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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2014
  • September

Skin cancer threatens agricultural workers

Agricultural workers are at a higher risk for skin cancer due to working long hours outdoors. With the pressures of haying, harvesting and working with livestock, many ranchers and farmers don't place much, if any, importance on preventing skin cancer.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2009
  • June

Monitor and Manage Heat Stress

Heat stress can greatly impact cattle producers through decreased milk production and subsequent calf growth, decreased reproductive performance in cows and bulls, and decreased stocker and feeder performance. It has been estimated that heat-related events in the Midwest have cost the cattle industry over $75 million in the past 10 years.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2015
  • July

Hay-buying tips help producers select best value

The haying situation this spring and early summer has been a little different than usual due to the prolonged and widespread rains.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2015
  • March

Feral hogs present disease risk for livestock and people

Feral hogs can carry numerous diseases of importance to commercial livestock producers and human health. As the nation's feral hog population increases, so does the rate of exposure to infected hogs and potential for disease transmission.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2014
  • April

Helpful tips reduce risk of pesticide drift

As long as pesticides have been used, off-target spray drift has been a potential problem. As we move into the busiest time of year for pesticide applications, it is a good time for a brief review of the primary types of pesticide drift and some tips on how to minimize them.

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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2011
  • January

Managing Risk in Volatile Times

Agriculture input and commodity prices seemed to be on a rollercoaster during the last few months of 2010, with the inclines being longer and more sustained than the short dips down. This left general price levels much higher than forecasts of only a few short months ago.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2018
  • April 2018

Agricultural Lease Options to Consider

Landowners who choose not to operate their land have several options when considering lease agreements. This article reviews the options from a landowner's prospective.