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  • Proper Hay Storage Techniques Can Increase Value, Decrease Quality Losses

    Producers who follow the proper techniques for hay storage will find their crops will retain more value and suffer fewer losses, said a beef cattle expert from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Considering that hay production is very costly, producers may want to take special care to store hay correctly to ensure it retains quality, said ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Clostridium difficile and HAIs Exposed in New Public Outreach Video

    Clostridium difficile, also known as C. diff, CDI and C. difficile, is a bacterium that may develop due to the prolonged use of antibiotics during healthcare treatment. C. diff infections cause diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis.  It is a major culprit for healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and has been increasingly identified as ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Silage Shrink Affects Feed Quality and Quantity

    When silage shrinks, producers end up with less available feed and, often, a lower quality feed. The initial dry matter (DM) losses are often of more valuable nutrients such as sugars, starches and soluble proteins. This, in turn, leads to a higher concentration of lower-value nutrients, like fiber. “Ensuring higher silage quality and conserving more of the nutrients and silage mass can ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • TUESDAY: EPA, USDA and White House to Highlight New Market-Based Water Quality Trading Program in Virginia

    On Tuesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will hold a press conference with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary (USDA) Tom Vilsack, Mike Boots of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Commonwealth of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a private investor and an Appomattox, VA farmer to recognize an innovative, market-based nutrient trading ...

  • TODAY: EPA, USDA and White House to Highlight New Market-Based Water Quality Trading Program in Virginia

    On Tuesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will hold a press conference with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary (USDA) Tom Vilsack, Mike Boots of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Commonwealth of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a private investor and an Appomattox, VA farmer to recognize an innovative, market-based nutrient trading ...

  • TUESDAY: EPA, USDA and White House to Highlight New Market-Based Water Quality Trading Program in Virginia

    On Tuesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will hold a press conference with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary (USDA) Tom Vilsack, Mike Boots of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Commonwealth of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a private investor and an Appomattox, VA farmer to recognize an innovative, market-based nutrient trading ...

  • EPA finishes lead cleanup at residence in Kent County, Michigan

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finished removing lead-contaminated soil and battery casings from a house located on Lovers Lane in rural Plainfield Township, Kent County, Michigan. EPA closed two drinking wells, laid plastic sheeting underneath the home’s crawl space, and placed grass seed, fertilizer, and hay on new, clean soil. EPA also replaced shrubs, trees, and plants ...

  • Japan & ADB to help Viet Nam improve water management and irrigation systems

    Japan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are helping Viet Nam improve its water management and modernize its irrigation systems. The Japan Special Fund, through ADB, will provide a $1 million grant to help design a project to upgrade the quality of water-related public services and improve the management of Viet Nam’s water resources used for irrigation. For its part, Viet Nam will contribute ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Cow-calf Producers: Pay Attention to Livestock Nutrition Needs, Especially After Calving

    As livestock producers move from winter feed to spring grazing, they should pay extra attention to spring-calving beef cows to make sure their nutritional needs are met, says a beef cattle expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. That could mean leading the animals away from early green grass this spring, said John Grimes, beef ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Cattle can help restore degraded soil

    Agriculture Research Service has tested cattle grazing on degraded soil to determine if the activity would have any effect on restoring depleted nutrients. During a 12 year period, 18 paddocks were used to monitor the soils response to different land management practices. In the end, the paddocks with medium to heavy grazing proved to be the best way to sequester nitrogen and carbon in the soil. ...

  • NCBA Showcases Cattle Operation’s Conservation Practices

    The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation Districts hosted an event today to highlight the successful conservation efforts by farmers and ranchers that have led to the improvement of the Chesapeake ...

  • Introducing Vermeer™ Net and Rebel™ Net from Vermeer Corporation

    Today, Vermeer Corporation introduces the newest partner in its forage product line with Vermeer brand netwrap – Vermeer™ Net, available for 4’ and 5’ balers, and Rebel™ net, designed for Vermeer Rebel® Series Balers. Featuring superior net strength for ultimate bale protection, Vermeer brand netwrap is produced in a unique green, black and white color scheme for ...


    By Vermeer

  • High-yield Harvest and Safe Storage: RKW Presents Rondotex® Round Bale Nets at EuroTier 2016

    The round bale nets are reliable, tear resistant and easy to handle: RKW presents different types of its high-quality Rondotex®  solution at the EuroTier trade fair in Hanover for the safe and efficient harvest and storage of hay, straw and silage bales. Visitors can expect to see the classics Rondotex® Evolution as well as the model ...


    By RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG

  • First 4th Generation T Series Reach Customers

    Coinciding with the launch of the new T-series in November 2014, the factory in Suolahti, Finland, began mass production of the newly developed and extensively tested tractor range. Across Europe, including in Germany, the first machines are already working on farmland and with contractors. We were present at one of the handovers, and talked to the new owners. A white T174e Direct with front ...

  • Bolivia expands watershed-based irrigation

    IDB finances construction of new infrastructure and systems for sustainably managing scarce water resources. Bolivia will build 33 community irrigation systems covering 9,000 hectares in seven Departments throughout the country under a US$34 million program financed by the Inter-American Development Bank. Drawing on lessons from past irrigation programs in Bolivia’s arid and semi-arid regions, ...

  • Vermeer receives 2013 NAEDA Dealer’s Choice Award

    In March, the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) released its 2013 Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey and inaugural Dealer’s Choice awards. Vermeer Corporation received the top overall rating in this survey and was awarded “Dealer’s Choice” in the Ag/Shortline Manufacturer category. “We are honored to have achieved the highest score in the recent ...


    By Vermeer

  • Tall fescue toxicosis and management

    Tall fescue toxicosis is one of the most devastating problems facing forage-livestock agriculture. While there is currently no cure for this costly disorder, there are proven management strategies to lessen the impact of toxicosis. A new professional guide, Tall Fescue Toxicosis and Management is now available to livestock producers and land managers who want to better understand and control ...

  • Chromatin Announces Relief Program for Sorghum Growers Hit by the Kansas-Oklahoma Fire

    Chromatin, Inc., is moving quickly to assist farmers and ranchers affected by the Anderson Creek Fire that destroyed 400,000 acres. Led by Chromatin’s Sorghum Partners® brand, this initiative will provide farmers with seed that can rapidly produce feed for livestock and ground cover to prevent soil erosion. “We are saddened to hear of the tragic damage caused by this fire to ...


    By Chromatin, Inc.

  • UF/IFAS Extension helps North Florida dairies move into grazing using a perennial grass

    North Florida dairy farmers are increasing their use of grazing and hay areas thanks to the hybrid, perennial, warm-season Tifton 85 bermudagrass, tested extensively by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Forage Extension and Research programs. Yoana Newman, an Extension Forage Specialist with the Agronomy department, described Tifton 85 as a ...

  • Small Farm Advice: Stand & Deliver

    A roadside stand is a good entry into direct-marketing your crops. In addition to earning extra income without a middleman taking a cut, it’s a good way to promote your farm and test what sells with consumers in your area. Besides the bricks and mortar (or more likely wood and nails) of your stand, consider the “intangibles” necessary to pull off a successful farm stand ...


    By AGCO Corporation

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