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The Cattle Inventory from USDA tends to support the idea that the 5-year herd expansion rate has leveled off, perhaps signaling an end to the expansion.
Injectable trace minerals may be the answer for dairy cattle that have consumed aflatoxin-contaminated feed, according to a new study from the University of Illinois. “If we’re providing enough trace minerals to manufacture more detoxifying enzymes, the liver has a better chance of fighting the aflatoxin,” explains Russell Pate, doctoral student in the Department of […]
There’s now another reason to rotate. Scientists at the University of Illinois have provided further evidence that rotating crops increases yield and lowers greenhouse gas emissions compared to continuous corn or soybean. “I think farmers in today’s world are looking for reasons to avoid growing in a monoculture. They’re looking to diversify and rotate their […]
Monsanto and The Climate Corporation have recently opened the doors to a new Innovation Center at the University of Illinois Research Park. The Center will use digital tools and data to drive agricultural innovations which increase efficiency and reduce the amount of water, land, and energy necessary to meet the world’s food, fuel, and fiber […]
To address run off in the Gulf of Mexico, the EPA recently formed a task force and required 12 states to develop strategies to reduce agricultural runoff. Researchers at the University of Illinois say the strategies show promise, but leave room for the addition of certain practical elements that could help decision makers choose specific […]