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Bill Exempts Farms From Reporting Emissions

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and poultry groups including National Turkey Federation, National Chicken Council, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, and United Egg Producers applaud introduction of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Show More Summary

Precision Ag Bytes 2/14

Vegalab, Inc. has announced the successful trials of its Pollen Boost product and initial first orders of Pollen Boost for delivery in early February from Stanislaus Farm Supply, Buttonwillow Warehouse Company, and Mid Valley Agricultural Services, Inc. Show More Summary

Fighting Bovine Respiratory Disease

Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is the leading cause of calf death after weaning. Boehringer Ingleheim takes a holistic approach when helping producers fight the disease, said Professional Services Veterinarian Dr. Rich Linhart. “We look at everything on the ranch, from personnel to feed bunk space to mud to wind to the way pens are set up, and cattle flow,” said... Read More

Data Flow a Priority at Develop with Deere Conference

This year’s Develop with Deere conference in Kansas City was the biggest yet, showing growth in the demand for the opportunity to learn more about data flow and the tools available to help farmers make the most of the information they collect on their farms. “This conference is really valuable for the software companies to learn some of what not... Read More

Global wheat market is changing

The global wheat trade is changing. The Black Sea region countries are getting stronger on the world market. This is according to Rabobank analysts.

Ventilation during incubation is a complex matter

Optimal chick quality and maximal hatchability depend largely on the environmental conditions that we create in the setters and hatchers. When these conditions meet the demands of the embryo, conversion of egg content into embryo and the development of the embryo will be optimal. Good quality day old chicks will be the result.

Blockchain technology: Transforming poultry supply chains

The online currency Bitcoin has been hitting headlines worldwide as its value soars, but the technology behind it has big potential for the poultry industry and its supply chain.

Farm Credit at #CattleCon18

During #CattleCon18 I visited with Farm Credit to learn what they are offering to cattle ranchers. I talked with Todd Moore (pictured), Farm Credit Mid-America, first and asked him what the message is for those attending. He says that with the volatility in cattle prices lender are talking to their customers and asking questions like, “Do they have a risk... Read More

ARA Recognizes Efforts to Support Ag Retailers

The Agricultural Retailers Association recognized two legislators who led efforts to defend the industry’s freedom to operate: Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas). Both were named ARA’s 2017 Legislator of the Year. Show More Summary

State of the Industry – Ethanol Strong

The Reverend of Renewable Fuels took the stage at the 2018 National Ethanol Conference to give his annual State of the Ethanol Industry Address. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen said with confidence the state of U.S. ethanol is strong, because of the strong character of the people who call the ethanol community home. “I am more... Read More

ASA Hires Ryan Findlay as CEO

The American Soybean Association have selected Ryan Findlay as its new Chief Executive Officer. Findlay replaces Stephen Censky, who left ASA in October of 2017 after confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. Show More Summary

John Deere Collaborates with Dealers and Developers

Precision agriculture is giving farmers more and more tools to use in their operations, but it continues to be complex. That’s one reason the company has offered the Develop with Deere Conference to allow farmers, dealers and developers...Show More Summary

Precision Ag Meets Customized Crop Insurance

PartnerRe Ltd and Farmers Edge™ have joined forces to couple real-time field data with customized insurance products to help farmers around the globe. This exclusive, four-year agreement between Farmers Edge and PartnerRe brings together...Show More Summary

ICYMI: Water for Food International Forum

The Water for Food International Forum, produced by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska and The World Bank, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development, was held January 29 – 30, 2018 at The World Bank in Washington DC. The theme was Farmer-Led Irrigated... Read More

Tune in for State of Ethanol Industry Address

The annual “State of the Ethanol Industry” address by Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen is coming up this morning at 8:15 am central time live from the 23rd National Ethanol Conference in San Antonio, Texas. We have been doing a live video stream of this address since 2007, but it is much easier these days with... Read More

Livestock ESBLs and human ESBLs are not the same

Meat consumption does not necessarily lead to ingestion of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Instead, humans tend to transfer these resistant bugs themselves, according to new research from the Netherlands.

Value of rural communities weighed at conference

What do you love about rural communities? We asked attendees of the Practical Farmers of Iowa’s annual conference last month, when they stopped by our Center for Rural Affairs booth. “Neighbors invest their time, talents, and equipment...Show More Summary

2017 Deer Hunt – John Deere Gator – Episode 3

Hello and welcome to episode number three of a series of videos and posts I’ve been doing from the Crystal Pig Hunt Club (CPHC) 2017 Georgia deer hunting season. The season is over but I’ve got plenty of venison in the freezer. No monster rack this year. Our last hunt was just before the season ended in January. My brother... Read More

Ag Policy Update: Farm Bill, Budget Deals & Trade

The Missouri Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference took place over the weekend. I was able to attend with my husband and had great intentions to not ‘work.’ But when I heard topics being discussed that are timely and others might learn from, I couldn’t help but pull out my recorder and gather some content. Missouri Farm Bureau’s Director... Read More

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