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Rethink rotations before switching to organic grains

Thursday, April 8, 2010

In Purdue research, a corn-soybeans-wheat/alfalfa-alfalfa rotation provided the highest first-crop profitability in transitioning to organic grain production.

Agencies commit $50 million to create climate change models, study impacts

Thursday, April 8, 2010

WASHINGTON — The U.S. departments of agriculture and energy and the National Science Foundation have created a joint research program that designates nearly $50 million to develop climate system models. It is hoped the models will provide insights on climate variability and impacts on ecosystems.

Vacation with us … Ferguson

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mike and Guyla Ferguson of Tippecanoe, Ohio, brought Farm and Dairy to the Dole Pineapple Plantation during their honeymoon in Hawaii. Aloha fun in the sun!

A roundup of FFA news for the week of April 8, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

HAMLIN, W.Va. — Lincoln County FFA is holding a farm equipment consignment auction May 1 at 10 a.m. at the new Lincoln County High School in Hamlin. All types of farm equipment will be accepted. No batteries, windows or car tires. Agricultural tires may be accepted upon request. Consignments will be taken April 29, 4 […]

Wilmington College to present Earth Day Food symposium April 22

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Symposium focus is ‘Food and Farming for the Future: Eat Healthy/Grow Responsibly’

Cleveland area family farm granted permanent preservation

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

NOVELTY, Ohio — A Hinckley Township property owner and Western Reserve Land Conservancy have teamed up to permanently preserve 22 acres just north of the Cleveland Metroparks’ Hinckley Reservation. Charles Gibson has placed a conservation easement on a portion of his property, which is on State Road just south of Center Road (state Route 303). […]

Drive-it-yourself tour winds through Carroll County

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is hosting a Daffodil Drive-It-Yourself Tour of Carroll County. The tour will be April 11, with map and trip program pickup at the Carroll County Fairgrounds from 12-2 p.m. The tour stops will be open from 12-6 p.m. Dinner The Carroll […]

Which cover crop should you plant? It depends

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — More farmers are using cover crops to limit erosion from fields, control weed growth, fix nitrogen in the soil, feed livestock and produce biomass for energy. But, depending on an agricultural producer’s needs, not all cover crops are created equally, according to a crop and soil scientist in Penn State’s College […]

Free, new organic guides available for farmers

Monday, April 5, 2010

ITHACA, N.Y. — Nine new and free organic production guides are now available for farmers. The guides provide information on how to produce certified organic apples, blueberries, grapes, lettuce, potatoes, spinach, strawberries and cole crops, including cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. There is also a new guide on management of dairy cattle pests using […]

HSUS now ranked lower than PETA

Monday, April 5, 2010

WASHINGTON — The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom pointed to a newly downgraded rating from Charity Navigator as evidence that the Humane Society of the United States is not adequately fulfilling its stated charitable purpose. Charity Navigator slashed the rankings for Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society International, the international arm […]

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