Editorial

Corn planting pace quickens despite soggy start

The USDA Crop Progress report showed a dramatic surge in corn planting progress this week thanks to a warm and dry week. FULL STORY »

Dairy worker killed in skid loader accident

An accident at Turner County Dairy near Parker, S.D., left one worker dead. FULL STORY »

Drought dries half of country

Drought now extends to 50 percent of the Contiguous United States, leading to water shortages and weakening farmland values across some of the regions hardest-hit by the intense dryness. FULL STORY »

Study finds antibiotic-resistance genes in cattle manure

Researchers from Yale and the University of Connecticut report detecting genes relating to bacterial resistance to antibiotics in the manure of dairy cows. FULL STORY »

Climate change: Ag unfairly blamed but…

…the industry will still need to adapt to climate change, which will affect what farmers can grow and how those crops are grown. FULL STORY »

Elanco sees synergies in purchase of Novartis

On April 22, Eli Lilly and Company, the parent company of Elanco, announced an agreement to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion. The transaction, which the company hopes to complete in early 2015, would make Elanco the second-largest animal-health company in global revenue. FULL STORY »

THE ag parody you've been waiting for Play video

Kansas rancher Derek Klingenberg is joined by the Peterson Farm Bros. and other farmers from across the globe in his latest pro-ag parody. FULL STORY »

Corn-stover ethanol could increase CO2 emissions

Removing corn residues for production of cellulosic ethanol puts carbon into the air rather than back into the soil, and likely would generate more CO2 emissions than gasoline, at least initially, according to a new study from the University of Nebraska. FULL STORY »

Commentary: When SOPs become CYAs

If I’ve learned anything from watching action dramas on evening television, it’s that I should be careful where I scratch myself, even if I’m the only person on a hotel elevator. There are cameras everywhere capturing our actions. FULL STORY »

“Using farmers as educators, not mascots”

When it comes to finding trustworthy sources about food production, 53 percent of Americans view farmers and ranchers as good sources of information, according to the white paper report, “Emerging Faith in Food Production,” by Sullivan Higdon & Sink FoodThink. FULL STORY »

Is chocolate milk ban-worthy? Study says ‘no’ Play video

To ban or not to ban flavored milk; that is the question. FULL STORY »

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