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Market recap: Light futures trading, heavy spot markets

Class III futures started off very flat on Thursday, but after a bullish day in the spot cheese market the front months moved higher from their previous settlements. FULL STORY »

Mapping the Size of Dairy Safety Net Programs: MILC vs MPP

A review of MILC participation over the 2009 to 2013 fiscal years revealed that over 47 thousand dairy operations participated in and received a payment from the MILC program. FULL STORY »

USDA proposes stricter meat grinding recordkeeping requirements

USDA FSIS is proposing to require all makers of raw ground beef products to keep records to further protect consumers by enhancing the ability to trace ground beef products. FULL STORY »

Commentary: When veggie meets carnivore

No matter your taste in steaks, chops or burgers, if a single person at a party you’re hosting claims to be vegetarian, they must be provided a separate menu. Just don’t expect reciprocity. FULL STORY »

Scientists complete chromosome-based draft of the wheat genome

Several Kansas State University researchers were essential in helping scientists assemble a draft of a genetic blueprint of bread wheat, also known as common wheat. The food plant is grown on more than 531 million acres around the world and produces nearly 700 million tons of food each year. FULL STORY »

Agropur purchases Northumberland assets

Agropur Cooperative and Northumberland Dairy Cooperative are pleased to announce they have reached an agreement for the acquisition of Northumberland Dairy Cooperative’s dairy and food distribution assets by Agropur. FULL STORY »

Video: "Show kids got their white pants on" Play video

Ohio Ag Net put together a parody video celebrating the dairy show. Enjoy! FULL STORY »

All hay harvested area projected down in 2014

The June Acreage report indicates producers’ intentions to harvest slightly less hay in 2014 relative to the previous year as well as slightly less hay than reported in the March Prospective Plantings report. FULL STORY »

U.S. feed grain production edges lower

U.S. feed grain production for 2014/15 is marginally lower this month and reflects reductions in production for corn and barley, which are only partially offset by smaller gains in sorghum and oats production. Total U.S. feed grain production is projected at 367.7 million tons, down 758,000 tons from a month ago and down 1.6 million tons from the 2013/14 estimate. FULL STORY »

U.S. education provides stepping stone for international students

Silvano Ocheya is a long way from home. But it won’t be long before he returns to Kenya or another developing countryin need of the new skills he’s learned in the U.S. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Cargill does good, KAW coughs up a hairball

Food Safety News reported Cargill will begin phasing out antibiotics “based on consumer research and feedback.” FULL STORY »

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