Iowa vets tracing piglet tremors to virus dating back nearly 100 years
Iowa State University veterinary researchers have pinpointed the cause of a mysterious disease that makes piglets involuntarily shake, using new DNA sequencing techniques to trace the tremors to a virus dating back nearly 100 years.
Kentucky is home to nearly 30 organic dairy farms, and that is expected to double within the next 3-5 years. These producers, however, have expressed frustration over the lack of availability of research-based forage production information.
A medium-sized brown bird with a white chest and large pointed tail feathers, the sage-grouse was the focus of years of conservation efforts before the USDA recently decided it was not necessary to put the bird on the list of federal Endangered Species.
NCGA joins legal challenge to EPA Chesapeake Bay ruling
The National Corn Growers Assoc. (NCGA), and the American Farm Bureau Federation, along with other agricultural and building groups, are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court decision allowing the U.S. EPA’s Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program for the Chesapeake Bay.
National Black Farmers group celebrates its quarter-century
Recognition of struggles against inequity, accomplishments achieved and a positive outlook for the future were part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the National Black Farmers Assoc. (NBFA) at its annual conference in Birmingham earlier this month.
Ohio farmers and university researchers have experimented with gypsum as a source of crop nutrients and as a tool to increase water infiltration, decrease erosion, expand rooting and reduce nutrient losses.