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Value of meat exports growing

In the last few years, the value of meat exported from the U.S. has grown significantly.  Contributing to that growth is that many countries enhanced their wherewithal to afford meat, according to Leann Saunders of Castle Rock, Colorado, who chairs the U.S. Meat Export Federation. AUDIO: Leann Saunders (3 min. MP3)  

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Training a horse by personality type

Eunice Rush has learned a lot about matching the right horse with the right rider.  In fact, she’s written the book on it.  Her book, “Know You, Know Your Horse“ focuses on matching the horse with the rider, which she discussed in an earlier program.  Another area discussed in her book is training and how... Read more »

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Cover crops benefit soil health

Soil health is a vital component to sustainable farming. Indiana farmer Mike Shuter has been no-till farming for nearly 30 years. He says cover crops play a significant role in maintaining soil health on his farm.  “We’re trying to keep something green and growing on the field all year round,” he says.  “It helps build... Read more »

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Are farmland values set to decline?

Crop prices are at the lowest levels they’ve been in recent years.  That, combined with expectations that interest rates are expected to increase in the coming years leads Purdue University ag economist Michael Langemeir to believe the decade-long increase in farmland values may soon be over. However, Langemeier, associate director of the Center for Commercial... Read more »

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It's a profitable time for pork producers

For pork producers that weren’t hit with the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, 2014 has been one of the most profitable years on record.  But what about farms that were hit with PEDv? Paragon Economics president Steve Meyer says, “Even those that have been hit with PEDv – the corn cost are going to go down... Read more »

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