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Alfalfa breeding programs have produced alfalfa cultivars withstanding adverse winters. However, management practices are the main mitigation mechanism to reduce ice sheets and frost heaving injury to the alfalfa stand.
Research results will help soybean producers maximize income in 2023 despite high input costs.
Grocery shoppers could soon find fewer rib-eye steaks or chicken breasts with a “Made in the USA” label on the package if a new rule proposed by the Biden administration goes into effect.
Varying degrees of drought across the state have caused cool-season grasses to grow a little later than usual this year, and Oklahoma State University Extension specialists have received reports of bloat in calves grazing wheat and other small grain pastures.
While dairy export growth is good news for the U.S. and Idaho dairy industry, he added, current farm-level dairy prices are not doing so well right now.
Recurring drought calls for forage producers to get back to the basics of farming, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Terry Halleran.
Texas A&M AgriLife research indicates water-efficiency and highly digestible fiber is possible
"Fertilizer prices are coming down, which is good," Lazarus said.
Sleep is crucial for the daily functioning of life on the farm
From robotics, AI, autonomy and farm equipment to fertilizer, soil sampling, soil health, livestock fertility and more, the Precision Agriculture Digital Digest covers it all.
Farmers are being cautioned about the deadly consequences of lead poisoning when turning out livestock this spring. Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has warned that discarded or fly-tipped materials, such as car and electric fence batteries, can pose a real risk to freshly turned-out livestock as they explore their new surroundings. When ingested, lead can cause […]
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Police forces are cracking down on tractor-trailers travelling on roads with unsecured bulk loads. Greater Manchester Police’s road traffic team posted a photo on social media of a green tractor transporting a blue trailer overloaded with manure. A police motorcyclist spotted the trailer with an unsecured load on Bury New Road, Manchester, on 15 March. […]
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The value of Scottish food exports reached a new all-time high in 2022 as the agri-food sector and government stepped up efforts to grow foreign markets. Overseas sales of Scottish food totalled more than £1.9bn during the year, according to HMRC figures, up 13% on the previous year. Scottish rural affairs secretary Mairi Gougeon welcomed […]
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Cattle farmers in Northern Ireland have been warned not to miss TB test dates during a switchover to a new information and data collection system this summer. The Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (Daera) has announced TB testing will be restricted to reactor herds during this three-week period, to allow veterinary officials time […]
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Thirsty farm pickups are now expensive to run, so it might pay to invest in a nippy two-wheel drive van for regular mud-free errands. The choice is wide and the prices relatively low, as demonstrated in our round-up of the sub-£8,000 options. See also: How Yomper 4×4 transforms Suzuki Jimnys into farm pickups Ford Transit Connect […]
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High fertiliser prices are focusing minds on improving nutrient use, and two northern growers who successfully trimmed rates last year recognise the greater challenge this season. Hutchinsons Helix East co-ordinator and crop nutrition specialist Rob Jewers says tests suggest the soil nitrogen supply is back to more typical levels for spring, compared with 2022. See […]
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Sheep breeders are selling rams with parasite resistance attributes after finding 35% heritability for the trait through a blood test. And growing numbers of commercial sheep farmers are seeking rams with high estimated breeding values (EBVs) for parasite resistance to cut dosing and lower their farm’s worm burden. See also: Sheep blindness warning issued on […]
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In this episode, farm leader Minette Batters has condemned unacceptable behaviour in UK agriculture – including at work and work-related events. It comes after a woman at last month’s NFU conference in Birmingham deliberately avoided sitting near her NFU county chairman so he couldn’t “lean all over her.” Other women in agriculture have since come […]
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The journey to net zero is set to shape the agricultural sector over the coming decades. Farmers are beginning to feel the impact of ambitious international agreements to tackle the dual crisis of climate change and nature loss, which are filtering into UK agricultural policy and supply chain requirements. Against a backdrop of rising prices […]
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Our Farming with Nature programme was launched in 2021 to more than 7,000 produce and livestock M&S Select Farms in the UK. Its aim is to help our Select Farmers become more resilient to the environmental challenges they face. As part of this programme, we have established a network of 19 Indicator and Innovation farms […]
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