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Grain futures lagged the other ag markets Wednesday

Continued talk of improved planting conditions depressed corn futures Wednesday. Although surging soy prices probably proved supportive of the corn market, forecasts for persistent short-term dryness have persuaded traders that Midwest plantings will accelerate during the days ahead. FULL STORY »

Grass tetany, causes and prevention

Grass growth is starting and one potential problem that can be encountered early in the grazing season by livestock is grass tetany, sometimes called grass staggers. Grass tetany is caused by a low blood magnesium level in the affected animal. FULL STORY »

Nontoxic fescue varieties ready; produce more beef on fewer acres

Cattle producers facing fewer grazing acres for herd expansion can boost beef production with better grass. FULL STORY »

Water Supply Forecast: Record snow in Northwest, dry Southwest

March storms increased snowpack in the northern half of the West but didn’t provide much relief for the dry southern half, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Water and Climate Center (NWCC) in its April 2014 water supply forecast. FULL STORY »

Beef Checkoff Presents the Power of Umami

The beef checkoff, through its Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI), made a positive impact on the nearly 500 culinary students, chef instructors and restaurant operators at the 2014 Northeast American Culinary Federation (ACF) Conference in Providence, R.I. April 11-14. FULL STORY »

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