Monday, February 20, 2017

Even with the lower commodity prices there are opportunities available such as potential hedge profits on fall feeder cattle and summer hog marketing.
Fracking Fluid Management

Penn State University’s Marcellus center reports between 5 and 25 percent of the cost to drill and develop a shale well is in managing the fluids.

With low prices affecting most grain and livestock operations, it’s easy to find yourself financially stressed. Here are tips from experts to manage it.
soil science logos

The American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America , and the Crop Science Society of America) sent an open letter Jan. 30 to President Donald Trump, asking that he “protect and defend the scientific integrity of federal scientists.”
Money

A complaint, filed by Ronald and Joetta Hale, of Lisbon, Ohio, alleges Chesapeake Energy Corp. and others have underpaid oil and gas royalties to the tune of $9 million.

It’s difficult to tell the strength of ice simply by its appearance, its thickness, the temperature outside or whether or not it’s covered with snow.
Cattle on pasture.

Dairy graziers gather for annual conference, learn about what it takes to maintain a good pasture.

Taken from more than 22,000 miles away, GOES-16 offers rapid and striking imagery of the planet and its weather, giving researchers an unprecedented look for weather forecast applications.
holstein record Ever-Green-View My Gold-ET

A Holstein cow in Wisconsin, Ever-Green-View My Gold-ET, has set a new single-lactation national milk production record: a 365-day record of 77,480 pounds of milk.

We can restore our rural communities by supporting local food systems, investing in the local economy and participating in community building activities.
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