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Life’s money lessons begin now for new grads

Whether you’re graduating from high school or finishing college and heading into the workforce for the first time, good financial decisions early on can pave the road to success, says Trish Savage, personal finance specialist for University of Missouri Extension.


The truth about Staph. aureus

Staphylococcus aureus is a contagious type of bacteria that can spread from cow to cow at the time of milking. Infected cows will have a chronically high somatic cell count, many of which will be ‘millionaires’. To make matters worse, it is very difficult to get rid of these bacteria with antibiotic treatment. We, therefore, have to turn our attention to preventing these infections from occurring.


Global dairy demand to pick up only slightly - NZ's Fonterra

Persistently low dairy prices have clouded the growth outlook in the agriculture-based economy where dairy products make up more than a quarter of total exports, and raise the possibility of an interest rate cut in coming months.


Assessing transportation stress

Farmers, ranchers and veterinarians have long known that transportation can induce stress in cattle, and have adopted practices intended to minimize that stress. Information is limited though, on the effects of specific stressors, the range of variables involved or even which types of practices are used in shipping cattle.


EPA finalizes WOTUS rule, GOP pledges to continue efforts to stop the rule

The Obama administration, on Tuesday, May 27, finalized its controversial proposal to redefine the features that fall under jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act. While the administration asserts the intent of the rule is to clear up confusion regarding its jurisdiction over certain streams, wetlands, ponds, and other land and water bodies, opponents of the rule remain unconvinced.


EPA, Corps release final WOTUS rule; ag groups still wary

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule on May 27, contending it is a historical effort to protect water quality, human health and the economy, while not creating new regulatory burdens on agriculture. Representatives of some agricultural organizations aren't so sure.


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