We all know that if you can get a cow or heifer through the three weeks pre-calving, calving and then the three weeks post-calving without incident, then it is very likely she will successfully complete the lactation. Read more

For the 2019 growing season, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture issued 158 individual licenses under the industrial hemp program. This included 71 applicants who marked processing as part of their submission. The proposed total acreage to be grown by licensees is 2,531. Read more

The USDA announced that dairy producers who elected to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program (LGM-Dairy) now have the opportunity to participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage. Read more

Erin Williams of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, who served as a panelist at the hemp summit, said there is a significant interest in growing industrial hemp, especially in southside Virginia. Read more

Jordan Scheibel of Middle Way Farm in Grinnell, Iowa, and Brian Caldwell, a Cornell University research support specialist, recently spoke about the technique in a webinar presented by the Practical Farmers of Iowa. Read more