Is there a problem with USDA grain stocks estimates in corn?
NASS estimates of quarterly grain stocks provide important market information regarding the magnitude of consumption during the previous quarter of the marketing year as well the supply available for future consumption. FULL STORY »
Peterson Farm Bros. wrap up farming series
The Peterson Farm Bros., a popular pro-agriculture music trio, finished filming their year-long look into farming, and a compilation DVD of the videos will soon be available online. FULL STORY »
Chevy gives stud bull swagger in Super Bowl ad
Chevrolet shows the romantic side of cattle breeding in a 60-second commercial set to air in the first quarter of the Super Bowl this Sunday. FULL STORY »
NRCS projects tight water supplies in western U.S.
In its first forecast for 2014, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) National Water and Climate Center indicates lower-than-average streamflows across much of the West this spring. FULL STORY »
Using feed-grade antibiotics for livestock: Changes are coming
Recently, livestock producers and veterinarians have been hearing about changes coming in the way antibiotics are used in food animals. FULL STORY »
CoBank, Farm Credit kick off fundraiser
The Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium has kicked off a fundraising effort to establish a $6 million endowment with a $150,000 multi-year commitment from CoBank and Farm Credit of New Mexico. FULL STORY »
Importance of calcium and phosphorus in the ruminant diet
Calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) are two of the most abundant minerals in the body, which is why they are vital to the discussion of feed testing and ration balancing for cattle. FULL STORY »
Alltech survey reveals feed-industry trends
Globally, feed mills produced 963 million metric tons of livestock feed during 2013, according to results of a major survey from animal health and nutrition company Alltech. Aidan Connolly, vice president of Alltech and director of the company’s global feed survey says analysts expected feed production to top 1 billion tons this year, but several factors contributed to slower-than-expected growth. FULL STORY »
D.C. Watch: Uncertainty amid farm bill progress
It is possible – but not certain – that the framework for the potential new farm bill will be released this week. Even then the proposal will face several steps before it becomes law. FULL STORY »
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- 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