Cargill launches pig nutrition program

A new nutrition program from Cargill is designed to deliver better feed efficiency for finisher pigs, while helping producers control costs and improve profitability. FULL STORY »

Values do matter to farmers, ranchers

Values and farmers and ranchers—they go hand-in-hand. A 30-second commercial by Whole Foods Market shows that. Sort of. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Keep it simple

The frustration of technology occurred this weekend as I picked up a new computer. For those of us of the ‘older generation’ we don’t need all of the bells and whistles of the next generation of computer software. We’re looking for something reliable and predictable. FULL STORY »

NPPC requests review of Swine Disease Surveillance Program

Recently, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to evaluate the efficacy of its Swine Influenza Virus Surveillance Program, which is set to expire next year. FULL STORY »

Waters of the U.S. update

The rule defining “Waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act that has been proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a comment period that will end Nov 14th 2014. This has been a controversial topic since the comment period started on April 24th 2014. Some of the main topics of debate have been jurisdiction over ditches, agricultural impacts from fertilizer and pesticide application, and jurisdiction over “other waters”. FULL STORY »

Workshops address emergency preparedness for livestock operations

The phone jarred Ken Powell awake. Groggy and disoriented, he glanced at the clock while fumbling with the receiver: midway between midnight and one a.m. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Meaty momentum

When a business struggles, it’s the market that’s to blame. But when growth and profits start to surge, well, chalk that up to executive genius. Here’s Exhibit A for your consideration. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Five Minutes 'In the ditch' with the EPA

You might have heard a rumor that the EPA was planning on what some call a massive power grab by redefining its jurisdiction over America's wetlands. FULL STORY »

Agriculture must answer consumers' questions better

Consumers are asking questions about the food-production system they've never asked before, and agriculture needs to do a better job of answering those questions, panelists at a University of Nebraska-Lincoln lecture agreed Thursday. FULL STORY »

FDA highlights hot topics including changes in animal antibiotics

Significant changes on the horizon for the animal health industry are reflected in three new documents now available, according to Sharon Benz, director of the Division of Animal Feeds within the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. FULL STORY »

NCGA urges Army Corps to delay work along Mississippi River

In a letter sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Corn Growers Association urged the Army Corps to delay its planned mat-laying work along the Mississippi River. FULL STORY »

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