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A group representing pork producers urged the federal government May 25 to let them continue an effort to speed up the processing of pigs into bacon and ham despite a union’s claim that the increased volume endangers workers.
The president and auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress aren’t buying it. They argue that now is the time to increase sales of ethanol and biodiesel, not abandon them.
Nestled between shopping centers, row crops and car dealerships, an organic nonprofit farm is gearing up for its sixth growing season in an effort to combat hunger locally while teaching the community about food culture and sustainable farming practices.
The 2021 Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Convention program will be in-person June 22-25 in Des Moines.
If foot-and-mouth disease infects U.S. livestock herds, market disruption will be significant.
Versatility was a strong driver for consumers when making meal choices in 2020.
Resiliency is a forgotten part of management for some farmers. “The need for resiliency is usually not immediate, it’s important, but not something that urgently needs to be done now,” said Kevin Bernhardt, professor and farm management specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Methane produced by livestock is different from greenhouse gases produced by other sources.