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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.

Some drought stress in Kentucky

Some of Kentucky’s corn and soybean crops are showing drought stress as precipitation continues to miss parts of the state. Corn is rated 53% good to excellent with 38% silking, 12% milked, and 2% in the dough stage.  Soybeans are rated 55% good to... Read More.

Additional support proposed for farm stress

Additional resources supporting mental health are helping to recognize underlying stressors farmers face. Ohio State University rural sociologist Shoshanah Inwood tells Brownfield there are often invisible mental health issues in agriculture aside from suicide.  For example, she says her research is finding postpartum depression... Read More.