The combination of poor margins for row crops and the threat of continued dry conditions are prompting many producers to re-evaluate cropping plans. Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist, encourages them to consider crops like sorghum which require fewer inputs and use water more efficiently.
Insurance isn’t available to protect cattle as it does crops, but livestock producers can take steps to “insure” the success of their operations.
That “insurance” is part management and part product/protocol selection, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist Gerald Stokka and beef cattle specialist Carl Dahlen.
This spring might have provided the perfect weather for calving, but the lack of moisture out on the range has cattle producers worried about forage production this growing season, says Pete Bauman, South Dakota State University Extension range field specialist.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent blending targets for the country's renewable fuels program to the White House for review ahead of a fast-approaching June 1 deadline for publicly releasing its proposal, according to industry sources.
Angus cattle bring more at the auction than their contemporaries of other breeds. Steve Suther, director of Industry Information for the Certified Angus Beef®(CAB) brand, discusses the results of the most recent “Here’s the Premium” study.
One of the things we’ve quickly learned as first-term members is the Legislature has a long history of acting quickly and in a bipartisan fashion to help Minnesotans facing natural disasters and emergencies.
An Indian state minister who heads the farmers’ wing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party has drawn flak from the opposition for branding as “cowards” some farmers who committed suicide after unseasonal rains destroyed their crops.
Tumbling global corn prices have raised the prospect of a pickup in imports by China, the world’s second-largest consumer, as a widening discount to high domestic prices makes full-duty imports more economic.
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