Author Archive: Mariah Purcell

USDA Sees Record 2014 Soybean Production

Corn for grain production is estimated at a record 14.2 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the November forecast but 3 percent above the revised 2013 estimate. The average yield in the United States is estimated at a record high of 171.0 bushels per acre. This is down 2.4 bushels from the November forecast but […]

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Spending Bill Includes Money to Fight PEDv

Congress included $2 million in its annual spending package to address Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). According to The Des Moines Register, funding for PEDv was buried deep within the 1,603-page spending bill. The funding was just a small fraction of the $1.01 trillion spending bill, which was passed over the weekend. The federal government reports the […]

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