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  • Food Animal Production Faces Challenges with New Antibiotic Regulations
  • Released: September 29, 2014

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that revised labels established according to Guidance Documents #209 and #213 will go into effect in December 2016.  There will also be new regulations regarding how veterinarians will authorize the use of medically important antibiotics in the feed of food animals.
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  • As Winter Wheat Insurance Deadline Approaches, Consider SCO
  • Released: September 24, 2014

    The deadline to insure the 2015 winter wheat crop is Sept. 30, and as producers consider their coverage, they might also want to enroll in the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill.

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  • Best Water Management Under Limited Irrigation
  • Released: September 16, 2014

    Irrigation systemGetting the most value out of irrigation water is likely on the minds of many Kansas farmers. As groundwater supplies diminish, pumping rates decline and talk of local water conservation policies surface in the state, these farmers face even more difficulty in determining how to best manage limited water.
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  • Beef Animal Welfare Views: U.S. Public vs. Cattle Producers
  • Released: September 08, 2014

    A main goal of research in any area is to address a knowledge or information gap. Although prior research has addressed the issue of animal welfare in certain areas—the swine and egg industries as examples—limited research currently exists comparing producer and consumer views of beef and dairy animal welfare, said Glynn Tonsor, livestock economist for Kansas State University.

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