Recent Stories by Sara Brown
May 22, 2018 by Sara Brown
Especially in times of drought or emergency feeding, producers have to consider which is more efficient to feed the herd: drylot feeding or hauling purchased forage.
May 17, 2018 by Sara Brown
Controlling invasive species in hard to reach areas is requiring a new approach to brush control.
May 16, 2018 by Sara Brown
Manure that moves off target can decrease productivity and increase the risk of impairing local bodies of water. This tool helps applicators in four Midwest states determine the best time to apply.
May 08, 2018 by Sara Brown
The U.S. is exporting a strong share of its beef and pork production at higher prices — a clear sign of solid international demand.
May 07, 2018 by Sara Brown
Drought, prolonged cold weather, and the resulting lengthen winter grazing season, all contributed to a slow green-up in the Midwest this year. University of Missouri's Craig Roberts says focus on the second hay cutting.
Apr 25, 2018 by Sara Brown
New changes will make sure the National FFA is equipped to prepare a wide variety of new agricultural leaders.
Apr 18, 2018 by Sara Brown
Buffalo gnats, or black flies, were blamed for deaths of cattle, horses and deer in Arkansas earlier this year. Now researchers want to quantify the risks and see what control efforts were effective.
Apr 17, 2018 by Sara Brown
Farmers and ranchers affected by wildfires are in desperate need of hay and other supplies. Blizzard conditions this past weekend in states north also created need for forage and government disaster assistance.
Apr 13, 2018 by Sara Brown
It might be spring on the calendar, but a major winter storm system, bringing snow and blizzard conditions is rolling through parts of the Plains and the Midwest Friday through the weekend.
Apr 12, 2018 by Sara Brown
Cowboy boots trekked across Capitol Hill this week, as members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) visited legislative officials to share how harmful “fake meat” could be to the beef industry.
Apr 09, 2018 by Sara Brown
Moisture came to about two-thirds of the country last week, dropping heavy precipitation from the southern Great Plains northeastward into the northern Appalachians. But many areas remains in significant drought.