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Commentary: What’s in a label?

The marketing mavens at the supermarket chain Giant apparently believed that less is more when it comes to providing quality grades on its fresh beef products. Too bad USDA disagreed. FULL STORY »

'The Science of Soil Health' videos feature OSU Extension experts

Soil researchers across the Midwest, including agronomists and scientists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, want to help growers unlock the secrets of soil health to improve yields, lower input costs and increase farm income. FULL STORY »

Calculators predict forage and hay reserves

Have you ever wanted to predict the future? If you are a cattleman, accurately prognosticating this future is valuable and may end restless nights wondering if the cows will have enough to eat this winter. FULL STORY »

McDonald’s and Whole Foods focus on consumer expectations

In our previous column, we discussed changing consumer expectations and the announcement by Walmart that they were implementing a four-legged program to enhance the sustainability of the food that they sell as well as efforts by McDonald’s to address the issue of antibiotic use in food animals. 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 »

Which worms are there?

From the October issue of Drovers/CattleNetwork: Identification of internal parasites can lead to more-targeted control programs while protecting drug efficacy. FULL STORY »

New book delves into ‘Depolarizing Food and Agriculture’

Conventional versus organic? Local production or global food sourcing? For one reason or another, those involved in growing and raising our food are often at odds with one another. FULL STORY »

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 »

In the Cattle Markets: Feedlot placements follow record prices

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA, NASS) released their monthly Cattle on Feed report Friday afternoon (Oct 24). FULL STORY »

Animal Welfare Institute disputes NCBA’s welfare standards

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) announced this that it has sent a written appeal to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), criticizing and requesting revision of the trade association’s guidelines for the care and handling of cattle raised for beef in the United States. FULL STORY »

Peterson Farm Bros.: 'Will you talk farming to me?' Play video

There’s something for everyone in the Peterson Farm Bros. latest parody, which combines popular songs from 2013 and 2014. FULL STORY »

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