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Don’t lose sight of feed efficiency

All signs point to a bountiful harvest, with corn and soybean meal prices expected to fall. However, with feed costs making up about 65 percent of production costs, it still pays to reduce the cost of the diet or improve feed efficiency. FULL STORY »

Online resource help farmers select new farm bill programs

The USDA launched a new online resource this week to help farmers across the country make important decisions on new farm bill created safety net programs. FULL STORY »

US river freight system near breaking point as huge harvest looms

With a record U.S. harvest just coming in, the river transportation system that is at the heart of the nation's farm economy is overstrained by rising demand for shipping capacity, a low barge inventory, and a dilapidated lock system. FULL STORY »

Western Corn Belt still reeling from 2012-2013 drought impacts

Drought may have eased over much of the Corn Belt, but in areas along the western edge of the region, the drought’s impacts still linger. FULL STORY »

Disinfectant shows promise in PEDv fight

Standard sanitation efforts fall short in keeping Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus in check, and now a study indicates one disinfectant could fit the bill. FULL STORY »

ISU unveils Agricultural Business Plan Competition for students

Undergraduate and graduate students from 15 land-grant universities will have the opportunity in the next few months to compete for $15,000 in cash awards through a new program developed by Iowa State University’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative and sponsored by Stine Seed and Summit Group. FULL STORY »

They want data on GMOs? Here’s some data

Opponents of genetically engineered (GE) crops routinely argue there is a lack of evidence regarding their safety for use in food or animal feed. FULL STORY »

Purdue Pork Interest Group to present annual career night

The Purdue University Pork Interest Group will hold its annual fall career night with speakers from the pork industry to educate students on internship and job opportunities in the field. FULL STORY »

Study says insects’ fear limits boost from climate change

Scientists often measure the effects of temperature on insects to predict how climate change will affect their distribution and abundance, but a Dartmouth study shows for the first time that insects’ fear of their predators, in addition to temperature, ultimately limits how fast they grow. FULL STORY »

Women are becoming more prominent in agriculture

Women have been becoming more commonplace in agriculture, but the 2012 Census of Agriculture reports that women were the principal operators of only 14% of the more than two million U.S. farms that same year. FULL STORY »

University of Minnesota offers online PEDv course

The University of Minnesota will be offering a PEDv course, “Assessing Biosecurity in the Swine Feed Supply Chain," that will run between Oct. 6 through Oct. 19. FULL STORY »

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