Using Layers of Data

By: Don Tyler When GPS data collection became popular in grain production several years ago, we began to hear the term “layers of data” used to describe the abundance of information that needed to be analyzed to make the best agronomic decisions for any given field. Those layers include soil type, yield history, fertilization records,…

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Fighting Pink Eye in Cattle

While the summer months are winding down, pink eye can still be a concern for cattle producers. A.J. Tarpoff, K-State Research and Extension beef veterinarian, has tips to help minimize the effects of this disease in cattle. Weaned calves may lose up to 10 percent of their body weight as a result of the disease,…

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Can I get rid of my EPA CAFO Permit

I understand that the Federal Appeals Court has twice decreed (2005 and 2011) that EPA is overstepping their statutory basis by requiring CAFOs to have a Discharge Permit who have no discharge. My CAFO does not have a discharge, yet EPA continues requesting permit renewals and all the other red tape associated with their permit.…

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Is it Generational, or Just Being Young?

During several speaking engagements on generational differences a common question that arises is whether or not a particular trait of a young person is due to their age, or a result of their cultural upbringing. It can be hard to know the specific cause. Millennials (those between 18 and 35 years old) are routinely criticized…

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Projections and Pricing

Luke Schwieterman, President, Schwieterman Inc.

In the March Supply and De- mand report, USDA revised slightly their projected quarterly beef price and production estimates. Currently, USDA projects a 3.2% increase in production this year over last year for the 1st quarter , 4.4% increase in the 2nd quarter, 4.9% increase in the 3rd quarter and 1.8% increase in the 4th quarter.

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