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Animal welfare for youth: Part 3 – Three Circles Model

The Three Circles Model is the next building block to help youth understand animal welfare. It addresses both the object science and human values used in evaluating welfare. FULL STORY »

Exports: Pork net sales plummet 69% lower

According to the USDA’s latest Weekly Export Sales report, pork net sales of 4,200 metric tons (MT) for 2014, a 69 percent drop to a marketing-year low. FULL STORY »

U.S. bill seeks to block mandatory GMO food labeling by states

A Republican congressman from Kansas introduced legislation on Wednesday that would nullify efforts in multiple states to require labeling of genetically modified foods. FULL STORY »

Major support of federal GMO labeling bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers Association and American Farm Bureau Federation quickly announced their individual support of new federal legislation introduced Wednesday to establish a federal voluntary labeling standard for foods made with genetically modified (GM) crops. Several other farm organizations have followed suit. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Sick Stunts R Us

PETA embarks on an idiotic, horribly inappropriate publicity stunt aimed at nothing more than grabbing a few minutes of air time and another round of gloating on activist blog sites. FULL STORY »

Ag markets were widely mixed Wednesday

Corn futures couldn’t sustain their bullish reaction to the WASDE report. CBOT traders were expecting today’s WASDE report to boost nearby corn prices. FULL STORY »

PEDv blamed for lower 2014 pork production

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) will continue to be a big player in impacting pork production throughout 2014, according to the USDA’s latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. FULL STORY »

Farm Bureau calls for tax changes

Farmers and ranchers need tax certainty to thrive in a modern economy, and making permanent deductions that expired in 2013 is a good first step, the American Farm Bureau Federation told the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday. FULL STORY »

Four honored at NIAA conference

Dr. Richard Raymond, Colorado; Dr. Hailu Kinde, California; Dr. Karen Jordan, North Carolina; and Jim Fraley, Illinois; -were asked to step into the spotlight at the National Institute for Animal Agriculture during the organization's annual conference on Tuesday, April 1, in Omaha, Nebraska. FULL STORY »

Ag markets are struggling to sustain their bullish report reactio

The WASDE report roiled the corn market. Late gains suggested traders were expecting today’s WASDE report to boost nearby corn prices. FULL STORY »

WASDE: Corn prices climb but stay under $5

The USDA’s latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report shows a slight uptick in corn prices, a 125-million-bushel increase in projected corn exports and a 9 percent drop in corn stocks. FULL STORY »

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