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American Farmland Trust Partners with Smithfield Brand, Farmland to Save the Land that Sustains Us

Today, American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food®, announces its partnership with Farmland, maker of high-quality, popular consumer goods such as bac... Read More

Banding Challenge

QUESTION: Last fall, we banded a bull and later found we missed one testicle. We rebanded him, and he became lame on one leg. He fell over and just laid there. We cut the band after about 5 minutes, but he died an hour later. What do you think happe... Read More

Turkey Prices at Ten Year Low

Ahead of Thanksgiving, turkey prices have hit a ten-year low. A report by Purdue University estimates turkey prices this year for Thanksgiving will average $1.45 per pound. Jayson Lusk, a professor and department head of Purdue's Department of Agr... Read More

Field to Market, Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN announce new capability for farmers to quantify stewardship

DENVER/PRNewswire/ -- Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture and Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN announced the forthcoming availability of Field to Market's sustainability metrics within the new Truterra™ Insights Engine from Land O'Lakes ... Read More

Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the first foods ... Read More

R-CALF USA Substantiates Claims the NCBA calls

 In a recent statement, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) took exception to claims made by R-CALF USA regarding its beef checkoff litigation, calling those claims "phony allegations." R-CALF USA's CEO Bill Bullard stated in their... Read More

National Pork Board and U.S. Meat Export Federation to Partner on Pork 2040

DES MOINES, IOWA – Nov. 13, 2018 – The National Pork Board, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that they will engage in a foresight-based marketing study called Pork 2040. The stu... Read More

Budweiser Clydesdales to no longer train in New Hampshire

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — Anheuser-Busch says the famed Budweiser Clydesdales will no longer train in New Hampshire. The brewing company says the horse training facility at the Merrimack brewery is being relocated to a state-of-the-art breeding fac... Read More

Turkey Countdown: Only a Few Days Left to Get Your Perfect Bird for Thanksgiving

WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans consume approximately 46 million turkeys at Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation (NTF). With Thanksgiving earlier than normal, most people will have their Thanksgiving turkey... Read More

Antibiotic Stewardship: A Conscious Choice for U.S. Pig Farmers

DES MOINES, IOWA – Nov. 12, 2018 – America’s 60,000 pig farmers remain committed to using antibiotics responsibly as they take steps each day on doing what’s right for the health of people, pigs and the planet. In recognition of the 2018 U.S.... Read More

California Animal Activists Face Felony Charges after Chicken Theft

Back in September, six animal activists were arrested for stealing chickens from a poultry farm in Sonoma County, California. The industry website MeatingPlace.com says they now face felony burglary, theft, and trespassing charges. The six people ... Read More