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Friday, March 6,2015

Beef question 7

by WLJ
Q: Are all proteins created equal? A: No. When it comes to choosing high quality proteins, beef is a nutritious choice with an unbeatable taste. Naturally nutrient-rich lean beef gives you more essential nutrients (10 to be exact) in fewer calories than many other plant-based proteins. ...

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Friday, March 6,2015

March is a telling month for cattle ranchers and basketball players

by WLJ
Preparation, Rusche said is the key component for success in both fields. “For a rancher, success during calving is critical. More than 60 percent of calves that are born and die before weaning are either born dead or are lost within the first 24 hours of birth,” said Rusche quoting data from the USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Beef question 6

by WLJ
Aside from being a great source of protein, beef provides essential nutrients in a smaller package than some other proteins.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Herbicide guide offers weed management ideas

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Bob Hartzler and Mike Owen, professors of agronomy and ISU Extension and Outreach weed scientists, updated the 2015 Herbicide Guide for Iowa Corn and Soybean Production to reflect the 2014 growing season, product effectiveness and changes in industry offerings.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Eliminating toxic fescue begins with hay fields

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Kentucky-31 fescue, the dominant grass in Missouri pastures, has a fungus living between cell walls of the plant. Toxin from the fungus protects the plant but harms grazing animals. New novel endophytes protect the grass without harming livestock..

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Friday, March 6,2015

USMEF Market Expo in Shanghai

by WLJ
The tour started with an overview of USMEF’s marketing objectives in China and an explanation of several market access issues that impact U.S. meat exports into the region. This was followed by a briefing from the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office in Shanghai, which focused on the business climate in China for U.

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Friday, March 6,2015

U.S. farm sector equity will decline in 2015

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Lower projected farm asset growth is primarily driven by decreases in financial assets and a small drop in farm real estate value. These declines reflect lower forecast net cash income for 2014-15, along with expectations of slightly higher interest rates.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Iowa beef producers see value, stability on trade mission to Japan

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The largest importer of U.S. beef told Iowa producers that they expect reliable access to a steady supply of high quality U.S. beef. The issue came up at every importer meeting held during a recent Iowa Meat Trade Mission to Japan. Iowa beef producers Steve Rehder, Hawarden, and Connie Richards, Tingley, were on the mission during February.

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Friday, March 6,2015

FAO food price index declined in February

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Its ongoing decline—to its lowest level since July 2010—reflects robust supply conditions as well as ongoing weakness in many currencies versus the U.S. dollar, which appear set to continue, said Michael Griffin, FAO’s dairy and livestock market expert.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Beef question 8

by WLJ
Q: Is beef bad for my heart and my cholesterol? A: Beef can be good for heart health, as eight extralean beef cuts are certified as heart-healthy by the American Heart Association. Research also shows that a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle that included lean beef, even daily, improved ...

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