Daily Archives: May 14, 2015

Ag technology is bright spot for graduates

Ag technology is bright spot for graduates

Meghan Grebner

Brownfield Network

The recently released report from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and Purdue University’s College of Agriculture shows that nearly 58,000 jobs will open annually across the United States relating to the agriculture industry.

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Misreading product labels plays a large role in residue violations

Misreading product labels plays a large role in residue violations

Hoards Dairyman

Reading and understanding product labeling is vital for taking care of your cattle and protecting dairy wellness. Labels explain what the products are supposed to do, how to use them and which animals are approved for their use.

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Determining the Value of Weathered Hay

Determining the Value of Weathered Hay

Robert Wells

Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

The drought of 2011 is set to go down in the record books as one of the most severe in history. Most livestock producers in the Southern Great Plains have not been able to put up enough hay to meet their requirements in a normal growing season, let alone during a drought when they will have to start feeding hay earlier in the year.

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Veterinarians: Your Key to Health

Veterinarians: Your Key to Health

Jeffrey Simmons

Linked In

Would you guess that a veterinarian may be more important to your health than a family physician? That’s right, a veterinarian. Most of us are fortunate to have access to a cornucopia of safe, affordable, nutritious food on a daily basis.

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Johne’s Disease could bring you to ‘yo knees’

Johne’s Disease could bring you to ‘yo knees’

Samantha Stanbery


Producers learned about a detrimental disease, which can affect beef herds, at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day in Mound Valley last week. Johne’s Disease, pronounced “Yo-knees,” has made a name for itself in recent years.

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10 COOL Things to Know

10 COOL Things to Know

House Committee on Agriculture

In the coming days, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is expected to release its fourth and final decision on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule and announce if the United States has been found compliant with trade standards.

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Look back at the spring calving season and start to make improvements now

Look back at the spring calving season and start to make improvements now

Glenn Selk


Only 1 to 2 months ago the spring calving cows were calving, the temperature was cold and some of the calving pastures were muddy.

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How would the TPP affect agriculture?

How would the TPP affect agriculture?


Agriculture is one of the most sensitive markets for TPP member countries, including the United States and Japan. The United States has high trade barriers for sugar, and Japan protects products such as pork, beef, and rice.

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Resources for Determining Beef Feedlot Facilities Needs

Resources for Determining Beef Feedlot Facilities Needs

Iowa Beef Center

As the beef feedlot industry in Iowa continues to grow and improve, some producers are considering their options for expanding or new feedlot facilities.

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May tips for beef cattle, forage producers

May tips for beef cattle, forage producers

Mark Keaton

Baxter Bulletin

Implant feeder cattle that will be retained for at least 45 days (FSA3019) and also provide a medicated feed additive such as Bovatec, Gainpro or Rumensin to improve weight gains

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