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Ohio State Fair Will Not Be Open to Public in 2021

The Ohio Expositions Commission announced that the 2021 Ohio State Fair will not be open to the public, and will instead focus on agricultural and educational competitions for exhibitors, their families and guests.

Consumers Hopeful Ag Can Positively Impact Climate Change

Consumers view agriculture as part of the solution to climate change. Cargill’s Feed4Thought survey found those who indicated climate change as important also rated livestock and agriculture lowest in negative impact.

5 Ways to Manage Mycotoxins

The adage that “knowledge is power” is especially true when it comes to understanding mold and mycotoxins. Lon Whitlow, professor emeritus at NC State University, offers five reminders to help livestock producers.

Forage Producers Face High Input Costs, Drought

Higher fertilizer prices and poor precipitation outlook could mean thin margins and little room for error for cattle and forage producers this year.

Tips for Bottle Feeding Calves

No doubt, most cattle producers have had to work out a situation with a calf that is no longer able to nurse its mama. Feeding a bottle multiple times a day can be rigorous at best.

Ag Economy Barometer Shows Farmer Optimism Climbed to Levels Not Seen Since October

As the 2021 bull market continues, it’s leading to a growing level of optimism from farmers. The latest Ag Economy Barometer from Purdue University/CME group shows farmer sentiments rose to 177 this month.

Profit Tracker: Solid Margins For Cattle, Hogs

Cattle and hog feeding both saw solid average profits for the week ending April 2, boosted by higher average farmgate prices. Cattle were positive for the second week, while positive hog margins entered a third month.

Greg Hanes: Beef Checkoff: Who’s Who & How It Works

Greg Hanes, CEO of the Cattlemen's Beef Board, discusses Beef Checkoff contractors and the system in place to ensure funds are used only for authorized purposes.