New drought-hardy corn testing well in U.S.

Corn seed developers who have been racing to build better varieties for low rainfall and high heat say results have been encouraging despite the worst U.S. drought in half a century. FULL STORY »

Analysis: Forget drought; 'demand rationing' is corn's new master

When all is said and done, predicting the damage done to U.S. corn and soy crops from the worst drought in half a century may have been the easy part. FULL STORY »

While you are making yield checks, look for ear molds

Your corn crop is going to yield about half of what it normally does—or maybe less — and now you wake up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night that your corn is infected with — gulp — aflatoxin. FULL STORY »

Better weather should make more whole cottonseed available

Despite farmers planting 11 percent fewer cotton acres in 2012 compared to 2011, a more “normal” summer could produce more harvestable acres, and more whole cottonseed available for dairy cows. FULL STORY »

NEFA testing now available

Non-esterified fatty acid (NEFA) testing is a management tool to ensure that parturient cows are on the right plane of nutrition. FULL STORY »

Make the public aware of these things

As a professional dairy nutritionist, you represent the dairy industry whenever you talk to your relatives, neighbors and other members of the consuming public. FULL STORY »

Step up Vitamin E for transition cows

There is good evidence that close-up and fresh-pen rations should supply 2,000 IU's of vitamin E per day. FULL STORY »

Zinc, manganese and copper in late gestation, early lactation

Research at the University of Minnesota indicates that zinc, manganese and copper status, as measured by concentration in the liver, are decreased in late gestation and early lactation. FULL STORY »

Cottonseed supply could be up this year

While 2009 cotton acreage is projected to decrease for the fourth consecutive year — to the lowest levels since 1983 — experts anticipate that cottonseed prices will remain "surprisingly reasonable." FULL STORY »

$3 corn a possibility

We could see $3 corn later this year, or maybe $5 to $6 corn — it all depends on the size of the U.S. corn crop, says Bruce Babcock, director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University. FULL STORY »

Trace-mineral status impacts reproduction

Cows depend on highly available trace minerals to deliver the essential nutrients needed to achieve and maintain pregnancy. FULL STORY »

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