Web-based National Swine Reproduction Guide launched
The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence (USPCE) has launched the new National Swine Reproduction Guide, a web-based application designed to help troubleshoot swine reproductive problems. FULL STORY »
Chinese holiday season brims with visions of pork
The holiday season is approaching in China, and shoppers and retailers alike are brimming with visions of pork – and, increasingly, of U.S. pork. FULL STORY »
Ag lender survey provides glimpse at future lending conditions
Find out how agricultural lenders responded to a recent survey conducted by Kansas State University. FULL STORY »
Brumm Speaks Out: Why are there fewer piles of corn this year?
Driving to a site visit this morning in Northwest Iowa, I went past quite a few country elevators. In the past with ‘normal’ yields there have been huge piles of corn stored on the ground at these locations, often 1 million or more bushels in some of the piles. FULL STORY »
Commentary: We love our smartphones, but what about smart food?
Technology is changing the way we do just about everything, and by all accounts we can’t get enough of it. Until we start talking about food technology, often referred to as biotechnology, and then our mindsets revert to the Dark Ages. FULL STORY »
U.S. farm sector bracing to 'sober up' from boom in 2014
After more than six years of unprecedented boom in the U.S. farm economy driven by a government-backed drive for biofuels, record low interest rates and rising food exports, American grain farmers and their bankers are bracing for change. FULL STORY »
Perspective in data interpretation
At the NIAA conference on antibiotic resistance, Guy Loneragan, DVM, from Texas Tech University, summarizes a joint presentation he conducted with Morgan Scott, DVM, PhD, with Kansas State University. FULL STORY »
Corn market functioning as needed?
Corn prices managed a small rally following the USDA’s Nov. 8 Crop Production report that contained a corn production forecast that was not quite as large as feared. FULL STORY »
Is a flexible farm land rent arrangement in your portfolio?
Landowners and tenants are looking to updating their land rental arrangements and rental rates to reflect the volatile commodity markets. FULL STORY »
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