Smaller plates help reduce food waste in campus dining halls

Smaller plates help reduce food waste in campus dining halls

Food waste is a major problem in the U.S., and young adults are among the worst culprits. Many of them attend college or university and live on campus, making dining halls a prime target for waste reduction efforts. And a simple intervention can make a big difference, a University of…
Prairie Land to reduce immediate impact of electrical emergency

Prairie Land to reduce immediate impact of electrical emergency

NORTON, KS 3-03-2021— News reports about astronomical electricity bills have Prairie Land Electric members fearing how much the energy emergencies in February will increase their bill. While power purchase bills have not yet been assessed, Prairie Land is anticipating the costs to be exponential. No matter the amount, Prairie Land…
ELD delay for livestock haulers provides extended flexibility through Sept. 30

ELD delay for livestock haulers provides extended flexibility through Sept. 30

The Electronic logging device has been a cause for concern within the livestock industry since it was introduced in 2012.  According to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the ELD is currently in a delay phase through Sept. 30, 2021.  The current delay includes the 150 air-mile exemption.  Current federal law…
Impact of soy foods on brain health

Impact of soy foods on brain health

Scientists have been studying the effects of soy isoflavones on cognitive function, memory and depression.  According to U.S. Soy, incorporating soyfoods into the diet is consistent with current health trends and food trends emphasizing the value of plant-based foods. Soyfoods made from U.S.-grown soybeans provide a supply of high-quality protein,…
Optimism in beef industry fueled by strong demand

Optimism in beef industry fueled by strong demand

Despite pandemic disruptions, consumer demand for beef at home and around the globe remained strong in 2020. CattleFax says that trend will continue in 2021 and beyond, especially as foodservice operations begin to fully reopen. The data was presented during the recent Cattle Industry Convention Winter Reboot. The strong demand,…
Farm Bureau supports cattle market transparency

Farm Bureau supports cattle market transparency

The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in America’s cattle markets. AFBF supports the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021, sponsored by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). The bill focuses on ensuring robust regionally negotiated cash trade and providing producers with…
John Deere launches See & Spray™ Select for sprayers

John Deere launches See & Spray™ Select for sprayers

John Deere has introduced See & Spray™ Select, the first commercially available John Deere machine factory-equipped with this advanced spraying technology. Farmers can use See & Spray Select, installed on a John Deere Sprayer, to minimize input costs and only spray weeds when they are detected. This technology makes it…