The California drought may appear to be a golden opportunity for Midwest vegetable producers to churn out more broccoli and peppers. But even in a drought California still has big advantages over the rest of the country.
Elite-cattle breeders and commercial beef and dairy producers use a process called embryo transfer to reproduce dozens of calves a year from their genetically superior heifers, who never actually have to birth a single calf.
Dung beetles may ave U.S. farmers hundreds of millions of dollars a year, according to estimates. Some researchers suggest that they could be worth even more, and are searching for new species meant to maximize that value.
As the number of farms hit with avian flu grows over 100 nationwide, regulators are implementing containment plans meant to stop the virus’ spread, spare millions of at-risk birds and thousands of poultry farms.