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Vance Agribusiness names 2014 40 Under 40 honorees

Vance Publishing Corporation’s Agribusiness Group today reveals the honorees for its second annual 40 Under 40 Award program, which recognizes people making a significant contribution to America’s food system. FULL STORY »

As feedlot margins improve, packers fall closer to the red

For the third consecutive week, feedlot margins pushed higher, according to the latest data from the Sterling Profit Tracker. FULL STORY »

Water dowsers gain popularity in California amid drought

With more than 81% of California’s population in extreme drought conditions, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center, water dowsers, or water witches, are becoming more popular, including with California’s farmers and ranchers, Mary Catherine O’Connor for The Guardian reported. FULL STORY »

Updated: More than 30 cattle killed in semi accident

A semi-truck in Boise, Idaho, was hauling 120 cattle when it flipped just east of Boise. FULL STORY »

Drones could benefit agriculture industry

Steve Morris began building unmanned aerial systems in the late 1990s with the thought that they would be useful to farmers. FULL STORY »

Commentary: The ultimate squelch on GMO labeling

Early polling in a couple of states suggests that ballot measures might be viewed more favorably by voters this fall. But the opposition approach ought to take a different approach. FULL STORY »

Monday Market Sentiment: Choice primal rib continues momentum

The 5-area cash trade remained constant from last week, dropping 1 cent from $161.05 in the previous week to $161.04 last week. FULL STORY »

FDA vetted seven percent of animal antibiotics for superbug risk

Scientists fear the widespread use of antibiotics on the farm may be a factor in the rise of "superbugs" – bacteria that grow resistant to drugs, infect humans and defy conventional medicines. FULL STORY »

Why is 45 day weaning important to feeder calf health?

Most of the “Value-Added” calf sales require that the calves are weaned at least 45 days prior to sale date. Some cow calf producers may wonder why the post-weaning period needs to be so lengthy. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures were narrowly mixed on Monday

Feeder cattle futures were narrowly mixed on Monday, with the front months modestly lower and 2015 contracts modestly higher. FULL STORY »

Corn in great shape as harvest takes off

Four percent of the nation’s corn has been harvested, on-par with 2013’s pace but already behind the five-year average. FULL STORY »

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