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Picking a Vet

Livestock

Eric Klein has been around animals all his life. He grew up on his family’s hobby farm in New Jersey, and he would sometimes do work for other farmers nearby. After college, he worked on a cattle ranch out West, and today he and his wife operate Hidden Stream Farm in Elgin, Minnesota, where they practice sustainable farming and finish grass-fed beef, deep-bedded hogs, and pasture chickens. He’s proud to say that his methods of ... read more

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A Good Time to Go Nuts

Crops

As developing countries continue to grow their middle classes, markets for many specialty crops – including tree nuts – continue to grow along with them. The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) estimates that growers around the world will produce about 4.2 million metric tons of tree nuts during the 2017-2018 season, 11 percent more than the previous year and about 30 percent more than the past decade’s average annual production. The United States ... read more

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Greener Pastures: The Beef Industry Continues to Build Momentum

Business / Livestock

As 2018 gets underway, the American beef industry is moving to greener pastures. Buoyed by three years of consistent growth, a new administration committed to easing the regulatory environment for producers and cattlemen, an improving domestic economy, and reopened access to important international markets, the industry is in the midst of recovery. “I think you have to be a little more optimistic now than in past years, and ranchers are,” said Burt Rutherford, senior editor ... read more

picking a vet cattle inspection web

Picking a Vet

Livestock

Eric Klein has been around animals all his life. He grew up on his family’s hobby farm in New Jersey, and he would sometimes do work for other farmers nearby. ... read more

tree nuts almond web

A Good Time to Go Nuts

Crops

As developing countries continue to grow their middle classes, markets for many specialty crops – including tree nuts – continue to grow along with them. The International Nut and Dried ... read more

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In-demand Ag Career Fields

Business / Education

With the world’s demand for food expected to surge by 2050 amid strong population growth, the future looks bright for college graduates with agriculture-related majors. But for those seeking to ... read more

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