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Friday Favorites: Top five AGDAILY stories May 19- 25

· May 26, 2017

The top five AGDAILY stories of the week … did you follow the action? This week the Michigan FFA President tells us why she just had to speak out against fear-based marketing, Farm Babe explores the life of world-renowned scientist Mary-Dell Chilton, and we explore the majestic photography of The Farmin Artist! Don’t miss a […]

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Arizona dairy uses fitbits to check herd health

· May 24, 2017

Fitbits aren’t just a useful gadget to track human health; they can also assist with herd health. Danzeisen Dairy has 1,000 cows wearing pedometers on their farm near Laveen, Arizona and if one of those cows doesn’t get their 12,000 steps in a day, there could be a health issue. For example, if there is […]

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Hypothyroidism treatment: Just one more perk from a pig

· May 24, 2017

As Farm Babe pointed out in her column, ‘No, livestock aren’t destroying the planet,’ there are 185 uses for pig — from cement to renewable energy, paint to brushes, and life-saving pharmaceuticals. Here’s one use in action — treating hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is often treated with a synthetic human thyroid hormone, but when this patient did […]

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Fresno police uncover $1M beehive heist

· May 23, 2017

After getting a recent tip, Fresno, California detectives discovered 2,500 stolen beehives — worth nearly $1 million — at an orchard outside of town. The hives are believed to be stolen over the last three years in California and hail from 12 different beekeepers as far away as Montana and Missouri. Pavel Tveretinov was arrested […]

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LEARN GMO Episode 1, Part 2: Half empty or half full?

· May 23, 2017

Father and son Robert and Nick Saik provide amazing insights into the production market and the crop technologies that are used. Here’s the description from Episode 1, Part 2 of “LEARN GMO”: “We conclude this episode by talking to Peter H. Diamandis about baking more pies, going into a Junior High with Robert Saik to find […]

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No arms, no legs; no problem for Canada farmer Chris Koch

· May 23, 2017

I’ve been busy lately getting registered and booking my flights for the 19th annual Ag Media Summit in Snowbird, Utah in July. The largest gathering of crop and livestock media professionals in the U.S. offers several opportunities for professional improvement and industry networking, and the chance to meet extraordinary individuals like … Chris Koch. As […]

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LEARN GMO Episode 1, Part 1: Half empty or half full?

· May 22, 2017

Father and son Robert and Nick Saik provide amazing insights into the production market and the crop technologies that are used. Here’s the description from Episode 1, Part 1 of “LEARN GMO”: “Watch Episode 1, Part 1 of LEARN GMO as we find out if our collective glass half empty or half full. Millenial Nick […]

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Iowa farm provides jobs to autistic adults

· May 19, 2017

The Homestead, a Des Moines-based nonprofit, is giving autistic adults an opportunity to dip their toes in the workforce — right on the farm. However on this farm, “what really matters is how a person grows — not what they grow.”

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