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DDGS Feed Could Cut Costs for Cattle Producers
If the drought forces producers to feed a larger portion of distillers dried grains with solubles, cattle can maintain gains and improve...
Team Discovers How Western Corn Rootworm Resists Crop Rotation
A new study answers a question that has baffled researchers for more than 15 years: How does the western corn rootworm – an insect...
New Biofuel Process Dramatically Improves Energy Recovery
A new biofuel production process created by Michigan State University researchers produces 20 times more energy than existing methods....
Sustainable Agriculture: Wider Debate of Farming Techniques Needed
There is a need to broaden the debate on sustainable food security from a straight comparison between organic and conventional farming...
Implications of Early Corn Harvest for Feed, Residual Use Estimates
US corn plantings this spring were ahead of a typical pace, suggesting that prospects may be good for an early harvest of the 2012...
Biogas Crops Represent Income Opportunity
For the farmer developing a biogas operation, high output feedstock crops are a necessity. At the same time, for the grower with a...
A New Source of Maize Hybrid Vigor
Steve Moose, an associate professor of maize functional genomics at the University of Illinois and his graduate student Wes Barber...
It’s Still a Weather Market
USDA recently released two crop reports, the Grain Stocks report and the Acreage report, and usually these big reports have tremendous...
Innovation Train: How Cargill Moved 400,000 Bu of corn 1,300 Miles
One of the most well-known examples of Cargill innovation is the unit train — that seemingly endless string of grain hopper cars...
Maintaining Competitiveness with Today's High Grain Prices
The availability of cheap feed grain for many years influenced the structure of the beef cattle industry and the types of production...
Is the Long Ethanol Boom Coming to a Close?
US ethanol production has increased rapidly since 2006, reaching about 13.95 billion gallons in 2011. ...
Nutrient Deficiency an Issue with Corn, Soybeans
This season, many climatic and soil factors are causing problems with corn and soybean growth. Sometimes plants also exhibit nutrient...
Researchers Discover New Weapon Against African Crop Pests
A team of scientists has made a novel discovery that could provide a new strategy for controlling armyworms and other insect crop pests...
Evaluation of Phytase Transgenic Corn Versus Conventional Corn
Corn (maize) expressing phytase is as efficacious as equivalent microbial phytase when supplemented in corn-soybean diets for chickens,...
Corn, Soybean Diseases: Update and Outlook
Other than some issues with seedling diseases a few weeks ago, relatively few diseases have been observed on corn and soybean in Illinois...
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