Commentary: Producers, meet your ‘General Grievous’
The imaginary character from "Star Wars" is all too real in animal agriculture. FULL STORY »
Work happiness factors ranked in new survey
Though employers may believe more money will make their employees happy, new survey findings released by national staffing company Spherion revealed other factors also play a role in making workers happy at their jobs, and workers will make monetary and other career-related sacrifices to achieve job happiness. FULL STORY »
Will high yields rescue 2014 crop returns?
To have positive returns, yields must be exceptionally high. In this year, those farmers forward contracting a substantial portion of 2014 production likely will have higher returns than farmers who did not contract. FULL STORY »
New BIVI vaccine doubles up against Salmonella in pigs
Veterinarians and producers now can protect pigs against two of the most virulent types of Salmonella with a single, convenient oral dose administered by the drinking water or oral drench. FULL STORY »
Water ‘thermostat’ could help engineer drought-resistant crops
Duke University researchers have identified a gene that could help scientists engineer drought-resistant crops. FULL STORY »
DOJ adds divestiture requirement Tyson’s Hillshire purchase
Tyson plans to acquire Hillshire Brands Company, but the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and three state attorneys general are saying “not so fast.” FULL STORY »
Missouri’s ‘Right to Farm’ heads to recount
Missouri voters barely passed the state’s Right to Farm amendment earlier this month, and now the votes will be recounted at the request of the measure’s opposition. FULL STORY »
Baise: Iowa drainage district pushes EPA to 'ditch the rule'
Most farmers simply do not believe the Environmental Protection Agency is telling the truth on its new "Waters of the U.S." definition. FULL STORY »