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Farmers should think like CFOs to weather fluctuations in business

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Farmers who want to make money in today’s unpredictable economy would do well to assume a corporate mindset and think like a chief financial officer, a Purdue University agricultural economist says. With many farm businesses now multimillion-dollar operations and the operating risk in agriculture increasing, producers should focus more time on […]

Mini biodigester demonstration at FSR

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

LONDON, Ohio — Farmers interested in alternative energy technologies for the farm can learn more about the small-scale biodigester developed by Ohio State University ecological engineers. The technology will be demonstrated at Farm Science Review, Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Jay Martin, a researcher with the Ohio Agricultural Research […]

Diverse crops key to successful biofuels industry

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — The debate continues as scrutiny increases over the sustainability of ethanol derived from crops developed for food production. Concerns about net energy and greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to its effect on food and feed pricing are driving researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of Illinois and at the […]

Researchers work to improve diesel fuel quality sensors

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — Sensors currently used to monitor the quality of diesel fuel and biodiesel blended fuels during engine operation are unable to adequately detect certain important fuel quality concerns. Alan Hansen, professor of agricultural and biological engineering at the University of Illinois, and his colleagues are working to develop new technologies to improve these […]

Keith L. Wetmore

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

SPENCER, Ohio — Keith L. Wetmore, 54, of Spencer, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, following a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident in Spencer Township late Wednesday evening. He was born in Medina, Ohio, on May 15, 1956, to Glen and Beatrice Suter Wetmore. He graduated from Buckeye High School in 1974, and received the Future Farmers […]

Forestry webinar series begins Sept. 28

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. — University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will offer a forestry webinar series on select Tuesdays beginning Sept. 28. The series is designed for woodland owners, farmers and others interested in woodland, timber and wildlife topics. Times Sessions in the six-part series will convene at various county extension offices from 6:30 p.m. to […]

Leaders reach areas of agreement in animal disease traceability debate

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Strong and ongoing collaboration among producers, commercial interests and regulatory agencies at both the state and federal level is the key component to successful animal disease traceability in the U.S. This was just one point of agreement included in a white paper developed from the discussions at the Joint Strategy Forum […]

New foundation to support dairy show’s youth exhibitors

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — All-American Dairy Show youth exhibitors will benefit from a newly formed foundation designed to help support educational and training opportunities, said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding. Beginning Two years ago, Chip Savage of Knoxville, Md., donated a Holstein March calf, Savage-Leigh Z Linsee-ET, that sold in the Eastern Elite Holstein Sale during […]

Mycogen Seeds to focus on growing U.S. seed business

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS — Dow AgroSciences and Mycogen Seeds has announced plans to continue to invest in and expand their U.S. branded seeds business. New corn trait innovations and the commercial launch of those new technologies over the coming years are driving this additional investment in the business.

Experts say green policies don’t necessarily create more jobs

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

COLUMBUS — Like many states, Ohio is banking on green energy technology to put residents back to work. Yet, a new Ohio State University analysis examining the economic development impacts of green policies suggests that the state’s current efforts are unlikely to generate large numbers of new jobs. However, on a more positive front, the […]

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