Monsanto opens search for 2014 "Farm Mom of the Year"
She works every aspect of the farm, keeps everyone on task, and even advocates for the industry she loves. FULL STORY »
California governor signs $687 million drought relief legislation
California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a $687 million drought-relief package to deal with a water shortage he has called the worst in the state's modern history. FULL STORY »
Russian/Ukraine situation is boosting crop markets
Russia’s invasion of Crimea sent grains and soy higher to start the week. Russia invaded the Crimean region of Ukraine over the weekend and seems to have the whole country in its sights. FULL STORY »
Is it time to reconsider blanket dry cow treatment programs?
What are the reasons to reconsider a long-standing recommendation that has helped us achieve better udder health? FULL STORY »
Conventional agriculture winning some, losing some in culture war
The intellectual war over modern agriculture has been won by the "cultural elite," but agriculture's continued commercial and technological success still bode well for its future, a political scientist said. FULL STORY »
Increase likelihood of success without blanket dry cow treatment
Which herds are candidates to consider a dry cow strategy that does not involve blanket antimicrobial treatment? This final article of a three-part series presents herd characteristics for success. FULL STORY »
Utility rebates complement farm bill energy conservation funding
The new Farm Bill increases funding for energy conservation practice implementation. Complementary funding can be obtained through utility rebates and technical assistance programs. FULL STORY »
Preventing roof collapses from snow on agricultural buildings
The recent snowstorm left large amounts of snow and ice on agricultural building roofs. The extended cold temperatures prevent snow and ice from sliding off, which increases the total weight that trusses and rafters must support. FULL STORY »
Dairy markets: Cash butter jumps 10¢
Class III futures ended Friday’s trading session mostly lower. The Q2 2014 futures pack average settled down 13¢, to $20.29/cwt., with a week-over-week gain of 8¢. FULL STORY »
- “Ag-gag” laws in the news
- Conventional agriculture winning some, losing some in culture war
- Can genomics, OPU and IVF take the industry to the 'next level?'
- Monsanto opens search for 2014 "Farm Mom of the Year"
- School breakfasts celebrated from coast to coast
- California February 4a/4b prices new record highs