Sep 14, 2014
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Grazing the Net

RSS By: Greg Henderson and Friends, Beef Today

Our editors spend some time roaming the web looking for stuff cattle people and others in agriculture might find useful or entertaining. 

A Magnet for the Toilet?

Mar 25, 2014

Americans have learned to recycle glass and plastic, stopped bagging lawn clippings and many take their own reuseable bags to the store to carry groceries home. The next step in ecofriendly living may include hanging a magnet in the toilet. A team of German scientists have developed a way to remove the phosphorus from wastewater simply by adding something called superparamagnetic particles to the water. When the particles detect a magnetic field, they themselves become magnetic. The phosphorus particles then end up "piggybacking" off the superparamagnetic particles and can be removed from the water with a magnet.

Celebrate National Ag Day With Us

Today, we're celebrating our annual 'A Day in Ag' event and we want you to be a part of it. Held in conjunction with National Ag Day, the event is a chance to share photos, videos and stories right from your farm. Tag your photos #adayinag14 -- or email them to -- and we'll show them on

Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, president of The World Food Prize Foundation, thinks every March 25 should be Borlaug Ag Day. Today is the 100th Anniversary of Borlaug's birth, and Quinn writes that our Ag Day celebrations should also honor the "Father of the Green Revolution."

Menu Prices Slated to Go Higher

With beef and pork prices at or near record-highs, retailers and restaurant owners are raising prices in an effort to keep up. Consumer demand has held strong early this spring, but the lofty price levels make many industry analysts nervous. USDA predicts retail beef prices will rise 3 to 4% this year. One pork industry economist thinks pork prices could jump 10 percent in 2014. Meanwhile, cattle and hog producers are enjoying excellent profits. View the Sterling Profit Trackers.

One Billion Dollars on the Way

The farm bill authorized $1 billion to reimburse farmers and ranchers for lost livestock and provide money for feed purchases. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden encourages livestock producers to bring their records to one of USDA's field offices. The farm bill reauthorizes disaster relief programs that hadn’t been operational since 2011.

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