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.
Producers who rely on migrant workers under the H-2A visa program may find it more difficult to hire employees for the coming growing season after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reversed changes made by the Bush administration meant to make the program more user friendly.
Following USDA Secretary Tom Vilsacks announcement that his department is changing its approach to developing a national animal identification system (NAIS), the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has announced it will dedicate a...
Growers who plant forage grain blends now have data to back their seed selection decisions. As the planting of annual grain blends for forage production increases in the Northwest, so does the need to rethink how we select the seed for blends.
After many years of testing and culling, Oklahoma regulatory veterinarians, practitioners, and cow/calf producers have succeeded in pretty much eliminating brucellosis as a threat to reproductive efficiency. Unfortunately, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, a new challenge has appeared on the scene.
The ethanol industry could face the same difficulties hitting biodiesel producers if Congress doesnt extend the 45-cent blenders tax credit by the end of 2010, the president of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said last Tuesday.
Cattlemen tell stories in a lot of waysacross a fence gate, over coffee at the feed store, through the pickup window or atop a good horse in the back of the ropin pen. Now, producers focused on quality can also tell their stories on the Internets World Wide Web.
To help illustrate how this genetic progress can happen, Dr. Bob Weaber, state Extension specialist, mental to that goal, and no matter what a specific operations goals areadding inside information from a comprehensive DNA profile to the decision-making toolbox is a powerful option to help speed up this process.
Accurate recordkeeping, strict culling, and strong industry ties helped earn the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Commercial Producer of the Year award for Mike and Betsy Cravens of Lees Summit, MO. Their MB Limousin enterprise topped a field of four nominees that also included Roger Wick, New Rockford, ND; Wayne J.
The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) presented its Limousin Promoter of the Year award to Scott Coakley, vice president of cattle procurement for Lauras Lean Beef Co. (LLB), during the National Western Stock Show Limousin pen and carload shows Jan.
The Beef Checkoff Program announced the 2009 National Beef Backer Award winners in foodservice at the Annual Cattle Industry Conference in San Antonio, TX. The Beef Backer Awards recognize independent and chain restaurants that set the highest standards in menuing and marketing beef.
The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) has been cast on the scrap heap by USDA in favor of a more industry-friendly program. The announcement, made by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, will seek to work out a set of guidelines with the states and tribal governments for the sole purpose of tracing animal disease outbreaks. The newly proposed program