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Study looks at dairy feed supplements’ impact on production

July 25, 2019 - 5:30am
ST. CHARLES, Ill. — This year’s weather swings have taken a particular toll on dairies. On steamy July days, dairy farmers may be interested in the effects of heat stress on cows’ milk production. And with such a wet spring,…
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Dairy displays data-driven management changes

July 25, 2019 - 5:30am
CAMPTON HILLS, Ill. — Andy and Sarah Lenkaitis almost equally like working with consumers and with cows.
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ASA leader has mixed feelings on President’s trade strategy

July 24, 2019 - 4:30pm
ST. LOUIS — Ryan Findlay is fairly new to the American Soybean Association, but he is an old hand at agricultural advocacy. Findlay, who recently completed his first year as ASA’s chief executive officer, grew up on a farm in…
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Mowing mistakes on slopes can claim lives, limbs

July 24, 2019 - 5:45am
Picture this: It’s early evening. A man is mowing a wide lawn that fronts the highway in rolling farm land.
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Heat, runoff heighten risk of blue-green algae

July 24, 2019 - 5:15am
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The extreme heat combined with the heavy runoff from rains earlier in the season put many waterways at risk to a waterborne toxin that could impact livestock and other animals around the farm.
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China hints at restart to trade talks

July 23, 2019 - 4:00pm
Face-to-face negotiations between the top Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators could happen soon, according to Chinese state media, after a number of goodwill gestures by Beijing over the weekend.
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