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Searching for 40 Under 40 Award nominations

Vance Agribusiness Group is looking for those persons to present the agricultural industry’s second annual 40 Under 40 Award to recognize individuals making a significant contribution to America’s agricultural production and food systems. FULL STORY »

Livestock producers eligible for USDA 2012 drought-loss aid Play video

Farmers who lost forages or livestock in the drought of 2012 should prepare to document those losses. The 2014 farm bill includes livestock disaster aid going back to 2011. FULL STORY »

Grazing winter small grains

Grazing winter small grains can be an easy and profitable way to start grazing early in the season, but requires proper management of the crop and livestock for success. FULL STORY »

Keys to establishing summer forages

The window of opportunity to plant summer annual forages is at hand while it is closing for most perennial warm-season forages. It is recommended that perennials be planted by mid-May. However, there may still be time to establish perennial forages if moisture is good and the forecast remains promising for the next 30 to 60 days. FULL STORY »

Economic calculations determine acceptable cow price

Since recent droughts have caused a lack of available forage in many areas, the incentive to retain heifers and purchase cows has been very low. This situation is coupled with the high value of heifer calves after weaning, preconditioning or the stocker phase. FULL STORY »

Cattle sorting skills facilitate management Play video

Sorting cattle is one of the real arts of animal husbandry. Sorting can be done for many reasons and by many methods. FULL STORY »

Phage 'cocktail' wipes out 99 percent of E. coli in meat, spinach Play video

Treating food products with select bacteriophages - viruses that target and kill bacteria - could significantly reduce concentrations of E. coli, a Purdue University study shows. FULL STORY »

Variety selection in forage planning

Although the calendar says spring has arrived, the hot topic of discussion by most farmers will probably get to the weather forecast faster than you can say, “A long, hard winter.” FULL STORY »

Second round of beef feedlot roundtables now available

Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and supporting industry personnel attended presentations for the latest in feedlot health, nutrition, environment and economics. FULL STORY »

Make reproductive health top priority this spring

The spring calf crop is a natural focus for beef producers this time of year, but the most important thing a producer can do to maintain productivity and help improve profitability potential is to keep reproductive health of the cow herd top of mind. FULL STORY »

Delayed 2012 drought-loss aid on the way Play video

Farmers who lost forages or livestock in the drought of 2012 should prepare to document those losses. The 2014 farm bill includes livestock disaster aid going back to 2011. FULL STORY »

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