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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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Bellies Are The Star Of The Show.

What have you done lately to boost cutout values? No matter how you slice them, loins and spareribs are problems; bellies are the star, and butts, picnics and hams have basically held steady as contributors to the cutout value.  Steve Meyer | Mar 06, 2017 The value of a hog is determined, of course, by the total […]

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Is There A Fly In My Soup?

“There’s a fly in my soup.” Genetically modified insects could disrupt international food trade  January 31, 2017 “There’s a fly in my soup.” This statement conjures up the image of a dead fly in a bowl of soup rather than a genetically modified insect being served up with organic vegetables. However, this is not a […]

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