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Livestock methane emissions in the United States

A 2013 study suggested that US EPA estimates of methane production underestimated true emissions. Penn State scientists collaborated with other experts to examine that claim. Using a method of calculating emissions based on feed consumption, these researchers concluded that the EPA estimates are accurate. FULL STORY »

USDA seeks NDB nominees; names processor appointees

USDA is asking dairy producer and importer organizations to nominate candidates to serve on the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. FULL STORY »

DHM Markets/Marketers: CME, CWT, LGM-Dairy

Tuesday's post includes daily CME dairy product prices, the weekly CWT export assistance bids, a look ahead to next week’s CDE LGM-Dairy conference call, and more. FULL STORY »

USDA outlook: Production responds slowly to prices and costs

USDA’s Livestock, Dairy & Poultry Outlook report mirrored last week’s World Ag Supply & Demand Estimates report. FULL STORY »

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Ninety-seven percent of dairy farms are family-owned and operated, often by multiple generations of family. FULL STORY »

First metritis vaccine protects dairy cows

Dr. Rodrigo Bicalho, assistant professor of dairy production medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine, created three vaccines in his lab that lower metritis incidence and symptoms in cows, showing promise for alternatives to antibiotics in addressing the disease. FULL STORY »

Penn State launches online agribusiness degree

Adults working in these sectors who have some college but not a four-year degree, and who need a degree for career advancement, now have a convenient option. FULL STORY »

Ukraine-Russia situation apparently boosted wheat futures again

Dry forecasts reportedly weighed on corn futures Tuesday morning. Although the latest forecasts point to cool mid-April temperatures, they also imply a stretch of dryness. FULL STORY »

U.S. liquid fuel production slows down

Weather conditions in the Lower 48 states during December 2013 and January 2014 caused operational issues in key producing regions. While a temporary slowdown in well completion activity resulted in flat crude oil production during those months, much of the production slowdown is expected to be made up by accelerated completion activity over the next few months. FULL STORY »

EIA expects global oil consumption to grow in 2014

EIA estimates that global consumption grew by 1.2 million bbl/d in 2013, averaging 90.4 million bbl/d for the year. EIA expects global consumption to grow 1.2 million bbl/d in 2014 and 1.4 million bbl/d in 2015. FULL STORY »

Global oil prices remain uncertain

Brent crude oil spot prices in March averaged $107/bbl. This was the ninth consecutive month Brent crude oil spot prices averaged between $107/bbl and $112/bbl. The Brent crude oil price is projected to average $105/bbl and $101/bbl in 2014 and 2015, respectively. FULL STORY »

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