Study a win for animal agriculture
A definitive, three-year study on various egg production systems inadvertently cast negative light on "free-range" egg-laying in terms of animal welfare and worker health.
Inventory buildup, lower prices could slow hog expansion
Hog numbers were up 7% from year ago levels.
IDOA adds $14.6 million to fill state budget hole
The Illinois Department of Agriculture's (IDOA) share of the current state budget solution totals $14.6 million, according to IDOA officials. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the measure shortly after it passed Thursday.
USDA extends ARC/PLC signup another week
USDA gives farmers another week to signup for farm programs this year.
Agronomist: Farmers should maximize yield potential
Matt Foes, regional agronomy manager for 360 Yield Center, urges farmers to focus on maximizing yield potential rather than slashing inputs in response to tighter margins.
Kansas growers fund gluten-free wheat
The Kansas Wheat Commission is spending $200,000 to breed wheat for people who can't eat gluten.
NIAA sees growth opportunities in aquaculture
The theme of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) annual conference was "Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture."
Farmers need to consider nutrient needs, responsibility
Applying nitrogen in the spring and the fall ensures the crop will find nutrients, offers timing flexibility and uses best management practices.
What's in a hot dog? Website tackles myths about meat
Janet Riley, senior VP of public affairs for the North American Meat Institute, discusses busting myths about meat production/consumption via a website MeatMythCrushers.com.