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USMEF Audio Report: Key issues discussed at World Meat Congress

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Philip Seng, who has just returned from the World Meat Congress in Beijing, offers his thoughts on some of the key issues discussed at the event. FULL STORY »

Corn crop the best in 11 years

Seventy-five percent of the nation’s corn crop is in good or better condition, marking the best corn conditions reported in the USDA’s Crop Progress report since 2003. FULL STORY »

Jump starting those late calving cows

Breeding season will be soon underway for the mid April and May calving cow herds. However, we all have some late calving cows that are less than 40 to 60 days postpartum. The question is how can we “jump start” some of those late calving cows to start cycling and move them up in the calving season? FULL STORY »

USDA continues Farm Bill implementation with provisions

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced continued progress in implementing provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill that provide new risk management options for farmers and ranchers. FULL STORY »

Summer pneumonia in the beef herd

Over the past several years, respiratory disease in pre-weaned calves on pasture has been increasingly identified in beef herds. These outbreaks tend to be unpredictable, occurring in well-managed herds as well as in not-so-well-managed herds. As such, they are frustrating for cattle producers and veterinarians alike. FULL STORY »

Wheat straw value has increased to cover nutrient removal value

As wheat harvest continues, the question always comes up regarding the value of wheat straw sold out of the field. From a pure fertilizer standpoint, wheat straw contains very little in terms of phosphorus (P2O5), but moderate amounts of nitrogen (N) and potassium (K2O). FULL STORY »

Tips for hay-baling safety, efficiency

As growers statewide finish their first cutting of hay crops, now is a good time to do preventative maintenance tasks that can boost farm profits and protect farm workers, says a safety research associate and lecturer from Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. FULL STORY »

From the BIF conference: Funston on heifer development Play video

Part 1: University of Nebraska animal scientist Rick Funston, PhD, discusses systems for developing beef heifers with low inputs and lower costs while maintaining long-term fertility. FULL STORY »

Native warm-season grasses to offset the ‘summer slump’

Native warm-season grasses, such as switchgrass, eastern gamagrass, little or big bluestem, and indiangrass can be the answer to fill production gaps caused by summer dormancy of cool-season grasses. FULL STORY »

Sjostrom: Fat won’t make you fat – Part 2

Butter is back, whole milk sales are up, and lard dinners are a new fad in New York City. We’ve been part of one of the worst-tasting experiments of all time. FULL STORY »

Chicago Council strategizes response to climate and food security

After examining the impact of human-induced climate change on agriculture—along with an overview of climate science—and the reasons that agriculture needs to take immediate steps to adapt to climate change, the publication, “Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate”, produced by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs outlines a series of strategies that they believe will both mitigate the impact of climate change and advance global food security. FULL STORY »

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