...

  • Morbark Awarded NJPA Contract

    The National Joint Power Alliance (NJPA) has awarded Morbark, Inc., with a four-year contract to provide NJPA members with medium-duty and compact construction and maintenance equipment. The contract (#042815-MBI), which officially began May 19, 2015, also covers related attachments, accessories and supplies. “We’re extremely pleased to have our proposal chosen by the NJPA,” ...


    By Morbark, LLC

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