CARBONDALE — Tony Snow uses his sense of smell to determine the quality of hay. He also depends on his cows’ sense of taste.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Inspired by the popular “USDA organic” label, House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients.
DES MOINES (AP) — Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue that’s long bothered activists but is little known to consumers: the removal of budding horn tissue from calves so farm workers or other animals don’t get gored later.
FREEPORT, Ill. — To ensure a proper diet for dairy animals, producers need to have high-quality forage.
Majority of young farmers use social media as platforms for outreach
MADISON, Wis. — Raising healthy calves and heifers takes skill. The best in the business wear several hats — from financial strategists and market forecasters to animal caregivers and employee managers.
LEXINGTON — David James, an Illinois State University animal science student, is all in when it comes to learning about the cattle business.
Estrus in dairy cattle is hard to detect.
BREESE, Ill. — Farming has become very centered around technology.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 23,000 of the nation's dairy operations — over half of all dairy farms — have enrolled in the new safety-net program known as the Margin Protection Program created by the 2014 farm bill, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Jan. 12.