A federal judge on Monday struck down an Idaho law that banned documentation of animal abuse at livestock operations, ruling that it violated freedom of speech and other constitutionally guaranteed rights.
Corn is or has recently finished pollinating throughout Nebraska and the Corn Belt. During the last two weeks, after the July 15 end-of-season corn yield estimates, weather conditions remained close to the long-term means in many locations. For dryland yields, the yield scenarios continue to be favorable.
Record attendance highlighted two National Junior Swine Association (NJSA) sanctioned shows this summer, and record‐selling gilts – at $27,000 and $37,100 – elevated some exhibitor’s experiences even more!
I’ve spent the majority of this week in barns doing ventilation (and feeder/drinker) reviews of both new construction, 1-2 year old facilities and 40 year old facilities. It’s amazing to me that the same common mistakes keep showing up. While we think we know better how to design, install and manage ventilation system components, the screw-ups remain the same.
In the last year, Greg MacDonald, a weed science researcher with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, decided to give the method a try to combat nutsedge, a weed that looks like grass and is so resilient it can sprout up through plastic row-crop coverings and even the plastic lining of above-ground pools.
Controversies continue over Congress's passing of the bill that banned the mandated labels on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on food. However, one sociologist says that the arguments are fueled more heavily by emotions and politics rather than actual science, reports Elizabeth Whitman for the International Business Times.