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Steve Skelton: Overcoming tragedy to keep farm going

"Although I’d grown up on the farm, and farming was all I’d really ever known, I hadn’t been involved in the business end of it," says Mississippi farmer Steve Skelton. "When an accident incapacitated my father, I was suddenly faced with doing it all."

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Weather market in cotton – could be a volatile ride

Cotton is truly a weather market, so expect volatility until the effects of a possible El Nino and dry weather in Texas are known.

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Pork Checkoff Updates Youth PQA Plus® Program

New online certification tool offers broader appeal to young learners

Cargill Gives $150,000 to National Pork Board for PEDV Feed Research

As the first anniversary of confirmation of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in the United States nears, the National Pork Board continues to build an arsenal of information based on its nearly $2 million in Pork Checkoff-funded research funded to date.

Animal-based Research for PEDV Virus and Porcine Deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) Request for Proposals 2014

The National Pork Board has issued its targeted call for research proposals addressing targeted issues associated with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV). Please note, this is an emergency RFP with a significantly abbreviated timeline.

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 1 Percent

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 212 million eggs in incubators during the week ending April 12, 2014, up 1 percent from a year ago.

Bayer Fluency Agent – Facts for 2014 Planting Season

There continues to be some mixed messaging going on in terms of when and where Bayer Fluency Agent must be used this growing season.

Third-World Farmers Getting Southwestern Ontario Help

A Southwestern Ontario farm service company and some volunteers are teaming up to help third-world farmers increase their yields by using modern techniques.

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show Preparations Underway and Deadlines Approaching

The team behind Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) is finishing its winter trade show promotional events this week and will now be in full preparation mode for this year’s event. After all, today marks exactly five months until COFS officially opens on Tuesday September 9, 2014.

Report Highlights Success of the Canadian Agriculture Sector in 2012

An Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System 2014, a report released today by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), shows the strength of the agriculture and agri-food sector's contribution to Canada's economy.

Soybean Futures Prices Continue to March Higher

Ag Markets Review & Closing Futures Prices

Measured Approach to Risk Management Recommended Heading Toward Summer

The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services is recommending a measured approach to risk management heading toward the summer to protect profitability.

CanFax launches cattle market app

CanFax has developed the first domestic cattle market smart phone application built specifically for Canadian cattle market information.

Farmland Prices Moved Skyward in '13

Strong crop receipts in the first half of last year, surging cattle prices

Glyphosate Resistant Kochia Confirmed

Manitoba's first instances of glyphosate resistance in weeds have been

Fertilizer Shortage Affecting MB Farmers

Some farmers who pre-booked nitrogen fertilizer supplies for this spring

The Quota Fight that Never Was

Kemptville College’s dairy quota is in the hands of Dairy Farmers of Ontario.

Animal Care Assessment Program for Dairy Cattle

The Animal Care Assessment Program (ACAP) for dairy cattle is being

Canola Meal in Grow Finish Pig Diets

Research into using canola meal in grow finish pig diets

2014 Pulse Acreage Expected to Increase

By now most farmers know what they’re going to seed. To find out

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