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Online tool monitors animal comfort index in extreme heat

A Kansas State University Extension veterinarian says simple planning can help farmers manage heat-related stress in cattle. A.J. Tarpoff tells Brownfield farmers can adjust feed times to avoid heat generation during peak hours of the day. “So if we can feed more of that... Read More.

Yield Optimizer seed selection tool

Farmers now have another resource for selecting seed. AcreShield CEO Billy Rose says Yield Optimizer is the first independent seed selector program offering objective performance data. “We’re kind of the Consumer Reports, if you ever read the magazine back in the day, but for... Read More.

MSU creates prairie strip budget tool

Michigan State University researchers have developed a new tool to calculate how much farmers could save by replacing low yielding parts of fields with prairie strips. Graduate student Rachel Drobnak tells Brownfield the strips of native flowers, grasses, and other perennials support pollinator habitat... Read More.

The most important tool in your kitchen

Did you know the meat or food thermometer is the most important kitchen tool to own. Kenneth King with the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service says everyone should have at least one. AUDIO: Healthy Living on using the meat thermometer The post The most... Read More.