Strong performances by Oscar Mayer products helped Kraft Foods Inc. more than triple earnings in the companys fourth fiscal quarter, according to the companys release last week. Kraft said that its U.S.
AgriLabs is awarding scholarship grants totaling $1,500 to three state associations as part of its booth promotion at the recent National Cattlemans Beef Association (NCBA) Convention in San Antonio, TX.
Hog farmers, on the front lines of the $16 billion U.S. hog industry, have struggled with low prices for two years. Higher feed costs due to problems with the corn crop could cause a reduction in the amount of pork on the market due to both a drop in profitability and the slower hog growth rates.
USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced that in fiscal year 2010, $50 million has been set aside for organic producers and those transitioning to organic production nationwide. Of that $50 million, $1.
A recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that corn-based ethanol achieves a 21 percent greenhouse gas reduction compared to gasoline is based on false accounting assumptions and could actually lead to more fossil fuel consumption, according to Cornell University economists whose research will be released in March in the journal.
Profitability in the unit that makes Deeres green tractors and harvesters was especially impressive, reporting margins of nearly 10 percentthree times what investors had expected, according to Eli Lustgarten, an analyst at Longbow Securities..
James Herring of Amarillo, TX, has been elected as the new president of CattleFax, a memberowned and member-directed cattle market information and research organization. Jon Ferguson of Kensington, KS, is the new president-elect.
Recent snow and ice storms and power outages have been brutal for livestock and livestock producers.
Those conditions have kept livestock from getting enough drinking water. Beef cattle, for example, need 8 to 10 gallons per day.
USDA last week announced details of the final regulation regarding access to pasture for organic livestock operations. This rule amends the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations to clarify the use of pasture in raising organic ruminants.
Too little rain, too much rain, high fertilizer prices and a volatile cattle marketboth inexperienced and veteran beef producers will learn strategies to deal with all these scenarios at the Pasture and Livestock Management Workshop set for March 30-April 1.
Communicating and looking after the customers intereststhose are two of the main objectives at Dumas (Texas) Feedyard LLC, says partner George Foote Jr. With a customer base ranging from New Mexico to Texas, southern Oklahoma and Alabama, attentive service is the key.
U.S. farmers can expect a record corn crop, another huge soybean harvest, and strong demand for its exports, which should combine to produce strong incomes for the agriculture sector this year, USDA said in its latest forecast.
Horses need energy, protein, vitamins, minerals and roughage, but probably the most overlooked element in horse rations is water, said Gary Stauffer, University of NebraskaLincoln Extension educator in Holt County.
News reports have surfaced again detailing flash fires and explosions in livestock buildings while liquid pit manure was being agitated and pumped. Iowa State University Extension agricultural engineers say these episodes highlight the caution needed when agitating and pumping manure from pits beneath buildings.
Molys Hydraulically Operated Sort Gates help lower stress for the animals and the people, promoting safety. Molys Modular, Hydraulic Sort Gates can easily be added to an existing facility, and are designed to add to an existing hydraulic system, such as Molys SILENCER Hydraulic Squeeze Chute.
Potential cuts to the crop insurance industry would be about 20 percent less than originally proposed, but agent commissions would be capped under a new draft of the standard reinsurance agreement between USDA and the crop insurance industry, USDA officials said last Wednesday.