Promising a new era in consumer awareness of the U.S. Department of Agriculture organic seal, backers of the proposed organic research and promotion order say it could raise more than $30 million a year for research, tec
A South Dakota State University animal science researcher is one of nine scientists nationwide to receive the inaugural New Innovator in Food Agriculture and Research Award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture R
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