Wis. Holstein applications due March 1
The Wisconsin Holstein Association is seeking students enrolled in a four-year, one or two-year or short course or technical school ag-related program to apply for available scholarships that range from $250 to $1000. FULL STORY »
Livestock producers can lower propane use
Farmers who rely on propane to heat livestock facilities can take steps to use the increasingly costly fuel more efficiently – and without making expensive capital investments, a Purdue University specialist says. FULL STORY »
February weather outlook: Prepare for more of the same
If you're hoping for an early end to winter, keep on dreaming. The bitterly cold temperatures and frequent snow showers of the past two months will continue through February, the Indiana State Climate Office says. FULL STORY »
D.C. Watch: What’s next for Congress?
The new farm bill passed the Senate and was signed by the President last week. Now that the long arduous legislative process is behind us, USDA will have to scramble to implement the new provisions with many that need to be put in place by spring planting time. FULL STORY »
California turns to prayers for ‘mega-drought’ relief
Though drought-plagued California is in line for some much-needed precipitation, it likely won’t be enough to stop the intense drought that now dominates the state. FULL STORY »
USDA to release Census of Agriculture data on Feb. 20
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will release the first look at the 2012 Census of Agriculture results in a preliminary report on February 20. FULL STORY »
A closer look at the new farm bill
A big change in the new farm bill is the elimination of direct payments. This change does not surprise anyone; it has been one provision that has been agreed upon by almost all policymakers since the discussions about the farm bill began. However, the change will probably have an impact. FULL STORY »
Commentary: Telling ‘the’ story or telling ‘a’ story?
Does it bother anyone but me that a major restaurant chain is using made-up themes, complete with scripts, to attack agriculture? FULL STORY »
CAST video bridges knowledge gap in feed vs. food debate
Dr. Jude Capper and other university authors extend the message presented in Issue Paper #53 to battle misconceptions presuming animal agriculture competes for human food supplies. FULL STORY »
- Crop markets surged again Thursday night
- Accelerated Genetics sets Leadership Conference
- Yogurt nominated as New York’s ‘state snack’
- 6 of California’s Top 10 counties saw 2013 milk output declines
- USDA amends Appalachian, Southeast and Florida federal orders
- Legislation would block EPA from releasing producer information
- “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?'
- Preventing roof collapses from snow on agricultural buildings
- Monsanto opens search for 2014 "Farm Mom of the Year"
- School breakfasts celebrated from coast to coast
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