Crop & Feed

Surprising Hogs & Pigs Report

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued its Quarterly Hogs & Pigs Report last Friday and there were a few surprises, including higher-than-expected pig numbers. FULL STORY »

Planning for 2014 crops

The front of your mind is likely looking out the cab of the combine and you are focused on harvesting corn or soybeans. However, in the back of your mind you are wondering about 2014 and what is in store? FULL STORY »

BASF launches mobile crop protection website

A new BASF mobile platform provides access to all crop protection product information for tablets and smartphones. FULL STORY »

Potential exists for corn ear molds this year

Weather extremes can create mold problems. Growers are encouraged to harvest infected fields early, plus closely monitor drying and storing. FULL STORY »

Potential for corn ear molds due to weather extremes

A growing season characterized by weather extremes, leading to crop stress during flowering and delayed maturity, has created favorable conditions for classic corn ear molds. FULL STORY »

Fall checklist for improving soybean yields

Michigan State University offers multiple management practices that have been proven to maximize soybean yields and profitability. Some of these practices include reducing soil compaction during harvest and fall tillage operations, soil sample for nutrient and pH analysis as well as soybean cyst nematodes, and select high-yielding, well-adapted varieties. FULL STORY »

Wild weather will mean lower corn and soybean yields

Most of 2013 has been much wetter and cooler than 2012, but heading into fall Missouri is experiencing heat and dryness that, coupled with earlier weather, could hurt corn and soybean yields. FULL STORY »

Intercrop soybeans a financial boost over double-crop soybeans

Planting soybeans into standing wheat can not only result in higher soybean yields but offer a significant financial boost to growers compared to planting a traditional double crop of soybeans, according to research from Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. FULL STORY »

Fat digestibility in pigs study looks at oils in soybeans, corn

Pork producers need accurate information on the energy value of fat in feed ingredients to ensure that diets are formulated economically and in a way that maximizes pork fat quality. FULL STORY »

FDA changes compliance policy for salmonella in feeds

The FDA this week released a new Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) regarding Salmonella contamination in food for animals, creating a zero-tolerance standard for pet foods and a less-stringent risk-based standard for livestock feeds. FULL STORY »

New system gives insight into animals' feeding habits

A new system that monitors livestock feeding behavior has been developed by USDA scientists. FULL STORY »

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