Presidential election could swing on Iowa's corn crop
What happens if the drought that is developing in much of the Midwest takes a toll on Iowa’s crops and causes economic difficulty? FULL STORY »
‘Agriculture the plastics of the modern era’
Farmers around the world will have a huge challenge in trying to feed 9 billion people by the year 2050. That makes agriculture the ultimate growth industry. FULL STORY »
Wildlife rooting for ag to ‘get it right’ on hunger issue
If more food could be raised on land that’s already in production, it means less new land would have to be developed to feed a burgeoning world population. That would help preserve wildlife habitats. FULL STORY »
This time, only a slight downward tick in projected milk prices
In a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture this morning, the downward adjustment in the 2012 milk price forecast is less severe and may be a sign that prices are stabilizing. FULL STORY »
Dairy support helps a governor keep his job
In Tuesday's recall election Tuesday, Gov. Scott Walker carried most of the rural counties in Wisconsin, while challenger Tom Barrett garnered support in urban counties where the cities of Milwaukee and Madison are located. FULL STORY »
Feed 9 billion people by 2050? Absolutely!
New technologies, such as nutrigenomics, will become increasingly important.
With nutrigenomics, it may be possible to influence or control genetic expression in animals. Certain feed ingredients may be able to switch on genes in the animals, leading to improved production. FULL STORY »
Milk production up 3.2 percent in April
Milk production across the U.S. was up 3.2 percent in April compared to the same month a year earlier.The increase is down slightly from the hefty increases of 4.3 percent and 4.2 percent in February and March, respectively. Dave Kurzawski, dairy analyst with FC Stone/Downes-O’Neill in Chicago, says his initial reaction to the report is “slightly bullish” because the increase wasn’t as high as analysts had predicted. FULL STORY »
California TV station investigates 'What’s in your milk'
CBS13 in Sacramento, Calif., aired a piece Monday questioning whether some antibiotics are showing up in milk despite testing efforts. FULL STORY »
Death of 3-year-old serves as reminder for better farm safety
A tragic farm accident in central Wisconsin has claimed the life of a three-year-old boy. The boy was killed when he fell from a bucket on a skid-steer driven by his seven-year-old brother and was run over. FULL STORY »