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5 Tips to Ease Market Hog Loading Stress

By Jo Windmann September 22, 2017 | 6:41   Maneuvering 300+ pound hogs is a daunting task, not to mention exhausting, but there are simple things you can do to keep the pigs moving without stressing them—or yourself—out. It’s estimated transport losses cost the industry approximately $46 million per year, which creates not only economic concerns but animal […]

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Iowa State University Uses Light to Neutralize Livestock Odors

By Iowa State University September 14, 2017 | 10:05 am EDT Iowa State University researchers have literally, and figuratively, shed new light on the odor problems arising from livestock facilities. Jacek Koziel, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and his team are using black light to help neutralize the volatile components that make up objectionable odors. […]

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Americans Are Confused About Food And Don’t Know Where to Turn For Answers

Food without GMOs does contain genes. SHERIL KIRSHENBAUM AND DOUGLAS BUHLER, THE CONVERSATION 28 AUG 2017 More than one-third of Americans do not know that foods with no genetically modified ingredients contain genes, according to the new nationally representative Food Literacy and Engagement Poll we recently conducted at Michigan State University. For the record, all foods contain […]

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Will the ELD Rule be put on Hold?

Babin’s ELD bill gains more momentum, even more co-sponsors By Greg Grisolano, Land Line Digital Content Editor | Friday, July 28, 2017   A growing number of U.S. representatives are adding their names to a bill that would delay the electronic logging device deadline until December 2019. Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, introduced the bill in the […]

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China’s High-Rise Hog Hotel

By Sara Brown, Livestock Digital Producer July 17, 2017 Hog barns—stacked eight stories high. The photos from Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey traveled around the Twitter-verse lightning fast, raising eyebrows and slackening jaws of U.S. producers and industry leaders. We all want to know: “How do you manage that manure?” Northey, on a trade mission with […]

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TOP 10 CONCERNS OF YOUNG FARMERS

TOP 10 CONCERNS OF YOUNG FARMERS By  Betsy Freese 6/1/2017   At any roundtable of young and beginning farmers, a few common themes seem to bubble to the surface as folks share stories and concerns. Here are 10 of the biggest top-of-mind challenges, along with some ideas on how to deal with them. WHEN LAND […]

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Where’s the BEEF?

‘TEST-TUBE MEAT’ IS ON ANIMAL AG’S RADAR May 3, 2017 By Ken Anderson Filed Under: Livestock, News Defenders of animal agriculture are keeping an eye on efforts to develop cultured meat, also referred to as synthetic meat or test-tube meat. Scientists and businesses working to produce lab-created meat say they’re making progress and claim that within a few years their […]

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