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Drought tolerance in new Agrisure Artesian hybrid

Friday, July 30, 2010

MINNETONKA, Minn. — Syngenta Seeds has unveiled its Agrisure Artesian technology, the new brand name for its range of water hybrids. Agrisure Artesian technology enables corn plants to use available moisture more efficiently, resulting in higher yields on drought-stressed acres including dryland and limited-irrigation farms in the western Corn Belt.

Reader: Have a little sympathy for farmers

Friday, July 30, 2010

Editor: Having concern for the welfare of animals is an admirable virtue, and I don’t doubt that many, if not most, people harboring such concerns are motivated by the highest ideals and have the best of intentions. There are abusive farmers just as there are abusive policemen, abusive school teachers and abusive parents. But let […]

A wolf in sheep’s clothing

Friday, July 30, 2010

Editor: A wolf in sheep’s clothing. If you read it and other stories in a recent Farm Bureau publication, you would understand the outrage felt by myself and other members. To make any agreement with The Humane Society of the United States, lends validity to the claims of The Humane Society of the United States […]

Farmers not interested in rebuilding beef cattle herds

Friday, July 30, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The nation’s beef herd continues to decline. Due to several years of financial difficulty, producers have little interest in rebuilding their herds. As a result other animals are gaining a larger market share and the cost of beef will remain high, according to a Purdue University economist.

Wheat growers urged to use best choices to avoid another bad harvest

Thursday, July 29, 2010

DELAWARE, Ohio — The 2010 wheat harvest in Ohio has been one of the worst on record in Ohio since 1996 with many elevators reporting high toxin levels of grain. Fusarium Head Blight (FHB, also called scab) is a serious disease of wheat that affects the entire wheat industry in Ohio, from growers to millers […]

New rules to curb Wall Street’s influence over food and farming

Thursday, July 29, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS — The Wall Street reform bill signed recently by President Obama will severely restrict excessive speculation on agriculture commodity futures markets that has harmed U.S. farmers and countries battling hunger, according to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. “This landmark bill is a first step toward preventing the excessive speculation by big Wall […]

Hot, humid weather causing unhealthy algal blooms in Ohio ponds, lakes

Thursday, July 29, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Harmful algal blooms, like those affecting Grand Lake St. Marys, are popping up in ponds and small lakes throughout Ohio, and Ohio State University Extension educators are encouraging landowners to protect their family, pets and livestock. “We are seeing the same harmful algal blooms in landowner ponds and lakes as we are […]

Surgery or stenting? Where you live may influence your options

Thursday, July 29, 2010

DALLAS — A review of scientific studies that compares two treatments for preventing strokes due carotid artery disease provides no clear answer on which treatment is better, a UT Southwestern Medical Center physician reports in an issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. “The most recent data on treatment options for carotid artery disease continue […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 29, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

BURTON, Ohio — Breeders and Feeders 4-H Club held a meeting July 16 and practiced Skill-a-thon at the Patterson Center. Upcoming events discussed were July 28 canoeing at Camp Hi at noon; a car wash Aug. 14 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. at the Tractor Supply Store in Chardon; and hoof trimming at the fairgrounds Aug. […]

Grandin set to speak at animal welfare forum

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and PennAg Industries Association will join to host the 3rd Annual Animal Welfare Forum Aug. 12 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa. The theme of the forum is Working Together for Animal Welfare from Farm to Fork. This year’s forum will feature keynote speaker […]


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