Invest in Health: Setting your Calves up for Success

Sabrina Halvorson Cattle

By Will Jordan Setting a calf up for success immunologically starts early and starts at home. We caught up with Dan Skruggs, Cattle Technical Services Veterinarian for Zoetis during the recent Cattle Industry Convention in New Orleans. Skruggs shared his insight on preventive measures that can be taken against respiratory disease in your calves at home. Listen to Will Jordan’s interview …

Death Tax Repeal Act Introduced in U.S. Senate

Sabrina Halvorson Agri-Business, Legislative

Something we’ve talked many times about over the years is the Estate Tax, or as many know it as, the Death Tax. It has been a top issue for agriculture groups and has been discussed in our nation’s capital various times. And, it’s being discussed again, as last week Senator John Thune (R-SD) and 40 colleagues reintroduced legislation to permanently repeal …


Dairy Farm Innovations Yield Environmental Benefits

Sabrina Halvorson This Land of Ours

Dairy farms around the nation are becoming more efficient. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. From parlor to pasture, many advances in dairy farm management are helping drive up dairy farm efficiency in North America, and that helps drive down environmental impact. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers issued a report titled “Environmental Benefits of Modern Dairy, Hay, and …

Alabama Cattle Producers Can Apply for a Black Vulture Depredation Permit

Sabrina Halvorson Alabama, Cattle

Black Vultures have had an impact on Alabama’s livestock, especially when it comes to cattle around calving season. On April 1, a new program through the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) officially started. Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Executive Vice President, Erin Beasley, is pleased producers now can apply for a Black Vulture Depredation Permit. It’s been noted that Black Vulture depredation rates have increased across …

Last Chance to Pre-Register for Florida Grower Citrus Show is Friday

Sabrina Halvorson Citrus, Florida Grower Citrus Show

The last chance to preregister for the Florida Grower Citrus Show is Friday, April 7, at 12:00pm Eastern. The show itself will be held Thursday, April 13 starting at 8:00am with registration and breakfast, with the General Session starting at 9am. Then the lunch break will run from 11:10am – 2:00pm where the Tailgate Party will take place. The Florida Grower Citrus …

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Study Demonstrates Red Meat Exports’ Value to Corn and Soybean Industries

Sabrina Halvorson Agri-Business, Beef

A record value of beef and pork exports brought significant returns to the U.S. corn and soybean industries in 2022, according to an independent study conducted by World Perspectives, Inc. and released by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). U.S. pork and beef exports contributed an estimated total economic impact of 15% per bushel to the value of corn and 13% per …