Be ready for late summer heat

Just when you thought summer was nearly over, a late-season heatwave is building in much of the country. That means it's time for pork producers, pig handlers and livestock haulers to take extra precautions to ensure the best possible care and well-being for the pigs and everyone involved. FULL STORY »

Drones on the farm: What are the laws?

Before launching a drone over your crops to gauge field conditions, be aware that doing so could result in a hefty fine from the FAA. FULL STORY »

Corn increases farmland value in four states

Increased prices in corn have caused the value of farmland in the northern plain states — Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota — to rise 16% last year, according to the Land Values report published by the National Agriculture Statistic Service earlier this month. FULL STORY »

Olthoff: I’ll take my supper with a side of the truth, hold the BS

I know many people think that conventional farmers are anti-organic. And some probably are. But truly, I support organic agriculture. What I don’t support is the misleading advertising that goes with it. FULL STORY »

Iowa State Fair: Hog garners $50,000 at Sale of Champions

"I had absolutely no idea that would happen," said 17-year-old Alexis Delaney of the high price her prized hog fetched. FULL STORY »

Washington, D.C., BBQ Battle right on “Q”

It was a barbecue bash like no other when Iowa pork producers fired up their grills and served more than 10,000 pork samples this summer during the Safeway 2014 Barbecue Battle, which is the largest food festival in Washington, D.C. FULL STORY »

Measuring manure depth in the PEDv era

The Porcine Endemic Diarrhea virus stays viable in stored manure for extended periods of time. In barns that have experienced a PEDv outbreak producers should avoid bringing stored manure back up to surface where it could infect PEDv susceptible pigs. FULL STORY »

Photo of the Day: One cozy momma

One piglet quickly discovered that “Mom makes a great pillow.” FULL STORY »

Technological advances in 3D printing

New innovations may contribute to healthier and more natural diets. FULL STORY »

California’s drought worst since at least 1895

More than 80 percent of California is withering under extreme or worse drought, unchanged from last Drought Monitor report and nearly triple the percentage reported on Jan. 1. FULL STORY »

New app puts your entire herd in the palm of your hand

Swine producers have a new choice for herd management, right in the palm of their hand, thanks to a new iPhone app called GESDATE. FULL STORY »

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