AFBF: Bacon, chicken breast drive 2017 retail price hikes
Thanks to a growing demand for bacon, retail prices as part of the American Farm Bureau Federationís (AFBF) regular national survey of food products rose by an average 3 percent entering the fall harvest, compared to prices on the same goods a year ago.
Dr. Cathann Kress, the new vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University, comes from serving as VP for extension and outreach and director of cooperative extension at Iowa State University.
Four arrested after piglets are stolen, killed in Illinois
Four people, including two adults and two juveniles, were arrested last week and face charges in connection to the theft, torture and killing of 30 piglets from the Logan Sow Center in southern Illinois.
When talk turns to harvest safety, most advice centers on grain transportation and handling once corn is delivered to local elevators or other storage sites. With the 2017 harvest well underway, safe handling of liquid manure used to fertilize fields after the harvest must also be considered, points out University of Illinois Extension farm safety expert Ted Funk.