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19 ‘My American Farm’ games now available on mobile devices

All 19 “My American Farm” games offered by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture can now be played online using any type of tablet, including all versions of Apple iPad. FULL STORY »

Led by ag, market for drones will reach $1.7 billion in 2025

The market for commercial uses of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, will grow to $1.7 billion in 2025, driven by a broad range of applications led by agriculture, according to Lux Research. FULL STORY »

Protect yourself and your pigs this flu season

In anticipation of this flu season, the Pork Checkoff is reminding producers, farm personnel, veterinarians and others who have contact with pigs to get the seasonal flu vaccination as soon as possible to help protect human and pig health. FULL STORY »

Recruit top-notch “passive” candidates

Passive might not be on the top of your list of preferred personal characteristics, but when talking about job seekers, the word takes on an entirely different meaning. FULL STORY »

Farm safety first: Take steps now to prevent accidents later Play video

A few simple precautions and a little bit of common sense can go a long way toward helping prevent farm-related accidents and injuries, especially at harvest time, two Purdue University agricultural educators say. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: European prices tumbling

With feed prices dropping and consumer demand keeping prices uncharacteristically strong in October, US producers are enjoying the prospects of continued profits, even if PEDv may increase seasonally. However, the news from Europe isn’t so good. FULL STORY »

How many acres of corn are needed in 2015?

Providing direction for planted acreage requires anticipating the level of old crop inventories available for the upcoming marketing year, the magnitude of consumption during the upcoming marketing year, the likely average yield, and the desired level of year-ending stocks. For corn, these factors all currently suggest that fewer acres of corn will likely be needed in the U.S. in 2015. FULL STORY »

NCGA calls out Consumer Reports on its article about GMOs

A report recently published by Consumer Reports contains several factual errors and promotes misinformation in a way that is counter to that publication's stated mission, the National Corn Growers Association said last week. FULL STORY »

PEDv Can Be Airborne

A recent study casts new light on assumptions Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus spreads through direct contact. The virus may also be carried on airborne dust particles as far as 10 miles downwind from infected farms. FULL STORY »

PED’s Return a Wildcard

Producers, veterinarians and researchers have been watching for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus to resurface as the mercury dips. But the future may not be bleak as originally anticipated, and though 2015 prices may fall from this year’s inflated levels, demand will remain a “key driver.” FULL STORY »

PEDV and Nursery Diet Options

Take steps now to reduce the risk of introducing Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus through feed ingredients. Kansas State University’s Applied Swine Nutrition Team provides insight into nursery diet options in response to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus concerns. FULL STORY »

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