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 »

Vermont MPP-Dairy meetings begin today

The meetings are sponsored by University of Vermont Extension, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Vermont dairy cooperatives. FULL STORY »

Vandenheuvel: Calif. herd inspections; fees rising and over-used

The fee is currently $1.05 per head for the inspection, but will be increased to $1.25 per head starting Nov. 1. Inspections are now taking place even for inter-generational transfers of dairies. FULL STORY »

AFBF comments on USDA's harvest projections

The Agriculture Department’s much-anticipated October report on agricultural supply and demand for the 2014-2015 marketing year delivered few surprises today, the American Farm Bureau Federation said. FULL STORY »

Dairy markets: Last week in review

Nearby Class III futures consolidated recent trading gains Friday with a mixed trade. Q1 2015 saw modest pressure, while the more deferred contracts continued their unrelenting rout to the downside. FULL STORY »

World Farmers’ Organisation president resigns

During the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) Board meeting in Viterbo, Italy, Peter Kendall tendered his resignation as President. FULL STORY »

Crop markets are starting the week on a generally firm note

Corn futures bounced slightly from their Friday decline Sunday night. Although last Friday’s WASDE report wasn’t seen as especially bearish, futures turned sharply lower before the close. FULL STORY »

What gives cooked meat color?: Part 2

Have you ever eaten a hamburger that is brown in color and actually undercooked? What about one that is still pinkish in color and safe to eat? FULL STORY »

U.S. corn, soybean and hay crops seen slightly larger

USDA released its latest Crop Production report on Oct. 10, raising projected corn, soybean and dry hay harvests for 2014. FULL STORY »

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