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$10 Million Grant Funds Research to Turn Biomass and Manure into Fuel

A new federal grant will fund a research team led by Iowa State University, Penn State and Roeslein Alternative Energy to develop new methods of turning biomass and manure into fuel. The five-year, $10 million grant from the USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture will fund the Consortium for Cultivating Human and Natural reGenerative Enterprise (C-CHANGE)…

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Dr. Thomson’s Top Reasons to Attend Farm Journal Field Days

Dan Thomson, DVM and chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University, is excited to invite you to Farm Journal Field Days, the new online farm show from Farm Journal. Why should you attend? It’s got something for everyone, no matter the role in agriculture, he says. Check out his other top…

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Steiner: Red Meat And Poultry Production “Fully Recovered”

U.S. red meat and poultry production has “fully recovered” from the disruptions earlier this spring caused by the coronavirus pandemic. That’s the conclusion of Steiner Consulting Group following an analysis of June production data showing combined beef, pork, chicken and turkey production was estimated at 9.046 billion pounds, an increase of 8.2% over June of…

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Brahman-Type Cattle May Require Less Nitrogen

A recently funded Texas A&M AgriLife study will determine differences in nitrogen requirements between Brahman type cattle and other cattle. Measuring these differences may allow cattle producers to reduce the protein in cattle diets by allowing for precise diet formulations. “Implementation of precision diet formulation in cattle diets can be the answer to producing a…

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20 Ways Climate Impacts Agriculture

Building trust in food begins with empowering farmers through one of the largest and most diverse conservation- and sustainability-focused public-private partnerships in our nation’s history: America’s Conservation Ag Movement. To find the latest news and resources related to the Movement, visit AgWeb.com/ACAM. Drought. Floods. Early frost. Heat waves. Everyone knows agricultural production is highly sensitive to…

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Agri Beef Announces Plans For New Idaho Packing Plant

Agri Beef, Boise, ID, announced Friday it plans to open a packing plant in Jerome, ID, that will process 500 head per day. The announcement was made at the Jerome airport and reported by MagicValley.com. The Jerome plant will operate as True West Beef and employ 400 workers. Agri Beef already operates Washington Beef located…

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USDA Sec. Perdue Confirms Participation in Farm Journal Field Days

Farm Journal Press Release: Lenexa, Kan., (July 28, 2020) – Farm Journal today announced that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is confirmed to participate in its groundbreaking Farm Journal Field Days™ event, set for August 25-27.   Secretary Perdue will discuss the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda at Farm Journal Field Days…

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Cash For Water Creates Win-Win For Ranchers, Consumers

Water is the lifeblood of hay production and using less is risky in southwest Wyoming, where ranchers are lucky to get one high-quality cutting of hay a year. But that is exactly what Eric and April Barnes decided to do, after being asked by Trout Unlimited (TU) to participate in a four-year, water-management initiative called…

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NCBA Adopts Cattle Marketing Policy

A capacity crowd of cattle producers worked for more than six hours Wednesday to identify a policy that would help resolve concerns about live cattle marketing issues and lead the industry to more robust price discovery. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Live Cattle Marketing Committee considered several proposals, each aimed at encouraging greater volumes of cash…

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