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Heat lamp in chicken coop cause of Wyoming fire

· October 23, 2017

The Laramie County Fire District #2 has determined a heat lamp in a chicken coop was the cause of a fire in Wyoming last week that took out a mobile home, a camper, two older vehicles, and a 20-foot enclosed box trailer. The chickens were able to escape, but officials estimate the damage at $20,000. […]

Michigan farmer dies in cherry picker accident

· October 23, 2017

A Benton Harbor, Michigan farmer has died after getting pinned between a cherry picker and the barn wall. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to the fatal farm accident around 5:44 p.m. Saturday.  Roger Molter, 69, was parking a cherry picker in the barn for winter, and while repositioning the equipment he ended up pinning […]

Wheat farmers join Cooking Channel, Food Network series

· October 23, 2017

The National Wheat Foundation has taken part in a Cooking Channel and Food Network series which goes across the globe to look at some of the most popular food staples. Co-hosted by Robin Leach, Alonzo Mourning, and Kim Alexis, the series on FoodQuest premiered on the Cooking Channel on Sunday. #ICYMI, an additional viewing will […]

National Pork Board seeks next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

· October 23, 2017

The search is underway for the 2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open for the industry award through Nov. 21. The award, in its second year, is designed to recognize, inspire, and connect with the next generation of American pig farmers. This award recognizes future farm leaders, ages 18 to 29, who intend […]

New mapping tool keeps cattle from catching brucellosis

· October 23, 2017

Ranchers in the greater Yellowstone area have a new mapping tool for reducing the spread of brucellosis from elk to cattle. A team of biologists from the University of Wyoming and the U.S. Geological Survey have built a computer model of elk behavior during spring migration to identify habitats with the highest risk of brucellosis […]

Monsanto named top 20 employer by Science Magazine

· October 23, 2017

Science Magazine has once again picked Monsanto as one of the world’s top science employers, ranking No. 18 on its 2017 Science and Science Careers’ Annual Top Employer Survey. The survey results, which appear in Science Magazine’s Oct. 20 issue and online at, features the 20 best companies in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and related […]

Texas trauma team saves farmer trapped in grain auger

· October 20, 2017

A quick call by first responders to include a Texas Tech Trauma team in the rescue may have saved a farmer’s life Tuesday. Fifty-nine year-old Leo Martinez was running a 20-foot tall grain auger cart near Plainview, Texas when he was sucked down and wedged in the auger, severely crushing and cutting his legs. First […]

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