Virginia Tech scientist Kiho Lee's research relies on finding pathways. Whether these pathways are responsible for food intake, or pathways that viruses use as entryways to the host, Lee and his collaborators want to use these conduits to develop vaccines for humans and find ways for pigs to utilize feed more efficiently.
Growers who want to make sure they get their corn crops off to a good start this season should make sure they perform tillage only when necessary and under the proper soil conditions, cautions a field crops expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
NPPC, along with 93 other companies and organizations, representing importers, exporters, manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, farmers and truckers, this week sent a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) on issues related to shipping from U.S. ports.
Live cattle prices rose $1.55 today to hit $150.73. This jump brought the 27-day average price to $159.26. Feeder cattle prices saw a similar hike from $213.63 on Friday to $215.15 on Monday. This $1.52 rise brought the feeder cattle 27-day average price to $215.66.
Corn and wheat prices both saw a slight dip of one cent. Soybeans jumped 14 cents to hit $9.83. This brought the 27-day average to $9.72.
The American Soybean Association (ASA) has issued a statement in response to Chipotle’s announcement that the fast-food chain would remove all foods containing genetically-modified ingredients, including the soybean oil used in cooking, from its menu. ASA President Wade Cowan, a farmer from Brownfield, Texas, noted farmers’ continuing frustration with the misinformation about agricultural biotechnology advanced by Chipotle last week.