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Dairy production

  • A new Colorado bill could make it easier for farmers to repair their own tractors and other equipment, an explosion and fire at a Texas dairy farm resulted in what may be the largest single-incident livestock death toll in the U.S., and the Secretary of Agriculture Agriculture warns meatpackers and other companies that they need to take steps to ensure that illegal child labor isn't being used in their operations.
  • The Russian invasion of Ukraine is affecting commodity futures markets for both corn and wheat, and could affect fertilizer prices if an embargo goes into place. And a recent report points out the downside of confined feeding operations that can house hundreds of animals in small areas.
  • An August 14th Wall Street Journal article points out the environmental problems that occur when a large number of livestock are confined to a small area.…