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FSA data gave the soy & grain markets an early boost

The FSA acreage data boosted crop futures overnight. The Farm Service Agency released its updated numbers concerning acreage enrolled in U.S. crop insurance programs Monday night. FULL STORY »

Starch and moisture influences on CSPS

The trend of feeding greater levels of corn silage to dairy cows and an influx of new processor designs has heightened dairy industry interest in determining optimal kernel processing. While it's certainly not the sole factor that determines optimal dietary digestibility and utilization by the cow, kernel processing is an important consideration. FULL STORY »

Top 10 corn silage harvest moisture and management factors

With corn silage harvesting well underway, Karla Hernandez, SDSU Extension Forages Field Specialist shares some tips to help to get the best out of this crop. FULL STORY »

Calves with Sam: Should I switch to 3X milk feeding?

My client asked this question having read a online posting. We talked about their current preweaned management. Colostrum is collected in the calving pen from dams as soon as they are up and steady on their feet. The dairy feeds 4 quarts of quality-tested colostrum in the first hour of life - 100% compliance. All calves are blood tested; a test value below 5.5 is unusual. FULL STORY »

Agriculture, raise your voices!

Consumers have learned to forgive and move on when other professions break their trust, but when it comes to agriculture, there’s no such luck. FULL STORY »

Dairy projects receive EQIP grants

USDA awarded grants to 47 organizations – including several specifically addressing dairy – to help develop conservation ideas for private lands. FULL STORY »

Consumers willing to dig deeper in wallets for beef

Consumers participating in the monthly Food Demand Survey conducted by Oklahoma State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics reported a willingness to pay more for beef compared to last month and last year. FULL STORY »

Monday's CME Dairy Market Recap

Bidder activity in the spot cheese market fueled a mid-day rally in Class III futures. The butter market proved that it may hold at $3.00/lb. a bit longer. FULL STORY »

World Dairy Expo Youth Contests Entries Due Soon

Youth are encouraged to enter World Dairy Expo’s Youth Showmanship Contest. This year’s entry deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. Contest rules and entry forms are available online at the Expo website or in the Premium Book. Entries may also be submitted during Expo in the Administration Office located on the top floor of the Coliseum. FULL STORY »

Corn to see record production for 2014-15

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) September 11 Crop Production report boosted the forecast yield for the 2014/15 U.S. corn crop by 4.3 bushels per acre to 171.7 bushels. FULL STORY »

Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade

Cargill Inc's lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China may be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world's biggest markets. FULL STORY »

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