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Fall-applied herbicides: Which weed species should be the target?

Herbicides applied in the fall often can provide improved control of many winter annual weed species compared with similar applications made in the spring, according to a University of Illinois weed scientist. FULL STORY »

Hogs were the exception to the bullish rule Thursday

Export data boosted corn futures Thursday. The weekly USDA Export Sales report stated last week’s corn commitments just over 1.0 million tonnes, which happened to be the upper end of pre-report forecasts. FULL STORY »

Weed specialist: Apply fall herbicide treatments before December

Now is a good time for growers to apply herbicide treatments to their fields to control weeds and help ensure a good start for spring planting. FULL STORY »

Replacing hay with corn-based feeds in winter cow diets

The drop in corn prices in recent months represents a tremendous change in the feed cost environment for cattle producers. FULL STORY »

Beef production down slightly from last year

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.96 billion pounds in September, up 1 percent from the 3.94 billion pounds produced in September 2013. FULL STORY »

Protect livestock from sweet clover disease

Improperly curing hay made from certain sweet clover varieties such as white and yellow sweet clover can cause severe and often fatal hemorrhages in livestock such as cattle, sheep and goats. FULL STORY »

Survey shows big data use increasing

A survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows more farmers are reaping the benefits of the latest agricultural technologies, but most remain wary of risks involved with big data collection. FULL STORY »

Export data, equity gains boost crop futures Thursday morning

The weekly USDA Export Sales report stated last week’s corn commitments just over 1.0 million tonnes, which happened to be the upper end of pre-report forecasts. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Yogurt redux: Readers react

It’s understandable that when a columnist (me) takes a dairy food marketer to task, dairy industry supporters will take issue — and some of their criticisms are right on the money. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Five Minutes with Vani Hari and why does she matter?

Yesterday, I received a note from a good friend expressing her annoyance with a fear-monger named Vani Hari, a woman who self-describes as the "Food Babe." She prefers the name Food Babe but she branches out into other fields too, all without a factual compass. FULL STORY »

One week remains for free BQA certification!

Chase DeCoite, manager of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA), funded in part by the beef checkoff, says producers have just one week left to register for their free BQA certification. FULL STORY »

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