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2017 March 10
The use of artificial insemination has been used in commercial cow herds for years as a way to quickly improve the genetics of a herd. It allows producers to breed cows to high accuracy bulls without having to invest in a bull and helps plan calving times.
2017 March 10
Synchronizing estrus in a beef herd can shorten your calving season, produce more uniform calf weights, and last but not least, provide the opportunity to use proven genetics through artificial insemination (AI). As cow herds rebuild, many producers are synchronizing heifers and replacing bull power with AI sires as bull prices increase.
by DTN
2017 March 10
President Donald Trump should make reestablishment of country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for pork and beef part of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), an open markets advocate told a National Farmers Union (NFU) audience last Wednesday.
by USDA
2017 March 10
Acting USDA Deputy Secretary Michael Young recently announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $15 million in technical and financial assistance to help eligible conservation partners voluntarily protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on agricultural lands.
by DTN
2017 March 10
As Republican House leaders released their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also called “ObamaCare”), National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said last Monday that dealing with health care will be at the top of the list of issues Republicans have to address before the farm bill.
by WLJ
2017 March 10
Barrett started his rodeo career in the early 1950s. In the early days, he would ride bulls and bareback horses, fill in for the announcer, then set up and play the rodeo dance all night long. Barrett and his band, “Hadley Barrett and the Westerners,” played music for 34 years and was inducted.
by USDA
2017 March 10
Although many farm operators are self-employed, in the majority of farm households either the operator or spouse is employed off-farm. In 2015, more than half of farm household members had health insurance coverage through an employer—close to the rate for the overall U.
2017 March 10
“The concern producers expressed about current economic conditions is consistent with other measures of conditions in the farm economy,” said James Mintert, barometer Principal Investigator and Director of Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture.
by USDA
2017 March 10
Members of households with very low food security reported cutting back on or skipping meals, and in some cases, going a whole day without eating. The prevalence of very low food security varies considerably across household characteristics.
2017 March 10
In another court settlement aimed at settling a grazing dispute in Nevada, a U.S. District Court Judge ordered Wayne Hage to pay more than $587,000 and remove all livestock from federal lands. The decision was issued Feb. 27 by Chief Judge Gloria Navarro.


2017 March 10
The Senate voted 51 to 48 in a mid-afternoon vote last Tuesday to pass House Joint Resolution (H.J.Res.) 44. The vote came exactly a month after the House of Representatives passed it. If signed by the president, the resolution would effectively kill the Planning 2.
2017 March 10
Artificial insemination (AI) is one of the most underutilized technologies in the industry by commercial cow/calf producers. It is the fastest way to improve a herd genetically, using superior sires that a commercial producer could not otherwise afford to purchase for natural service.


2017 March 3
Since the 2016 insurance year, Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) insurance has been available in every county in the nation. WFRP covers farm revenue from all commodities produced for the whole farm for the insured year with adjustments made for inventory carryovers.
by DTN
2017 March 3
Currently, industry tractor sales are 60 percent below where they stood in 2013, just as they were in the 1980s—a disturbing comparison that Chandler was quick to soften: “Thankfully, our net income is nowhere near where it was in the 1980s, and...
2017 March 3
A recent study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that rural Americans are at a higher risk of dying from five major causes than those living in urban areas. The potentially preventable causes were: heart disease; cancer; unintentional injuries; chronic lower respiratory disease; and stroke.
by WLJ
2017 March 3
The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 21, 2017. This will mark the 44th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day 2017 is “Agriculture: Food For Life.


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