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Breeding for feed efficiency

01/17/13
We continue our conversation with Dr. Kent Anderson of Pfizer Animal Genetics regarding the importance of the genetic feed efficiency of ...

He's ‘on a mission' to increase corn residue use

01/16/13
The tight supply of forages has caused a big upswing in the utilization of corn residue in Nebraska. Cows grazing cornstalks and big bales ...

Illinois Farm Bureau puts forth options amendment

01/16/13
The majority of American Farm Bureau delegates support the amendment put forth in their policy to keep options open for a five-year farm ...

Drought recovery and the cattleman's future

01/07/13
What is it going to take to recover from the 2012 drought And for that matter, is the drought going to hang on for another year Chuck ...

Vilsack: '2012 was a wake-up call'

01/06/13
Is the fact that Congress failed to pass a new five-year farm bill in 2012 a sign of the agriculture sectors declining influence on Capitol ...

A conversation with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

01/05/13
In this exclusive interview with Brownfield, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack shares his thoughts on the extension of the 2008 farm ...

FDA rules focus on prevention rather than reaction

01/04/13
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed two new food safety rules that the agency says will help prevent foodborne illness. The ...

Healthy eating in the new year

01/01/13
At the start of 2013, healthy eating advice from the past year takes its place in the new year. The focus on protein has been a big part of ...

Frugally fed sheep keep weeds down

12/31/12
MerleAnn Jaster is wise, ambitious and very practical beyond her years. The Lincoln University student doubles as a shepherd at her home in ...

More hogs and pigs than expected

12/28/12
There are more hogs in the U.S. than expected. The latest USDA count indicates the number of all hogs and pigs is about 66.3 million head. ...

You should be talking to your tax people

12/27/12
The pending fiscal cliff and lack of a farm bill is raising a lot of questions for farmers. Should you defer income Should you pay taxes ...

Weather from a historical perspective

12/21/12
From a historical perspective, the weather were experiencing can be compared to what we saw in the 1950s. Evelyn Browning-Garriss, Editor ...