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Corn in great shape as harvest takes off

Four percent of the nation’s corn has been harvested, on-par with 2013’s pace but already behind the five-year average. FULL STORY »

Dr. Luc Dufresne honored at Leman Conference

Luc Dufresne, DVM, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award. FULL STORY »

Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade

Cargill Inc's lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China may be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world's biggest markets. FULL STORY »

Pig theft spurs biosecurity concerns

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has pushed hog prices to new levels, and with this surge of profits also comes an increase in pig thefts and biosecurity concerns. FULL STORY »

Ag markets proved quite mixed Monday

Export news affected the crop markets Monday. After declining Sunday night in reaction to the near-miss on northern Plains frost damage, corn futures seemed set to add to those losses today. FULL STORY »

NASDA members say 'withdraw' to EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule

At the annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), NASDA members unanimously called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule. FULL STORY »

Ag markets turned generally mixed Monday morning

Export news affected the crop markets Monday morning. After declining Sunday night in reaction to the near-miss on northern Plains frost damage, corn futures seemed set to add to those losses today. FULL STORY »

Photo of the day: Pig pride from even the ‘littlest pig farmers’

One little pig farmer hams it up for the camera as he feeds his family’s pigs. FULL STORY »

Cooney: Weaned breakevens soar to $81.92

Pricing off the April lean hog contract for March sales shows a weaner breakeven of $81.92 up $8.23 for the week. Futures prices were up $2.35 for the week and feed costs were down $3.46 per head. FULL STORY »

Mom at the Meat Counter: What’s in a food label? Antibiotic-free

Just like the similar label concerning hormones, the ‘antibiotic-free’ claim is misleading and shouldn’t be found on a meat label. All of the meat you buy in the US should be antibiotic-free, yet you still see it on some marketing claims. FULL STORY »

Hog Outlook: USDA lowers 2014 pork production

The September USDA crop report estimated the U.S. average corn yield at a record 171.7 bushels per acre. FULL STORY »

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