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USA continues to battle avian flu

More than 40 million birds are affected by avian flu, causing an increase in egg prices

New shortcut speeds online acreage reporting

Planting in the province is progressing well and Agricorp wants to remind customers to report their acres within ten days of planting or by the crop deadline, whichever comes first.

Weekly Livestock Market Update

First off today, as we do every Monday, we get the latest on the livestock markets.

Preparing For Summer Grazing

Still with livestock, an Alberta Agriculture specialist says if dry conditions persist, there’s a chance pastures will run out much earlier than normal.

Latest Crop Report

The latest crop report is now available.

Central Ontario Crop Consultant’s Meeting

A tremendous amount of field work has taken place over the past couple of weeks. Corn planting is 90-95% complete, soybean planting is 70% complete.

Seeding Continues Above Average

Dry conditions across the province have allowed seeding to continue at an above-average pace.

Stripe Rust Receding In Some Areas

On May 20, 2015, seven fields in the counties of Warner, Forty Mile and Cardston were surveyed for stripe rust.

AFC Launches New Website

The Agriculture and Food Council (AFC) has a new website that aims to maximize the exchange of information for members and other visitors.

Research Demonstrates Feasibility of Automating Washing of Swine Transport Vehicles

Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc suggest technology commonly used to clean up waste in other industries followed by a combination of disinfectants and heat can reduce the amount of time and water required to clean and disinfect trailers used to transport swine.

St. Norbert Farmers' Market Open For Season

The St. Norbert Farmers' Market is now open for the season.

CCA Urges Repeal Of COOL In US

Days after the WTO released its fourth and final ruling against Country of Origin Label (COOL); United States legislators put a new bill forward to have the legislation repealed.

NPPC President Ron Prestage Statement On Walmart Commitment To Responsible Farming

The National Pork Producers Council applauds Walmart’s commitment, announced today, to sustainable and responsible farming, which America’s pork producers make every day.

Military and farming

During World War II, farming played an important role and current veterans have agriculture opportunities after their service has ended

Pickup trucks for farmers

When buying a truck, farmers need to think about if it suits their needs and if they’ll use it outside of the farm

AgriLife Extension, Texas Beef Council To Conduct Beef 706 Program In Alpine

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Texas Beef Council, and Sul Ross State University will conduct Beef 706, a free quality assurance program organizers say is designed to help growers raise a safe, top quality product for the consumer.

US Cattle On Feed Up 1 Percent, Better Than Expected Placements "Friendly News"

The latest cattle on feed report shows herd expansion is underway in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Friday, the number of cattle on feed in the U.S. totaled 10.64 million head as of May first.

A Growing Female Presence Among Rural Veterans Is Likely To Continue

The demographics of rural veterans are shifting as newly separated cohorts of younger veterans replace older veterans, and an increasing number of women serve and retire from the military.

Imports Make Up A Growing Share Of U.S. Fresh Vegetable Supplies

U.S. production of fresh vegetables has grown over the past several decades, but domestic consumption has grown even faster, reflecting an expanding population and higher per capita use

New Android App Helps Rice Growers Plan Efficient Irrigation

A new mobile app developed at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may help rice growers save time, money and natural resources throughout Arkansas — and beyond.

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