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  1. Bird flu is in the news again. Are humans at risk?

    Expert: Humans not at risk for bird flu

    • May 20, 2015

    EAST LANSING, MI -- The avian influenza A virus, also referred to as avian flu or bird flu, is in the news again. This virus, which occurs naturally among wild aquatic birds throughout the world, can infect domestic poultry as well as other birds and animals. The virus can be deadly for domestic poultry and, if infected, whole flocks can be wiped out. This raises a question for consumers: "If avian influenza can infect domestic poultry, can it be transmitted to humans?"

THIS WEEK'S EDITION

  1. International ag safety group to meet in June

    • May 20, 2015

    NORMAL, IL -- The largest annual gathering of professionals dedicated to agricultural safety and health will take place June 21-24, when the …

  1. Expert: Humans not at risk for bird flu
  2. GreenStone employees help plant trees in Detroit
  3. Ohio crop update: Ideal weather brings another rally
  4. Indiana crop update: Warm temperatures promote growth

CALENDARS

  1. Auction Calendar

    • May 20, 2015

    ONLINE ONLY. Antique Pedal Tractors. For Info: Sheridan Realty & Auction 517-676-9800 (04/29, 05/13)

MARKET OUTLOOK

  1. Weekly Price Outlook: Corn, ethanol & distillers grain progress review

    • May 20, 2015

    The focus in the corn market has mostly turned to 2015 production prospects and implications for the magnitude of stocks at the end of the 2015-16 …

  1. Weekly Price Outlook: Beef industry dancing to a different drummer this year
  2. Weekly Price Outlook: Corn market expects large supply, weak demand

MSU EXTENSION AG NEWS

PURDUE EXTENSION AG NEWS

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NEWS

USDA LATEST NEWS

  1. Expert: Humans not at risk for bird flu

    EAST LANSING, MI -- The avian influenza A virus, also referred to as avian flu or bird flu, is in the news again. This virus, which occurs naturally among wild aquatic birds throughout the world, can infect domestic poultry as well as other birds and...

      May 20, 2015
  2. Food & fuel: A model for bioenergy double-cropping farm systems

    URBANA, IL -- Much attention has been given to dedicated, perennial bioenergy crops to meet the revised Renewable Fuel Standard mandating production of 36 billion gallons of biofuel by the year 2022. Even so, concern remains over the impending need to...

      May 20, 2015
  3. U of I research: Wetlands continue to reduce nitrates

    URBANA, IL -- Wetlands created 20 years ago between tile-drained agricultural fields and the Embarras River were recently revisited for a new two-year University of Illinois research project. Results show an overall 62 percent nitrate removal rate and...

      May 20, 2015
  4. Weekly Outlook: Will soybean consumption reach the USDA projection?

    With plentiful supplies of soybeans available, the magnitude of 2014-15 marketing-year ending stocks of U.S soybeans has limited implications for old-crop prices....

      Apr. 29, 2015
  5. Auction Calendar

    ONLINE ONLY. Antique Pedal Tractors. For Info: Sheridan Realty & Auction 517-676-9800 (04/29, 05/13)...

      May 20, 2015
  6. Auction Calendar

    LAPORTE COUNTY, IN. 68 +/- acres. Contact: Larry Smith 219-362-4041 or June Mathys 574-310-5189...

      May 6, 2015
  7. Michigan crop update: Sugarbeet planting almost complete

    LANSING, MI -- There were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Michigan during the week ending May 10, according to the Great Lakes Regional office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Growers continued to plant crops at a steady pace early in...

      May 20, 2015
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