Drought wars: Calif. drought vs. Dust Bowl
More than 80 percent of California is stuck in extreme or worse drought, thanks to a weather pattern reminiscent of one of North America’s worst droughts. FULL STORY »
Thursday's export data had mixed crop market implications
Thursday’s corn export data was rather disappointing. Corn futures rose slightly despite the early soy setback from Wednesday’s late highs. FULL STORY »
Corn grain moisture discount: Why and how much?
Corn marketed at the standard moisture content of 15.5% and 56 lbs per bushel typically contains 47.3 lbs of dry matter and 8.7 lbs of water. FULL STORY »
Canadian cattle producers to benefit from agreement with U.S.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today that Canadian producers will now have better access to top quality bovine genetics following a new agreement with the United States. FULL STORY »
Certified Hereford Beef volume surpasses 50 million lb. sold
Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC experienced a record year of growth during fiscal year 2014 with 50.2 million lb. of product sold — a 2% increase compared to the previous year’s total. FULL STORY »
Commentary: Jolley: Has the king of meats forfeited its crown?
On October 23, the American Farm Bureau's Newsline ran a story that suggests a slight but significant change in American meat consumption is about to take place. FULL STORY »
Case Study: Close gaps in your vaccination program
Gaps in vaccination programs occur for many reasons, from forgetting to vaccinate a group, to using the right vaccine the wrong way, to overlooking the critical step of revaccination. FULL STORY »
Commentary: The Big Fat Surprise: Part IV
The most common argument used to attack the benefits of a diet that includes animal proteins is the notion that ‘the evidence shows vegetarianism is better.’ Here’s why that’s all wrong. FULL STORY »
Fall tillers not free forage
Cool-season perennial grasses produce vegetative tillers each growing season during mid-August to mid-October, says Lee Manske, North Dakota State University Dickinson Research Extension Center research professor. FULL STORY »
Corn prices expected higher, could pressure fed cattle bids
Recent lower prices in corn could translate into fewer planted acres in 2015, potentially putting pressure on bids for beef cattle next year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. FULL STORY »
Harvest delays increase odds of yield loss for corn growers
The wet fields that have delayed growers from harvesting also increases the risk for yield loss from wildlife damage and weak plant integrity due to unfavorable weather conditions. FULL STORY »