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Dogs, hogs, cows: 'Animal pharm' catches Wall Street's attention

Cancer drugs for cats, pain relief for dogs, diarrhea drugs for hogs and hormones for dairy cattle: The "animal pharm" industry is increasingly drawing the interest of Wall Street investors. FULL STORY »

USDA expands access to credit for beginning and family farmers

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning and family farmers. FULL STORY »

Miner Institute Vet's Corner: COWVAL and cow management

The COWVAL module in Dairy Comp 305 is a tool that can help augment daily management decisions for individual cows by providing an objective calculation based on industry-level economics, herd performance, and individual cow performance data. FULL STORY »

‘Mini-survey’ gives peek into Florida farm compensation

Over $1.50 separates the lowest and highest starting milker wage on a small sample of Florida dairy farms, while the top wage for milkers on farm differs by over $6. FULL STORY »

Forecaster says El Niño expected to begin in 1-2 months

The El Niño weather phenomenon is expected to occur in the next 1-2 months and last into next spring in the Northern Hemisphere, though it will likely be weak. FULL STORY »

World food prices dip to four-year low in September: FAO

World food prices fell to their lowest since August 2010 in September as prices of all major food groups except meat dropped, led by a sharp decline in dairy prices, the UN's food agency said on Thursday. FULL STORY »

Dairy markets: Nearby Class III futures rally

Class III futures seemed to be looking for a reason to bounce, and the spot session saw blocks close higher by 0.5¢, which was all futures needed. FULL STORY »

DHM Numbers: Culling, replacement prices summarized

Pennsylvania dairy replacement cows sold mostly 100-200 higher compared to a week ago. FULL STORY »

13 named to National Dairy Promotion and Research Board

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack named 13 members to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB). FULL STORY »

Berman: Camouflaged activists threaten agriculture

Normally, this column space is reserved for the goings on of HSUS and other animal-liberation activists. But recently, they haven’t been having much success. FULL STORY »

Start the conversation: Let’s talk about animal agriculture

“Start the Conversation: Let’s Talk About Animal Agriculture” is the first in a new series of resources the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is launching to foster discussion on questions consumers have about food production and agriculture. FULL STORY »

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