Risk of combine fires high in Nebraska; Take precautionary measures

Dry field conditions, high temperatures, and wind gusts of 30-40 mph are leading to an increased threat of field fires across most of the state FULL STORY »

GHG reporting due Sept. 30

Pork production operations that emit more than 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent gases annually need to file a report with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by Sept. 30. FULL STORY »

NAEMS actions move forward

The National Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAEMS) study began in 2007, but the momentum toward a conclusion is picking up steam. FULL STORY »

Spotlight: Training preps grain bin rescuers

Bill Harp travels around the country helping emergency personnel to be prepared to rescue those who become trapped in confined spaces. Members of Harp's group, the Safety and Technical Rescue Association train a variety of groups and have participated in rescues around the world. FULL STORY »

Hog thefts break out in Midwest

A rash of hog thefts have broken out in Minnesota and northern Iowa, authorities report. So far, there’s no indication whether the thefts are related. FULL STORY »

OARDC to unveil unique ag safety facility Sept. 16 in Wooster

Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will unveil Sept. 16 a unique, highly secure bio-containment building aimed at enhancing its nationally and internationally recognized research programs on infectious diseases of plants and animals -- and further safeguarding Ohio's $90-plus billion agricultural industry. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Are your furnaces ready for fall conditions?

Last week I was involved in a ventilation workshop at Adams, MN, located just east of Austin. Crops in the region were hit to a varying degree by the early morning freeze/frost, the impact of which remains to be sorted out in the market place. FULL STORY »

Will on-farm grain storage pay in 2011?

The old saying regarding on-farm grain storage goes something like this: "bins pay dividends." This year, however, may be the one year in many that bucks conventional wisdom, according to one Ohio State University Extension agricultural economist. FULL STORY »

Webcast offers air-emissions answers, Sept. 16

It’s been four years, but the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study (or NAEMS) has findings to report to the U.S. animal agriculture sector. The effort began in 2007 as a result of a consent agreement between certain animal commodity groups and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. FULL STORY »

U.S. officials warn little time is left to prepare for Irene

Federal officials Friday warned that the East Coast has little time left to prepare for Hurricane Irene, as they storm's first effects were set to hit the Carolinas within hours. FULL STORY »

PRRS tool assists with biosecurity

The Production Animal Disease Risk Assessment program is a risk assessment tool that helps producers improve the health status of their swine herds. FULL STORY »

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