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Advocacy: Looking to the future of women in ag

Promotion of our industry is strong; more than 90% of respondents to the AgCareers.com Gender Roles & Equality survey said they frequently advocate for the agricultural industry. Women felt that advocacy was one of the top three skills or characteristics they bring to the industry.

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Rabobank report examines water situation in major geographies

The world must increase its usable water supply and effectively manage water demand. These are the key findings in a new report from Rabobank. The report "Agricultural Water - Free Flowing Markets Sustain Growth" focuses significant attention on water markets as a tool that has been proven to be effective at delivering water where it's most valued.

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Loss of growth promotion antibiotic use likely to have little economic impact

The use of antibiotics for production purposes in livestock agriculture is a contested topic, and recent Federal guidelines have been adopted to reduce the practice. Research indicates that antibiotic use for growth promotion and disease prevention in livestock is not universal and that such uses generally have limited effects on the productivity of raising livestock at the farm level.

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Brumm Speaks Out: Are you thinking about summer heat?

With the recent extreme winter conditions, it’s hard to turn your thoughts to summer market pig sales, yet that is what needs to happen. The pigs you will sell to slaughter in June are already in your facilities, and by the end of the month you will be placing pigs in your grow-finish facilities that will be your July and August sales.

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