NEWS & RESOURCES

March 16, 2018

Don’t Waste Manure—Calibrate Liquid Applicators

Manure offers many soil health benefits and nutrients for crop production. Pork producers need to retain as much value as possible from manure applications to keep balance sheets in the black during expansion. The key is to know exactly how much manure you are applying. Federal and state regulations require manure management plans, but farmers should also responsibly measure manure application rates…

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March 15, 2018

Striking a Balance with Cover Crops and Grazing

On his west-central Missouri farm, Kyle Grumke and his father Ross employ cover crops on every one of their 550 owned acres. It’s a practice Ross scoffed at in the beginning but five years in he sees the pay-off in better soil health and an additional feed source for the family’s cattle. Caught somewhere in the middle of conventional and…

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March 15, 2018

Traceability Could Open New Markets

Indigo Ag Inc., is launching an on-farm storage program for U.S. farmers to enable identity preservation of corn, soybeans, cotton, wheat and rice. Here’s how it works: Indigo partners with farmers to store and monitor harvested grain. The company will lease existing bags or bins to store grain earmarked for the program or finance grain-bagging systems at no upfront cost…

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March 15, 2018

New Study Quantifies Animal Health Industry’s Contributions

A comprehensive new study, “The Economic and Social Contributions of the Animal Health Industry,” documents the value provided by companies that produce animal medicines and the important role they play in the U.S. economy and beyond. The results are clear: in its work to improve the health of nearly 10 billion companion and food-producing animals, the animal health industry contributes…

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March 15, 2018

Fertilizer Industry Donates $6M to 4R Research

The North American fertilizer industry pledged $6 million to fund research to strengthen fertilizer best management practices and reduce nutrient loss to the environment. The industry hopes the donation can be leveraged with public sector dollars to develop further funding. “While the industry is heavily invested in research through the 4R Research Fund, we need to leverage these dollars with…

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March 13, 2018

Nitrogen Deficiency Technology Makes Jump

New technology directly distinguishes nitrogen issues with greater discrimination than current remote sensing techniques. Developed by the University of Minnesota (UM), Sentera has licensed the technology for UAV use. UM’s technology detects nitrogen stress using computer vision techniques that recognize characteristic features on plant leaves. Sentera will integrate the capability into the FieldAgent platform and begin field trials in 2018. Commercial introduction is projected…

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March 13, 2018

Keep Your Landlord Informed

By viewing landowners as partners, the planting season can go more smoothly and you can plan ahead with greater success. All it takes is regular conversation. “I make sure my landlords are aware of basic needs of the landscape as we try to work forward toward a profit,” says Tim Palmer, who farms mostly rented ground near Truro in south-central…

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March 12, 2018

Nitrogen Deficiency Technology Makes Jump

New technology directly distinguishes nitrogen issues with greater discrimination than current remote sensing techniques. Developed by the University of Minnesota (UM), Sentera has licensed the technology for UAV use. UM’s technology detects nitrogen stress using computer vision techniques that recognize characteristic features on plant leaves. Sentera will integrate the capability into the FieldAgent platform and begin field trials in 2018. Commercial introduction is projected…

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March 12, 2018

Russia Tries to Influence GMO Perception

More than two decades after the first genetically modified (GMO) crops were introduced, criticism and skepticism of GMOs continues to run high. Distrust of foods made with GMO crops persists despite numerous studies that show they are actually no less healthy for humans and even better for cows than non-GMO produced feed and food. After reviewing more than 900 studies…

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March 9, 2018

Notable Quotes from Pork Forum

Here are some quotes from the National Pork held in Kansas City last week. The forum includes the annual meetings of the National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council, press conferences and producer update sessions. Porkbusiness.com will have more coverage in the future, but the following excerpts give you a flavor of some of the topics discussed. Pig…

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