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Commodity pressure rises
Now that a clearer picture of the old crop marketing year has been painted, the trade turns its focus toward real yields and South American prospective plantings.
Meals in Fields deliver nutrition, safety message
“Ag safety is not just a slogan; it’s a lifestyle” was the fitting theme for National Farm Safety and Health Week, and that message was literally delivered to the fields.
Low, slow — and wood-fired
He’s been asked it enough times that he has his answer ready. “I like big butts,” said “Cowboy,” Chris Tornow, one half of the barbecuing and catering business known as Cowboy and Tony’s Butt Shack BBQ in Mendota.
North Carolina farmers rally for hog industry
Hundreds of eastern North Carolina hog farmers and their supporters are expected to call on Gov. Pat McCrory to increase his support of the state’s hog industry.
Groups seek public policy applicants
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for the spring 2016 public policy internship. The deadline to submit an application is Oct. 16.
Corn Palace gets face lift
The Corn Palace has been steeped in agricultural tradition since 1892, so when the caretakers of one of South Dakota’s most popular tourist attractions decided it was due for some maintenance, they also decided to gently nudge it into the 21st century.
New ag history museum planned
Progress is being made on plans to transform a former canning company site in southeastern Michigan into an agricultural history museum. Organizers recently announced an update on the project, now called the American Farm Museum and Educational Center.
Pennsylvania to supply White House Christmas tree
This year’s White House Christmas tree will again come from Carbon County, Pa. White House officials were at Bustard’s Christmas Trees in Towamensing Township, choosing the balsam fir to be used this year.
USDA extends dairy Margin Protection Program deadline
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the deadline to enroll for the dairy Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016 has been extended until Nov. 20.
Kentucky farmer seeks to bring back classic hog breeds
At 10 a.m., there are a lot of mouths to feed at Two Forks Farm in Robertson County. “That’s Luther, and that’s Mary Kate. Once they’re eating they won’t hurt you. They’re very docile animals for their size ... really big sweethearts,” says Travis Hood as we clamber over the gate into the first of several enclosures.
Jo Daviess County 4-Hers excel at state 4-H poultry judging
Jo Daviess County 4-H members took top honors in the 2015 Illinois State 4-H Poultry Judging Contest held during the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. Poultry judging teaches youth how to judge live hens, grade eggs and ready-to-cook poultry and identify poultry parts.
Fairs expand registration age for participants
As young adults across the state start to select and purchase animals for the 2016 fair season, fair officials announced that junior livestock shows will be expanded to include individuals ages 8-21. Previously, junior livestock shows were limited to ages 10-18.
Talk a little less, listen more
We do not all have to use the same color or horsepower of tractor. We don’t have to plant the same brand of seed or use the same crop inputs or apply the same amount of NPK and micronutrients to our soils.
Illinois farmers benefit from Asgrow and DeKalb
SPONSORED: An extremely wet summer and plant disease were among the challenges faced by Illinois farmers this season.
U.S. rural areas need broadband
You can’t tell the story of American agriculture without looking at how farmers and ranchers have pioneered the use of cutting-edge tools on their land.
Newton ag program a family affair
Kellers help keep pork production on map
Zero waste ultimate goal at Pioneer HQ
Fertility management tool launches
New growers get look at urban farming
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