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New paper uses human interest stories to inspire agriculture

ST. PAUL — Green Lands Blue Waters and its network released a new paper this week: Our Journey to a Transformed Agriculture through Continuous Living Cover - Why continuous living cover crops and cropping systems, and a human-centered, equity-focused approach to their implementation, are imperativ...
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Study shows soybean meal increases weight gain in pigs

AMES, Iowa -- Within the last 20 years, soybean meal (SBM) inclusion levels in pig diets have become heavily dependent on pricing. This is at the detriment of overlooking the value of SBM beyond its primary attributes as a source of amino acids. Shifting diets to higher inclusion levels of crystalli...
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Career Connections to Fuel the Future


MADISON, Wis. -- World Dairy Expo® is proud to offer opportunities for youth interested in the dairy industry to develop their professional skills and network throughout the annual event in Madison, Wisconsin. Career Connections is the newest tool from Exp...

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Dozens of bargains and ways to save at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair

ST. PAUL — The 2021 Great Minnesota Get-Back-Together begins just two weeks away. This year's 12 days of fun feature a variety of discounts, special deal days and money-saving tools. Before-the-Fair Savings Pre-fair discount admission tickets are $13 (a $3 discount off the regular adult admi...
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MFU applauds passage of $1 trillion infrastructure bill

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) applauds the bipartisan passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The $1 trillion infrastructure plan pass...
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National News


CattleFax forecasts record beef demand

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The beef cattle industry is bouncing back from the pandemic, and continued progress is expected in 2022. Beef prices are near record high, and consumer and wholesale beef demand are both at 30-year highs as the U.S. and global economy recover. While drought remains a significant ...
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Bronaugh leads U.S. delegation to UN Food Systems Pre-Summit

ROME -- In the leadup to the United Nations Food Systems Summit in September, U.S. government officials took part in the Pre-Summit Ministerial meeting in Rome July 26-28. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Dr. Jewel Bronaugh led the U.S. delegation in advancing proposals, building coalitions, and seek...
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First water cuts in US West supply to hammer Arizona farmers

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) -- A harvester rumbles through the fields in the early morning light, mowing down rows of corn and chopping up ears, husks and stalks into mulch for feed at a local dairy. The cows won't get their salad next year, at least not from this farm. There won't be enough water to...
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Scientific societies release "Advancing Resilient Agriculture" statement

WASHINGTON -- Over the past several years there has been a rapidly increasing focus on agriculture as a climate solution. Three scientific societies are uniquely positioned at the interface of climate, agriculture, and the environment: the  
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CCQA publishes Animal Care Reference Manual

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Calf Care & Quality Assurance (CCQA) program today published the first volume of its Animal Care Reference Manual. This manual assists far...
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On the Lighter Side


Meet the 100-year-old woman who is a record-breaking powerlifter

Edith Murway-Traina recently turned 100 and has officially earned the title "oldest competitive powerlifter in the world" from the Guinness World Records. "Lifting weights upwards of 40-150 pounds, Edith is smashing the competitive powerlifting circuit, dazzling viewers and judges alike with her ...
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