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Pork packer margins are back in the black

Farrow-to-finish margins were slightly up by $1 per head last week, hitting $111.27 the week ending July 18, according to the Sterling Pork Profit Tracker. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: A new economic climate versus last year

Last week, I was at a production site working with production supervisors for a production system. While they spend every working day in production facilities directing the care of pigs and making individual pig marketing decisions, the supervisors really had not thought about the impact of today’s market prices on their contract producers. FULL STORY »

New energy-rich yogurt for baby pigs

Brookside Agra now offers an energy-rich yogurt product for suckling/weanling piglets. FULL STORY »

Alumbaugh: Everyone is responsible

It’s a tragedy, really. We produce the safest, most abundant food supply in the world, but the Economic Research Service (ERS) estimates that in 2010, 31 percent of food available for consumption at the retail and consumer levels in the United States went uneaten. FULL STORY »

Drones draw interest to crop scouting and other new farm uses

Remote sensors can play a big part of farming in the future. Those sensors can be on a 10-foot pole or a satellite 250 miles out in space. FULL STORY »

Lighter Side: Lions, tigers and bears ‘designing’ jeans for charity

These shredded jeans take “distressed” to the next level. FULL STORY »

Sixth round of TTIP negotiations conclude

The sixth round of negotiations between the United States and the European Union on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) took place July 14-18 in Brussels, Belgium. FULL STORY »

Discovering U.S. agriculture products abroad

U.S. agricultural exports are a bright spot in our economy – the past five years represent the strongest in history for agricultural trade. FULL STORY »

EPA in hot water over proposed CWA rule

Despite a recent public relations campaign through Missouri farm country to attempt to calm the waters about the proposed changes to the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act, the EPA continues to take heat from farmers and ranchers, and lawmakers. FULL STORY »

Purdue agronomist: “Cautiously optimistic” about corn crop

Indiana's corn is showing potential to produce a bumper crop for the second consecutive year, but much of it could "suffer quickly" if growing conditions turn unfavorable, Purdue Extension corn specialist Bob Nielsen says. FULL STORY »

Plan your future

Succession planning is really multi-generational business continuity planning. The American Soybean Association is holding several regional workshops to help you develop a succession plan FULL STORY »

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