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MU meats judging team has top 10 finish in Denver
The University of Missouri meat judging team placed seventh in the National Western Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest at the 2014 National Western Stock Show in Denver.
Selecting lighting for farm facilities
Indoor lighting for farm facilities is critical to safe and efficient production. Lighting systems should be designed to meet minimum lighting requirements in the most energy efficient and economical manner.
Farmers have numerous choices regarding types of lighting for facilities.
China rejects 545K tons of U.S. corn
BEIJING (AP) — China has rejected 545,000 tons of imported U.S. corn found to contain an unapproved genetically modified strain, the country's product safety agency announced.
Farm bill takes aim at state animal welfare laws
The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests.
Renewable fuel standard change would hurt farmers, group says
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumetric requirements.
USDA issues CRP, Direct and ACRE payments
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA has begun distributing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) annual rental payments to participants across the country.
USDA site is back, but reports may be delayed
With the federal budget impasse ended, USDA is back to work but it may take some time for regularly scheduled agriculture commodity reports to be issued, the agency said Thursday.
Donate to South Dakota Rancher’s Relief Fund
South Dakota Cattlemen's Association, South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and South Dakota Sheep Growers Association established the South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund Oct. 8, 2013 with the Black Hills Area Community Foundation to provide support and relief assistance to those in the agriculture industry impacted by the blizzard of Oct. 4-7, 2013.
Despite shutdown, ag industry moves forward
Uncertainty looms across the United States as to when the government shutdown will end, and this uncertainty has troubled the agricultural industry and those wanting to make trading decisions for their crops and livestock.
Coming up dry: Study focuses on groundwater
If current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas will be depleted in 50 years. But immediately reducing water use could extend the aquifer's lifetime and increase net agricultural production through the year 2110.
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