This past week was a busy week for news across the country. Monday started off with the Boston Marathon bombs, followed by ricin letters sent to Government official, ending the week with a fertilizer explosion in West, Texas.
Now, a week later, communities are able to rest that the suspects have been caught for both the letters and the bombings. And investigators are continuing to look over the cause of the fertilizer plant explosion. Let's not forget those who lost their lives, those who stepped up and responded to help without a second thought and those families of everyone involved.
In other news, here is a roundup of what is going on across the Nation in agriculture today.
Farmers are getting in their last-minute preparations for spring planting. Spring is officially here, but the temperatures are not. Ground soil continues to be below average and field conditions remain wet as thunderstorms continue to roll through. Farmers should use this time to do some extra prep work on their equipment. Doing this extra prep work will result in more reliable performance during planting season.
Does sugar really sweeten corn performance? University of Nebraska – Lincoln researchers found no noticeable bump in yields in trials done over the sugar experiment, however corn standability had improved.
Although advances in agronomy, breeding, and biotechnology have dramatically increased corn grain yields, soil test values indicate that producers may not be supplying optimal nutrient levels.
The FDA wants your input on proposed changes to dairy product labeling, clarifying the intent of changes. This request comes after the National Milk Producers Federation and International Dairy Foods Association filed a petition to amend the ingredients that could be included in milk – without renaming the product.
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