Precision dairy technologies galore: What to do?
The growth of automation and precision tools in the dairy industry is amazing. Every day there seems to be a new option in the market or in the works. FULL STORY »
Increasing cropping frequency may boost food supply
Harvesting existing cropland more frequently could substantially increase global food production without clearing more land for agriculture, according to a new study from the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota. FULL STORY »
New analysis: Senate dairy title costs less than House version
A recent analysis by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the competing House and Senate farm bills shows that the Senate’s dairy program costs less than the House version, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) said, helping fortify the case for the Senate‘s dairy title as negotiations continue in the congressional farm bill committee. FULL STORY »
Dairy economists offer farm bill dairy safety net alternative
Of the many issues to be resolved in the House and Senate versions of the farm bill, the safety net proposals in the dairy title currently present the most significant shift in federal dairy income support policy that the U.S. has seen in the past 60 years. FULL STORY »
Ag lender survey provides glimpse at future lending conditions
Find out how agricultural lenders responded to a recent survey conducted by Kansas State University. FULL STORY »
Ag markets were mostly lower on Tuesday
Corn futures closed lower on Tuesday along with weakness in wheat and soybeans. USDA reported corn harvest progress at 95%, up from 91% a week ago and four points above the five-year average. FULL STORY »
A look at New York’s booming Greek yogurt industry
New York’s Greek yogurt industry has taken off, helping propel it to the top yogurt-producing state in the country. Can it keep hold of its reign or will other states take the lead? FULL STORY »
Dodge ‘Year of the Farmer’ comes to life in photo collection
The photographs that helped bring Paul Harvey’s “So God Made a Farmer” essay to life in the Dodge Ram Super Bowl commercial are part of a 300-page photographic essay available from the Ram Truck brand. FULL STORY »
Testing for ketosis: Can it be that easy?
We’ve often highlighted the Precision Xtra blood meter as a simple cowside tool for evaluating ketosis. But is it really that simple? We conducted an on-farm survey last year to ask that very question. FULL STORY »
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