The results of the 2010 University of Kentucky Corn Silage Variety Trials are out. Farmers can use the report’s unbiased data on yield and quality to help plan for their 2011 corn silage crops.
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Shares of Smithfield Foods, Inc., and Tyson Foods, Inc., tumbled today after analyst Heather Jones cut her profit outlooks for the country’s two largest meatpackers, citing soaring feed costs and concern consumers may balk at pricier beef and pork.
Celebrating their 36th year, the American Salers Association had a weekend full of events at the 2011 National Western Stock Show January 15-17.
The Senate approved The Food Safety Modernization Act, S. 510, by a 73-25 vote last week and is now awaiting passage in the House and approval by President Obama.
A new report from USDA's Economic Research Service forecasts net farm income to be $81.6 billion in 2010, up 31 percent from 2009 and 26 percent higher than the 10-year average of $64.8 billion for 2000-2009.
U.S. facilities are ill-prepared to meet the federal government's greenhouse gas reporting requirements according to leading greenhouse gas and climate change experts and professionals in an international survey released last week.
Most living plant and animal species have a certain, relatively small, amount of variation in their genetic make-up. Surprisingly, Iowa State University and Chinese researchers found entire genes that were missing from one line to another in field corn from the U.S. and China.
U.S. corn futures stumbled Monday in a setback from 30-month highs reached last week. Corn for March delivery, the most-active contract, dropped 2 cents, or 0.3%, to $6.55 1/4 a bushel at the Chicago Board of Trade.
A survey conducted by energy developer Ceres, Inc. reports that growers are ready and willing to produce biomass for biopower and advanced biofuels, and have land they would dedicate to such use.
Cargill today announced a partnership with Kansas State University (KSU) for the construction of the Cargill Center for Feed Safety Research.