Animal diseases can cause serious social, economic and environmental damage, impact on animal welfare and in some cases directly threaten human health. These diseases ignore borders. Livestock provides one third of huma
After several years of discussion, "sustainability" in beef production still means different things to different people. To some, the pastoral image of small herds grazing extensive pastures with minimal inp
We've all seen the process: As towns and suburbs swallow up farmland, the population of once-rural counties becomes less supportive of agriculture, resulting in regulatory barriers to farm expansion or creation of
For animal health officials, producers and veterinarians, a timely, coordinated and effective response to a multi-state animal health emergency is imperative to supporting the continuity of business that food animal ind
Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have published a new study that demonstrates that agricultural conservation practices in the upper Mississippi River watershed can reduce
Brian Krienke, soils Extension educator, University of Nebraska, has posted a Q&A article examining these questions and other crop fertility and crop nutrient concerns farmers may be having in the Midwest right now.
Small ag startups just got the chance to make it big. According to The New York Times, major seed companies such as Bayer and Syngenta are backing a new effort dedicated to speeding the development of crop technology.
A $2.1 million grant will help Iowa State University plant scientists to study how corn responds to environmental stress at the genetic level. The three-year grant, awarded by the National Science Foundation, could set
The USDA this week announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized b
A study conducted by Pipestone Applied Research (PAR) says the initial Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) arrived from China. Pipestone Applied Research replicated a study of pork inputs carrying the virus and found
The FDA recently released its 2014-2015 Retail Meat Interim Report, summarizing data from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). The report focuses specifically on salmonella, one of the most c
The latest dispute to blow up around the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concerns glyphosate, an ingredient in one of the world's most widely-used herbicides, Roundup, made by Monsanto.
When an opportunity arose for Corey Hillebo to return to the farm, he was determined to do things right and see it last. Transitioning back to farming was not a clear-cut path for the Polk County native. Although Hilleb