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Deere to cut more than 900 U.S. workers as farm economy weakens

Deere & Co (DE.N), the world's largest maker of farm equipment, will lay off more than 900 employees at plants in Iowa and Illinois in the latest round of job cuts spurred by a decline in grain prices that is hurting demand for agricultural machinery.


Zoetis launches DRAXXIN 25 to treat small calves for BRD

Zoetis today announced the launch of DRAXXIN® 25 (tulathromycin injection) Injectable Solution, a lower concentration of DRAXXIN® (tulathromycin) Injectable Solution, to treat bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in suckling, dairy and veal calves.


The aging American farmer

One of the most well known trends in American agriculture is the aging farmer. Year after year, the average age of the U.S. farmers has increased. This trend was confirmed, yet again, with the release of the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture.


Food diversity under siege from global warming, UN says

Climate change threatens the genetic diversity of the world's food supply, and saving crops and animals at risk will be crucial for preserving yields and adapting to wild weather patterns, a U.N. policy paper said on Monday.

Quality Silage

Regular mixer maintenance reduces TMR variability

Routine maintenance of blades, augers and scrapers – as well as observation of the mixing process – can help farmers to identify dead spots and forage rings created by wear and broken blades. Daily observation can help to identify problem areas early and give feeders a good sense of required mixing time and technique.

Events and Contests

USFRA to bring animal care to center stage during the Food Dialogues Dairy Forum

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) will assemble a range of voices to discuss animal care and animal care standards during The Food Dialogues®: Dairy Forum; Animal Care and Consumers’ Emerging Expectations. The event will take place at the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) Dairy Forum from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Boca Raton, FL.


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