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Alfalfa growers want piece of ethanol pie

Sunday, July 25, 2010

JOHNSTON, Iowa — Seeking to demonstrate alfalfa’s potential for cellulosic ethanol production, particularly in rotations with corn, the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance and the National Corn Growers Association hosted Alfalfa/Corn Rotations for Sustainable Cellulosic Biofuels Production in Iowa June 29-30 at Pioneer’s Carver Center. “It seems as though alfalfa is treated as the ‘red-headed […]

Cattlemen had to weather last winter with lots of snow and heavier calves

Saturday, July 24, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE Ind. — Remember last winter? The extreme cold and snowy winter? We’d like to forget it, but cattlemen, in particular, hope they don’t see a repeat of winter’s impact on the 2010 calving season. Difficult births Many calves were born with heavier birth weights, which resulted in more cases of dystocia, or difficult […]

Roy Rogers, Dale Evans items sold; Trigger goes for $266,500

Saturday, July 24, 2010

NEW YORK — Christie’s auction house recently held a sale of items from the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum collection. The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum closed their doors last year after over four decades of celebrating one of the most popular cowboys and cowgirls the world has ever known. Items The auction […]

Profit: It is possible in dairy farming

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Professional Dairy Managers Of Pennsylvania offers program on how to make money at dairy farming.

Manure Science Review to discuss management and tile construction

Friday, July 23, 2010

CONTINENTAL, Ohio — Ohio State University’s 2010 Manure Science Review, featuring 10 educational sessions on handling, managing and utilizing manure, takes place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Aug. 19, starting at the American Legion Hall, 109 South 5th St., in Continental in northwest Ohio. The program is designed for livestock and crop producers, Soil […]

Muck Crops Field Day set for July 29

Thursday, July 22, 2010

CELERYVILLE, Ohio — Vegetable farming is big business in north-central Ohio, and Ohio State University experts will offer growers the latest information on pest management, production techniques and new technology July 29, at the Muck Crops Agricultural Research Station in Celeryville. Free and open to the public and sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and […]

Students design early labor detection device to prevent premature births

Thursday, July 22, 2010

BALTIMORE — The birth of a baby is usually a joyous event, but when a child is born too early, worrisome complications can occur, including serious health problems for the baby and steep medical bills for the family. To address this, Johns Hopkins graduate students and their faculty adviser have invented a new system to […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 22, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

NEW SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The Springfield Booster Boys held two meetings at their cabin. The annual safety meeting was presented by the safety committee of A.J. and Abby Joseph and Lauren, Sarah, and Rylee Kelly. The Springfield Volunteer Fire Department was in attendance, promoting fire safety and giving tours of their fire engines and EMS […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 22, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

CARLISLE, Pa. — Benjamin Shughart, 2010-2011 Pennsylvania FFA Chaplain, will serve a two-year term as FFA’s representative to the Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association executive board. A 2010 graduate of Cumberland Valley High School, Shughart was selected as FFA Chaplain in June. He is a state proficiency award winner in sheep production, and has earned the […]

USDA funding to improve water quality in Grand Lake St. Marys Watershed

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the availability of $1 million for producers in the Grand Lake St. Marys Watershed to apply conservation measures that will benefit water quality in Grand Lake St. Marys. The funding will be provided to agricultural producers through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program administered by the […]

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