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Heating costs projected lower for this winter

EIA projects average U.S. household expenditures for natural gas, heating oil, electricity, and propane will decrease this winter heating season (October 1 through March 31) compared with last winter, which was 11% colder than the previous 10-year average nationally. FULL STORY »

Fire safety on the farm

Farm fires cost lives and many dollars each year in America. October is Fire Prevention Month and it is a good time to refresh fire safety rules for the farm. FULL STORY »

The color of meat depends on myoglobin: Part 1

Color is used by consumers to determine if meat is fresh and safe to eat. It is the single most important driving factor in a consumer’s decision to purchase meat. FULL STORY »

Six rules aid auto/tractor safety

With the boundaries of rural and urban America blending more and more every day, it is important for all motorists to be aware and cautious of farm equipment on the roads. According to the National Safety Council, approximately one-third of fatal tractor accidents occur on public roads. FULL STORY »

Ag markets posted an across the board advance Monday morning

Crop futures are rebounding from last week’s lows. The grain markets fluctuated significantly last week, but they’re unanimously higher this morning. FULL STORY »

Improving PRRS control: A scientific look at two strategies

The first segment of a three-part webinar on Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome at PorkNetwork.com reveals results of a study, with important take-home messages for producers. FULL STORY »

Cooney: Weaner breakevens drop, still above $80

Pricing off the April lean hog contract for April sales shows a weaner breakeven of $81.54 down $1.95 for the week. Futures prices were up $0.10 for the week and feed costs were down $1.96 per head. FULL STORY »

Pork output forecasts to top beef for first time in 62 years

The U.S. government on Friday raised its pork production forecast for the calendar year ending September 2015 that shows pork surpassing beef for the first time since 1952 as hog farmers rapidly recover from a deadly pig virus. FULL STORY »

AFBF comments on USDA's harvest projections

The Agriculture Department’s much-anticipated October report on agricultural supply and demand for the 2014-2015 marketing year delivered few surprises today, the American Farm Bureau Federation said. FULL STORY »

World Farmers’ Organisation president resigns

During the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) Board meeting in Viterbo, Italy, Peter Kendall tendered his resignation as President. FULL STORY »

What gives cooked meat color?: Part 2

Have you ever eaten a hamburger that is brown in color and actually undercooked? What about one that is still pinkish in color and safe to eat? FULL STORY »

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