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 »

Fire safety on the farm

Farm fires cost lives and many dollars each year in America. October is Fire Prevention Month and it is a good time to refresh fire safety rules for the farm. FULL STORY »

Six rules aid auto/tractor safety

With the boundaries of rural and urban America blending more and more every day, it is important for all motorists to be aware and cautious of farm equipment on the roads. According to the National Safety Council, approximately one-third of fatal tractor accidents occur on public roads. FULL STORY »

Cooney: Weaner breakevens drop, still above $80

Pricing off the April lean hog contract for April sales shows a weaner breakeven of $81.54 down $1.95 for the week. Futures prices were up $0.10 for the week and feed costs were down $1.96 per head. FULL STORY »

NPPC weighs in on Mexican pork imports

Recently, the National Pork Producers Council (\submitted written comments to the USDA on proposed regulation that would lift some restrictions on the importation of pork and pork products from certain Mexican states that are free of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) while continuing to protect against introduction of the disease into the United States. FULL STORY »

Berman: Camouflaged activists threaten agriculture

Normally, this column space is reserved for the goings on of HSUS and other animal-liberation activists. But recently, they haven’t been having much success. FULL STORY »

AFBF urges Senate to ditch water rule

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Senate to tell the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule and restore the integrity of the rulemaking process. FULL STORY »

Linking agricultural land to use values and amenities

Given the recent decline in commodity prices and expectations of lower farm income levels, there is a growing concern that current conditions signal an eminent decline in agricultural land values. FULL STORY »

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