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For the men and women of the U.S. agricultural industry, producing an increasing amount of food, fiber and energy to meet growing global demands is just the tip of the ice berg. FULL STORY »
Brumm Speaks Out: Putting a new roof on your finisher?
With profits returning to the hog industry, producers with older facilities are making plans for repairs this coming summer season. FULL STORY »
Final 2012 Census of Agriculture report to be released May 2
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has announced it will publish the 2012 Census of Agriculture full report on May 2. FULL STORY »
Landscape 'transition zones' may influence where tornadoes strike
Areas where landscape shifts from urban to rural or forest to farmland may have a higher likelihood of severe weather and tornado touchdowns, a Purdue University study says. FULL STORY »
Brumm Speaks Out: Why the first hot day isn’t so bad
With temperatures recently topping 70 degrees Farenheit in Southern Minnesota, many pork producers will be unprepared for change from winter to summer conditions. Fortunately, while the ventilation systems may not be fully prepped for their summer cycles, the physics of heat storage will keep pigs comfortable. FULL STORY »
Cooney: Weaner breakevens drop below $80
The weaner pig breakeven price is $79.55 down $2.08 for the week. That is the third consecutive weekly drop with the price down $11.53 from the high on March 21. FULL STORY »
What could an employee handbook do for your farm?
Producers often express an interest in developing employee handbooks for their farms to add some protection to their human resource management. FULL STORY »
Idaho asks court to toss ‘ag gag’ lawsuit
Idaho isn’t backing down from its so-called “ag gag” law and has asked a federal court to toss a lawsuit brought against the state by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and others in a coalition of animal activists, civil rights groups and media organizations. FULL STORY »