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Currently on the web:

“Conquer the Tenderloin Trail” – Iowa Farm Bureau Family Living

“Get Smart about antibiotic use” – FeedLot Magazine

“Exports stay strong despite hiccups” – FeedLot Magazine

“NSIP, Breeds Plan for Future” – Sheep Industry News for NSIP

“Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame: Jeff Biegert” – Drovers CattleNetwork

“Ag States See Shifts in Leadership as Trump Fills Positions” – Successful Farming –  Agriculture.com

“Perfection on a Bun” – Farm Bureau Family Living

“From snack food to rural entrepreneur” – Farm Bureau Family Living

“Feedyard Budgeting: Start with the Basics…Start with a Plan” – FeedLot Magazine

“A New Sale for a New Approach” – Sheep Industry News – for NSIP

“Navigating Changing Labor Rules” – FeedLot Magazine

“Combatting Intestinal Parasites” – Sheep Industry News – for NSIP

“Organics bring higher prices, but the switch is not easy” – Farm Bureau Spokesman

“Iowa foods on the go” – Farm Bureau Family Living Magazine

“Getting the ‘right mix’ this winter” – FeedLot Magazine

“Coming Soon: An artist near you” – Farm Bureau Family Living Magazine

“Dairy producers use video conferencing, smartphone technology” – Progressive Dairyman

“Changing Grading: Is it time?” – FeedLot Magazine

“Better Genetics Equals More Profit” – Sheep Industry News – for NSIP

“Burgers, BBQ and Community” – Farm Bureau Family Living Magazine

“Iowa advocate sees progress in farm safety awareness” – Farm Bureau Spokesman

“Growing for Good” – iaMagazine

“Creating their own classroom” – Farm Bureau Family Living Magazine

“Empowering Women in Ag” – Farm Bureau Family Living Magazine

“How Dairy Consultants Might Use Video Consulting More in the Future” – Progressive Dairyman

“Lessons Learned: Feeding Cattle Under Roof” – FeedLot Magazine – ICA BeefMeet

“Cattle Feeder Index: Northern Cattle Feeder Info Needed” – FeedLot Magazine – ICA BeefMeet

“Genetic Data Pays Off at Sale Barn” – Sheep Industry News – for NSIP

“Polypay Takes on Parasite Study” – Sheep Industry News – for American Polypay Sheep Association

“So You’re Seeing Red, Now What? – FeedLot Magazine

“A Stitch in Time” – Farm Bureau Family Living Magazine

“Saddle up to Iowa’s Best Burger” – Farm Bureau Family Living Magazine

“The Proof is in the Pudding” – Nichols Farms NewsletterSummer 2016

“The Groenendyk farmhouse is full of laugher and love” – Farm Bureau Family Living Magazine

“Use NSIP data to improve lambing rates” – Sheep Industry News – for NSIP

“NSIP offers producers online tools” – Sheep Industry News – for NSIP

 

Covering the issues:

“When disaster strikes beef” – Drovers CattleNetwork

“What happened to trust?” – Are third-party animal welfare audits necessary? – Drovers CattleNetwork

“Is Livestock Sustainability Sustainable? – Making a Global Effort Work Down on the Farm” – DroversCattleNetwork

“Keeping Beef Safe” – DroversCattleNetwork

Radio Ranch – KSIB Radio – Beef Safety

 

Interesting people & places:

“An education in elegance” – Farm Bureau Family Living – photo by Gary Fandel

“Stitching a Dream Business” – Farm Bureau Family Living

“The Music In Him” – The Iowan Magazine

“At Work: Priceless Legacy” – The Iowan Magazine

“The Boys of Summer” – The Iowan Magazine

“It’s Electric! Rural Electrification in Rural Iowa” – Talk of Iowa – Iowa Public Radio

 

Helping ag producers:

“Preventing Fatigued Cattle Syndrome: What can be done?” – FeedLot Magazine

“What makes a good windbreak?” – Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

“Fighting Winter Wheat Bloat” – FeedLot Magazine

“Shopping by the Numbers” – Sheep Industry News for NSIP

“Coming Back to the Family Farm” – Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

“Livestock Provides Opportunities for Beginning Farmers” – Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

“Building a Future” – Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

“Riding the Wave” – FeedLot MagazineIowa Cattlemen’s Convention coverage

“For good feedyard results, buy good calves” – FeedLot MagazineIowa Cattlemen’s Convention coverage

“Good or Bad: The NPDES permit” – FeedLot MagazineIowa Cattlemen’s Convention 

“Healthy Newborn Calves – A Service Opportunity” – Bovine Veterinarian

“Safe Travels”  – The experts’ advice on good cattle handling during transportDroversCattleNetwork

“Growing the Industry Through Genetics” – Sheep Industry News

See the handout “Which Ram is Right for You?” and other materials on the NSIP website

Carcass Ultrasound 101 articles – CUP Lab™ & Technology Center – Volume 14-30

 

Telling their stories:

Responsible Beef – Making Resources Work – Amana Farms” – Our Responsible Beef. Our Responsible Beef is a joint project of Drovers CattleNetwork and Merck Animal Health.

“It’s All About Family at Taylor Farms” – Nichols Farms Newsletter – Summer 2015

“The Jordans Know a Good Thing” – Nichols Farms Newsletter – March 2015

“Theos Family Reaching Niche Lamb Market” – Sheep Industry News

“From Apple Cider to Christmas Trees” – Farm Bureau Family Living

“Moving Forward in Montana” – Sheep Industry News

“Working together to make sheep better” – Sheep Industry News

 

More to read:

“The future burns bright” – Farm Bureau Family Living

“Protecting Fertility” – DroversCattleNetwork

“Women leading women in new directions in ag” – Progressive Dairyman – Canada and Progressive Dairyman

“Project Boosts Carcass Quality in the South” – BEEF Magazine

“Divine Intervention” – The Iowan Magazine

“Ultrasound’s Roots are Still Strong and Growing” – Drovers CattleNetwork

“Anatomy of a County Fair” – The Iowan Magazine

“Political Brew” – The Iowan Magazine

“Riding the Waves” – The Iowan MagazineInternational Regional Magazine Association Award Winner