Crop & Feed

Don’t lose sight of feed efficiency

All signs point to a bountiful harvest, with corn and soybean meal prices expected to fall. However, with feed costs making up about 65 percent of production costs, it still pays to reduce the cost of the diet or improve feed efficiency. FULL STORY »

Different distillers grains may change feed rations

Ethanol plants are getting more efficient at extracting fuel from corn, and that can affect the quality of distillers grains, a byproduct of ethanol production often used as an economical feed alternative for hogs and poultry. FULL STORY »

Farm bill base acre correction deadline fast approaching

In July, farm landowners received a base acre and yield commodity crop history summary letter from their Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. FULL STORY »

How much risk of frost do you have?

The last USDA crop progress report indicates 72 percent of corn in or past the dent stage with 5 percent of the corn acres mature and soybean with 26 percent leaves turning color. FULL STORY »

New study highlights need for increased innovation

Farmer and consumer survey respondents shared insights on agriculture industry issues to help feed the world in the future. FULL STORY »

Shift from corn to soybeans could continue

A survey of more than 1,300 growers indicates they plan to switch more acres from corn to soybeans in 2015. FULL STORY »

World Food Prize President to speak in Iran

Kenneth Quinn will continue Norman Borlaug’s legacy of bridging divides to improve food security worldwide by attending the Borlaug Centennial Celebration and Conference in Iran. FULL STORY »

New effort seeks to strengthen voice for science for GMOs

A new international effort led by Cornell will seek to add a stronger voice for science and depolarize the charged debate around agricultural biotechnology and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). FULL STORY »

EPA sends 2014 biofuel targets to White House

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday sent its final targets for 2014 biofuel use to the White House as the long-delayed rule enters its last round of review before public release. FULL STORY »

AB Vista adds new laboratory in Memphis

A new laboratory in Memphis, Tenn. expands the company’s enzyme assay services in North America. FULL STORY »

Soybean aphid numbers on the rise

Infestations are sporadic and unpredictable, but soybean aphids have the ability to cause significant yield loss during periods of optimal reproduction. FULL STORY »

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