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Farm safety first: Take steps now to prevent accidents later Play video

A few simple precautions and a little bit of common sense can go a long way toward helping prevent farm-related accidents and injuries, especially at harvest time, two Purdue University agricultural educators say. FULL STORY »

How many acres of corn are needed in 2015?

Providing direction for planted acreage requires anticipating the level of old crop inventories available for the upcoming marketing year, the magnitude of consumption during the upcoming marketing year, the likely average yield, and the desired level of year-ending stocks. For corn, these factors all currently suggest that fewer acres of corn will likely be needed in the U.S. in 2015. FULL STORY »

Dairy markets: Butter market tumbles

Class III futures prices saw the largest movement lower in November-December 2014, seemingly impacted by what was going on in butter and Class IV yesterday. FULL STORY »

Update on corn Shredlage® for dairy cows

Interest in Shredlage® continues to grow. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently completed a second controlled feeding experiment at the UW-Madison’s Arlington dairy research farm. This Q & A provides an update on corn Shredlage based on the experiment results. FULL STORY »

Chobani's search for non-GMO fed herds could require 225,000 cows

Chobani announced on its blog last week that it was partnering with Green America in opening an organic yogurt line in 2015 and exploring GMO-free conventional yogurt. FULL STORY »

Monday's CME Dairy Market Recap

Producer margins took a hit Monday as front-month contracts in both Class III and Class IV milk sold off sharply, while the grain complex rallied. FULL STORY »

Ag markets posted an impressive showing Monday

Crop futures rallied strongly Monday. The corn and bean markets ended last week badly, but they staged an impressive comeback today. FULL STORY »

Paul Moss: Tennessee dairyman on the move

Paul Moss is a fifth generation family farmer. Like many of the people who serve on the Cattlemen's Beef Board, farming is a long-held family tradition but, in his case, it was moveable. FULL STORY »

The color of meat depends on myoglobin: Part 1

Color is used by consumers to determine if meat is fresh and safe to eat. It is the single most important driving factor in a consumer’s decision to purchase meat. FULL STORY »

Six rules aid auto/tractor safety

With the boundaries of rural and urban America blending more and more every day, it is important for all motorists to be aware and cautious of farm equipment on the roads. According to the National Safety Council, approximately one-third of fatal tractor accidents occur on public roads. FULL STORY »

Ag markets posted an across the board advance Monday morning

Crop futures are rebounding from last week’s lows. The grain markets fluctuated significantly last week, but they’re unanimously higher this morning. FULL STORY »

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