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April weather outlook: No major changes in patterns

Indiana farmers getting ready for spring planting can get a good idea of what they most likely will have to work with in April just by looking across their fields now. FULL STORY »

U.S. court rejects challenge to meat label rule

A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a food industry challenge to a federal regulation that specifies labeling requirements for certain meat products. FULL STORY »

New probiotic improves pig health, reduces manure output

A new probiotic for pigs could mean less manure to manage, according to USDA studies. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists conducted the first published investigation of the use of bacteria as a probiotic to increase fiber fermentation rates and reduce manure output in pigs that consume high-fiber diets. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Five minutes with antibiotics (and my pet pig)

For now, let’s focus on the use of antibiotics with all creatures, great and small. We will examine pigs as well as people, cows, goats, chickens and cats. FULL STORY »

Will there be a surprise in Monday's Grain Stocks report?

The market is quite uncertain about the amount of grain stocks on hand, and in the past it has proven to be a significant market mover, whether bearish or bullish. We’ll explore the Quarterly Grain Stocks report, set for March 31 release. FULL STORY »

Minnesota farm incomes drop dramatically in 2013

As corn prices declined in the fall of 2013, so did farm incomes for a majority of Minnesota farms, according to a joint analysis conducted by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) and University of Minnesota Extension. FULL STORY »

Integrity in business

Integrity should be a cornerstone value for your business as well as your life. Check yourself to make sure you are a person of integrity and then communicate that value to your employees. FULL STORY »

EPA, Corps propose expanded Clean Water Act authority

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers applied a narrow Supreme Court opinion from 2006 to propose a rule Tuesday that would expand federal jurisdiction over streams, wetlands and other waters. FULL STORY »

Establish a plan with your vet before PEDV strikes

Pork producers need to establish a veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) with their veterinarian before porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) strikes, says University of Missouri Extension swine specialist Tim Safranski. FULL STORY »

Connecticut stands up for family hog farmers’ rights

This week, the National Pork Producers Council thanked the Senate Environment Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly for standing with local Connecticut farmers by defeating a measure banning the use of gestation stalls, a safe and humane form of housing pregnant sows. FULL STORY »

Digital Food IQ Quiz launched in support of National Ag Day

In honor of National Ag Day, MorganMyers launched a digital Food IQ Quiz designed to raise awareness of some interesting information surrounding food and the agriculture industry. FULL STORY »

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