Preparing for the future of feed

I’ve long been a fan and a supporter of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA); they’re committed to representing the total feed industry and uniting one leadership voice on matters of federal and state legislation and regulation. I regularly look to the AFIA for the latest developments and appreciate their ability to keep a constant pulse on the ag industry. … Read More

Sprout Solutions Named 2017 Top 10 Under the Radar Startup in KC

For the agricultural industry, employees aren’t tied to a computer or in an office — they’re out in a field, said Gretchen Henry, co-founder of Sprout Solutions. This underscores the importance of mobile tools, she added. Formerly a service of ConsultUS, Sprout Solutions provides web-based tools and systems for the animal feed industry. Whether for a manufacturer or a feed mill operator, the firm … Read More

FDA Pushes FSMA Compliance Inspections Dates to Fall 2018

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends the Food and Drug Administration for announcing today that it has effectively delayed inspections for animal food facilities to be in compliance with some parts of the animal food rule within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) until fall 2018. Dr. Steve Solomon, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, told an … Read More

The Veterinary Feed Directive is here. Are you prepared?

What began in 2015 and was implemented in January of 2017 gave time for feed mills and producers to adjust to the new regulations of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). However, the new regulation continues to cause confusion and has become a pain point for those affected across the country. Even though feed mills, veterinarians and animal producers saw it … Read More

Sprout Solutions Seeks Growth and Sustainability in an Evolving Agriculture Industry

The business cards have been printed. Our mission and vision defined. I’m sitting here navigating through our newly launched website and I realize, “It has all come together.” There’s a deep sense of appreciation with each click of the mouse as I think about where we are now and where (consciously or unconsciously) it all began. The rollout of Sprout … Read More