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Watch for stress in cattle as heat dome moves in

Livestock producers are encouraged to watch for signs of heat stress with extreme temperatures forecast across the Midwest this week. Iowa State University Extension beef veterinarian Grant Dewell says because cattle have such a large body surface area, the heat from the sun can... Read More.

USDA moves forward with milk pricing hearing

The USDA decided Friday to proceed with a hearing on the Federal Milk Marketing Order system. Daniel Munch with American Farm Bureau Federation tells Brownfield USDA decided which of the dairy pricing proposals will be considered when the hearing starts August 23rd in Carmel,... Read More.

U.S. hog breeding herd moves slightly lower

The USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs shows the potential for at least some industry contraction later this year. The U.S. breeding herd on June 1st, 2023 was slightly lower at 6.146 million head, generally in-line with pre-report expectations. The breeding numbers do show steady... Read More.

Wisconsin ag road funding bill moves forward

The legislation that would provide one-time funding of 150 million dollars for Wisconsin’s agricultural roads has passed the State Senate. The Ag Roads Improvement Program, or ARIP is Senate Bill 247, and passed the full Senate unanimously.  The package was amended before passage, so... Read More.