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STD Awareness Month Doesn’t Just Apply to Humans

April is STD Awareness Month, and cows should not be left out of the conversation. Trichomoniasis, or trich, is a sexually transmitted disease that has the ability to cut a calf crop in half,...

National Sorghum Producers Predicts More Acres than USDA Estimate

The Prospective Planting report released this week by the Department of Agriculture indicates an 11 percent increase in sorghum acres for 2020. However, National Sorghum Producers says there is greater opportunity for increased sorghum...

Made in China

For the last year and a half we have talked a lot about China.  A LOT! First it was the trade war, then African Swine Fever, then the signing of the Phase 1 trade...

USDA Releases Perspective Plantings Report

Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 97.0 million acres of corn in 2020, up eight percent from last year. The Agriculture Department's National Agricultural Statistics Survey released its Prospective...

Farm Journal Releases Poll on COVID-19 Impact

A poll by Farm Journal shows farmers and ranchers are concerned about uncertainty in commodity markets, the financial stability of their businesses, and the health of their families, and their workforce. The poll gaged...

DOT and EPA Issue Final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule

The Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency released final emissions rules Tuesday. The agencies will change the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule setting corporate fuel economy and CO2 emissions standards, known as CAFÉ...

NASS to Host Virtual Annual USDA Data Users’ Meeting

The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will host its annual USDA Data Users’ Meeting virtually later this month. The event is one of many that have opted to go virtual amid the...

DFA Named Winning Bidder for Dean Foods Assets

Dean Foods announced Tuesday Dairy Farmers of America as the winning bidder to acquire a substantial portion of Dean Foods' business operations. In a statement, Dean Foods says, "We ran a competitive auction process...

USDA Says Farmers will Plant 97 Million Acres of Corn in 2020

Corn planted area for all purposes in 2020 is estimated at 97.0 million acres, up 8 percent or 7.29 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected to be...

Consumers Increase Online Grocery Orders During Outbreak

Consumers are ordering more goods and groceries online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grocery Dive, a web-based grocery industry publication, reports 31 percent of U.S. households have used online grocery services over the past month....

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