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Culver's sponsors pro-farming corn maze

Sep 09, 2014 by Drovers
Culver's made waves last year with its "Thank a Farmer" campaign, and now the popular Midwest-based restaurant chain is going to great lengths to thank the nation's food producers once again.

I'll have a bunless burger with cheese, please

Sep 08, 2014 by Drovers
Low-fat, no-fat, green vegetables only, just eat ice cream, Jenny Craig, the 7 day juice fast, "I lost 75 pounds on NutriSystem!" Want to eat nothing but convenience store goodies like Twinkies and Oreos for two months?

Women are powerful in agriculture, too

Sep 08, 2014 by Drovers
When it comes to women's economic empowerment, we tend to hear only about the two ends of the spectrum: high-flying women who've made it to the top in the macho world of big corporations, or poor women trying to scratch

Chesapeake Bay, EPA and agriculture

Sep 05, 2014 by Drovers
In late July, Washington Post reporter Darryl Fears wrote an article, "Alarming ‘dead zone' grows in Chesapeake," that summarized the concern of Virginia and Maryland officials who "said the expanding area of oxygen-s

Commentary: The limits of labeling

Sep 04, 2014 by Drovers
Although consumer advocates love to pressure government into slapping warning labels on anything even remotely risky, neither food safety nor consumer protection are advanced in doing so.

Skin cancer threatens agricultural workers

Sep 04, 2014 by Drovers
Skin cancer is an abnormal, uncontrolled growth of skin cells. It occurs when mutations occur in healthy skin cells, most often due to ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure. It can appear as moles, raised bumps, scaly pat

Studying how and why parasites affect performance

Sep 02, 2014 by Drovers
It is well documented that infections with internal parasites can reduce weight gains, feed efficiency and reproductive performance in cattle, but just why different parasites have evolved to affect or manipulate their

Ebola threatens food security in West Africa

Sep 02, 2014 by Drovers
The world's worst Ebola epidemic has endangered harvests and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Tuesday, warning the problem would intensify in coming months.

Longtime Texas cotton analyst dies

Sep 02, 2014 by Drovers
COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Carl Anderson, considered by his peers as Texas' leading cotton marketing authority and one of the nation's leading cotton analysts, passed away Aug. 30 at the age of 83.

Reducing the risk of calf scours (Part 2)

Sep 02, 2014 by Drovers
Looking at methods of increasing the immune status of the baby calf so that when the calf comes in contact with the pathogens, he will have a much better chance of fending off the disease entity.