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Cornell student will live her thesis: Bringing insurance to Kenyan farmers

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

ITHACA, N.Y. — In the arid, dusty Marsabit region of northern Kenya, most people rely on livestock — for food, milk and income — to survive. So when a drought hits the already desertlike area and plants and animals begin to die, the entire population is at risk of famine. And because northern Kenya experiences […]

Feeding citrus could reduce salmonella in livestock

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

DALLAS — The essential oils in orange peel and pulp kill E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella, according to research presented at the 2010 Beef Industry Safety Summit. Lead researcher Todd Callaway with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service found that dietary orange peel and pulp reduced Salmonella populations in the intestinal tract of sheep. Callaway expects the […]

Modified gestation stalls improve sow well-being

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — Slight modifications to sow gestation stalls may provide answers to one of the most controversial issues facing the swine industry. Many companies and large swine operations are pulling sows out of gestation stalls and moving them to group housing. While group housing works, research at the U of I shows this practice […]

FAPRI report: Will livestock sector be the tide that lifts the farm economy ship?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

WASHINGTON — The livestock sector can lead the agricultural economy to higher net farm income, assuming the farm economy benefits from a recovering general U.S. economy. That analysis tops a 2010 baseline report prepared by the University of Missouri Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute delivered to the U.S. Congress March 9. Possibilities, if… The […]

Leave the American farmer alone

Monday, March 8, 2010

Editor: Fellow farmers and future farmers, anyone involved in the agricultural industry and anyone who claims to be an American. I am writing this letter, because I am fed up with regulations, rules and every government entity trying to find reasons to regulate everything but what needs to be regulated. This anger pertains to the […]

United States farm exports dip 23 percent

Monday, March 8, 2010

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — United States exports of agricultural-related machinery totaled nearly $8 billion in 2009, a 23-percent drop compared to the previous year, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. The association trade group consolidates United States Commerce Department data for off-road equipment with other sources into quarterly export trend reports. “Our manufacturers operate in […]

White-nose syndrome strikes W.Va. bat caves

Friday, March 5, 2010

One of West Virginia’s most known bat caves has white-nose syndrome.

Light inspires energy-efficient building design

Thursday, March 4, 2010

GOLDEN, Colo. — Artists find inspiration in many ways. But for the artists (architects and researchers) working collaboratively to create the most energy efficient office space in the U.S., the inspiration was simply light. In fact, light and the access to light turned out to be a top factor when designing the U.S. Department of […]

Boy Scouts are right: It’s better to be prepared

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Don’t wait until you need it, to buy a generator or get your old one running.

Vacation with us … Hemminger/Keck

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dan Hemminger of Alvada, Ohio, and Karen Keck of Saxonburg, Pa., took Farm and Dairy along with them when they visited Hell, Mich., recently.

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