The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency recently created several enhancements to insurance programs that will provide a more efficient level of coverage for livestock and dairy producers. The program improvements to the Dairy Revenue Protection, and the Livestock…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — It’s a simple question: What do you call someone who raises pigs to produce pork?
Not all labels carry the same weight.
Livestock producers are asking for a level playing field when it comes to labeling cell- or plant-based “meat” products.
MONONA, Iowa — After she moved to Iowa, Michelle Miller learned she had been lied to.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some organic food advocates see a schism between different groups within the industry over what should be labeled as certified organic food. Others believe the term organic is experiencing a “hostile takeover.”
VANDALIA, Mo. — Ralls County farmer Kylie Epperson enjoys different parts of the family farm experience. She and her husband, Jordan, have a diversified farm in northeast Missouri, and work with his family as well.
Katie Pratt had low expectations for her farm blog debut.
Under the Worker Protection Standard as revised in 2015, there are specific requirements for handlers when pesticide labels require the use of a respirator.
CLARION, Iowa — Angie Rieck-Hinz, Iowa State University Extension field agronomist, started Agronomy in the Field in 2015 when women expressed an interest in learning more about agronomic practices and scouting techniques.
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Lindsey McKinzie’s ag journey has barely begun. But she has already come a long way.
The Trump administration’s deal to replace NAFTA will boost the U.S. economy by 0.35 percent and lead to 176,000 new jobs in the sixth year after implementation, according to an analysis by an independent government panel that offered ammunition for…
After an extreme forage shortage last year and over the winter, green and growing pastures are a welcome sight for livestock producers.
It was a late harvest in fall 2018. Soils were wet and frozen when it was time to apply anhydrous ammonia. Those situations resulted in much less than normal anhydrous ammonia application last fall. Therefore, considerable anhydrous ammonia needs to…
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Most years, University of Missouri Extension nutrient management specialist Peter Scharf thinks that split application of nitrogen for corn is a fine practice.
NORMAL, Ill. — Some of the best inventions and ideas come from those who think differently. Temple Grandin, often recognized as one of the world’s highest achieving adults with autism, says that the labels applied to students with different learning…
(Bloomberg News) — Zhao Baojiang’s fastidiousness about infection control, combined with a towering brick wall protecting his property, probably helped save his 500-hog herd from the deadly contagion that’s ravaged pig farms across China since August. Empty barns around his…
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is updating its scrapie regulations and program standards. The updates include several major changes which are needed to continue the fight to eradicate scrapie from American sheep flocks and goat herds, according…
The USDA-NASS Prospective Plantings report indicated that corn planted for all purposes was estimated at 92.8 million acres, up 4% from last year. Soybean planted acres were estimated at 84.6 million acres, down 5% from last year.
GLENWOOD, Iowa — They came to listen and to learn.