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Bill would create labels for nonmodified foods

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.

April 03, 2015 8:00 am(0)

Dairy farms asked to consider breeding polled cows

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.

April 01, 2015 10:00 pm(0)
Forage cues, Producer offers tips on balage management

Forage cues, Producer offers tips on balage management

FREEPORT, Ill. — To ensure a proper diet for dairy animals, producers need to have high-quality forage.

March 28, 2015 7:00 am Photos

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Study finds young farmers concerned about adequate land

Study finds young farmers concerned about adequate land

Majority of young farmers use social media as platforms for outreach

March 25, 2015 9:00 pm Photos

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Dairy conference agenda set to cover market trends, calf health, farm tours

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.

March 13, 2015 8:00 am Related

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Students dirty boots, earn new skills

Students dirty boots, earn new skills

LEXINGTON — David James, an Illinois State University animal science student, is all in when it comes to learning about the cattle business.

March 12, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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New tech monitors cow movement for estrus

New tech monitors cow movement for estrus

Estrus in dairy cattle is hard to detect.

March 12, 2015 4:00 am(0)
Auto ag, Robotic milking, auto steer alter course of careers in agriculture

Auto ag, Robotic milking, auto steer alter course of careers in agriculture

BREESE, Ill. — Farming has become very centered around technology.

February 26, 2015 3:00 am Photos

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More than half of dairy producers enroll in new protection program

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.

January 21, 2015 1:25 pm(0)