The White House touted over the weekend and again on Monday that China will immediately start buying U.S. agricultural goods. Ag economist Wally Tyner warns with tariffs still in place, that may not be a reality soon.
Brazil’s JBS SA, the world’s largest meatpacking company, said on Tuesday that rising prices for grain, the key raw material for feed, don’t show any hint of cooling off, forcing it to cut other costs.
Swarms of black flies are impacting livestock farmers in Arkansas this spring, reports University of Arkansas Extension. The population explosion is to blame for the deaths of a bull and cow in Arkansas County.
Glenn Obermann has a winning recipe for quality hay. At the 2018 Missouri State Fair, Obermann took Champion and Reserve Champion awards in alfalfa and grass classes 4-8, and Champion in alfalfa classes 1-3.
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.
Foodborne illnesses is a big problem, but a Purdue University study shows few people use thermometers in cooking meat. Celebrity chefs have a role in educating consumers to use proper cooking temperatures.
Dairy farmers who want to enroll in the 2017 Dairy Margin Protection Program, renew their current enrollment or change coverage levels, can do so beginning today at their local Farm Service Agency office. The 2017 enrol