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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 »

FDA announces voluntary withdrawal of 16 antimicrobials

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is today announcing that five drug sponsors holding animal drug applications affected by Guidance For Industry (GFI) #213 have requested that FDA withdraw approval of a collective 19 animal drug applications because the products are no longer manufactured or marketed. FULL STORY »

Animal welfare for youth: Part 3 – Three Circles Model

The Three Circles Model is the next building block to help youth understand animal welfare. It addresses both the object science and human values used in evaluating welfare. FULL STORY »

Exports: Pork net sales plummet 69% lower

According to the USDA’s latest Weekly Export Sales report, pork net sales of 4,200 metric tons (MT) for 2014, a 69 percent drop to a marketing-year low. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Sick Stunts R Us

PETA embarks on an idiotic, horribly inappropriate publicity stunt aimed at nothing more than grabbing a few minutes of air time and another round of gloating on activist blog sites. FULL STORY »

PEDv blamed for lower 2014 pork production

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) will continue to be a big player in impacting pork production throughout 2014, according to the USDA’s latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. FULL STORY »

WASDE: Corn prices climb but stay under $5

The USDA’s latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report shows a slight uptick in corn prices, a 125-million-bushel increase in projected corn exports and a 9 percent drop in corn stocks. FULL STORY »

Say ‘adios’ to La Nada

Here comes El Niño, and early data suggests it could grow into a monster. FULL STORY »

Finding success with next generation farmers

Not everyone goes to work every day knowing that they will be inspired by the people they meet—I’m very fortunate in that way. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Grow-finish pigs and summer heat

It has been a quiet week in my swine consulting business. As a result, I’ve had time to catch up on some of my reading of recently published scientific papers and conference proceedings. FULL STORY »

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