ERS forecasts lower soybean production, prices into 2019
Soybean growers are facing the prospect of lower prices paid for their product because of Chinese tariffs and other issues, according to the latest Oil Crops Outlook, a monthly report from the USDA's Economic Research Service.
Veterinarian dies in silage pile collapse at SW Michigan farm
A farm safety expert says nobody should be allowed to be at the bottom of large outdoor silage piles without overhead protections, following the death of a dairy veterinarian from an avalanche of the feed.
Agricultural tech leading the way at U of I Research Park
Agriculture-based technical startups are leading the way in new businesses choosing to locate at the University of Illinois Research Park in Champaign, the business incubator’s associate director told attendees of the recent WILLAg.org Farm Assets Conference.
Trade, midterms review head up Indiana Ag Policy meeting
“Eventful” doesn’t seem adequate to cover the state of news affecting U.S. agriculture in 2018, so the Indiana Corn/Soy groups did their best to try to decompress and review the year’s highlights with farmer members at their Ag Policy Forum in Lebanon Nov. 27.
Seven million pounds of beef recalled under JBS expansion
JBS Tolleson, a division of Brazil’s JBS, is expanding an Oct. 4 beef recall by more than 5.1 million pounds. This brings the total amount to 12 million pounds the company has recalled because of salmonella concerns.
Just a few years ago, U.S. swine farmers were dealing with a rash of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) cases, to the extent that in 2014 USDA imposed a rule for any positive diagnoses to be reported to a producer’s state and for the producer to craft a mandatory herd management plan going forward.