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FDA releases report on antimicrobial sales

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published its fourth annual report summarizing the sales and distribution data of antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals. FULL STORY »

Gypsum spread on farms could keep water clean

Gypsum, which has roots in the past as a farm soil treatment, also may have a bright future, and not just as a booster of crops but also a protector of water. FULL STORY »

Prepare now for post-harvest drying Play video

The nearly ideal weather that has been credited with helping produce an expected record corn crop in Indiana also is yielding concerns that some of the grain will be harvested wetter than normal and require more artificial drying for storage. FULL STORY »

Iowa hog farmers celebrate National Pork Month

October became known as Pork Month because it marked the time of year when hogs were traditionally marketed. Today, it serves as a celebration to thank pig farmers and share their stories with consumers. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: More on swine nutrition

With high soybean meal prices this past month, many nutritionists adapted diets by aggressive use of synthetic amino acids. With cheap soybean meal prices and rising synthetic prices, suddenly we may be going back to corn-soy based diets for our pigs, especially if high synthetic prices limit DDGS inclusion levels. FULL STORY »

Farrow-to-finish margins pushed higher again

Farrow-to-finish margins pushed higher last week, reaching $60.84 per head the week ending September 26, according to the Sterling Pork Profit Tracker. Last year at this time, margins were just $4.57 per head. FULL STORY »

Think safety first when pumping pits

Although it’s not a common occurrence, even a few reports of flash fires and explosions in hog barns should serve as an good reminder that safety is paramount any time that liquid manure is being agitated and pumped from a holding pit. FULL STORY »

Make strategic moves toward a culture of ethics

Help your employees make the right decisions to avoid an ethics disaster down the road. FULL STORY »

Controlling feral hogs with…gummy bears?

There may be an unlikely source in the fight against feral hogs – gummy bears. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Five minutes with the mid-terms: What does ag really want

Big ag, little ag, hobby ag, cattle business, corn business: whatever it is that you do out on the farm, it's time to make up your mind about what you really want from your local, state and federal elected officials. FULL STORY »

Corn harvest pace picks up, but…

…the current progress is still well behind average. FULL STORY »

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