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  • Soil health key to crop success
    Soil health is a key factor to growing successful crops each year and maintaining the environment. The Soil Health Partnership works with farmers across the Midwest to identify, develop, test and prom …
  • Summer cooler times three
    Keeping foods safe during summer cookouts and camping trips… Jeannie Nichols, a Food Safety Educator for Michigan State University Extension, says packing separate, smaller coolers with food can keep …
  • K.C. Fed ag economist remains pessimistic
    The chief ag economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City remains pessimistic about the ag economy in the near term. Speaking at the recent Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit, Nathan Kauffman …
  • Dairy cows larger portion of beef supply
    A livestock marketing specialist says dairy cows have made up a larger portion of the cattle supply the last two years because of lower beef inventories. Darrell Peel with Oklahoma State University te …
  • Brexit vote likely will impact US ag exports
    A livestock marketing specialist says the UK’s vote last week to leave the European Union could have some serious impacts on US ag exports. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says the agriculture in …
  • Farm Bureau survey: July 4th cookout costs up 1 percent
    An informal survey says Americans’ Fourth of July cookout will cost slightly more this year but still comes in at less than $6 per person.  The American Farm Bureau’s annual price check on mid-summer …
  • Farmer excited for timely dry bean harvest
    A lifetime dry bean farmer says he’s looking forward to an early harvest this year after finishing planting the earliest ever in his farming career. Fourth-generation Michigan farmer Greg Ackerman tel …
  • Farm Bureau supports national GMO pre-emption bill
    The American Farm Bureau Federation’s board of directors has decided, somewhat reluctantly, to support the GMO labeling bill developed by Senate agriculture leaders. Even though Farm Bureau policy opp …
  • Aphid scouting with drones
    Researchers at the University of Minnesota are using drones to identify aphid pressure in soybeans. Entomologist Bob Koch says sensors fitted to the drone measure energy from the sun being reflected a …
  • Master Farmers have advice for the next generation
    This year’s class of Master Farmers has some advice for the next generation of farmers and ranchers. Dan Gwin, a farmer from Linden, Ind. and one of this year’s inductees says the agriculture climate …
  • Corn Belt ready for a cool shot of weather
    Farmers and crops in the Corn Belt will get cooler temperatures this week. Michael Clark, meteorologist with BAMwx.com says there’s a cold front settling in from Michigan all the way down through Okla …
  • Dairy makes up majority of beef supply
    Cattle supplies hit a 63 year low in 2014 and a livestock marketing specialist says dairy cows made up a greater portion of the beef supply during that period. Has the supply situation evened out?  Da …
  • Perdue announces new animal care commitments
    Poultry giant Perdue announced a new four-part animal care plan Monday morning. Chairman Jim Perdue says the Perdue Commitments to Animal Care plan was developed from input from farmers, academics, an …
  • Wisconsin crops ahead of normal
    Heat and rain have Wisconsin crops advancing faster than normal. In its weekly Crop Progress update, the USDA says corn and soybeans are beginning to canopy and small grains were ripening. The conditi …
  • Brexit could have negative consequences for U.S. ag
    An economist with American Farm Bureau says Britain’s exit from the European Union could have negative consequences for U.S. agriculture. Veronica Nigh says the T-TIP trade agreement could be one of t …

 

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