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Research recommends starting cattle on corn, finishing on co-products

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — The traditional practice of finishing cattle on corn may not be the only way to achieve high marbling, a desirable characteristic of quality beef. Researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered that high-quality beef and big per-head profits can be achieved by starting early-weaned cattle on corn and finishing them on […]

USDA Announces new performance standards for salmonella and campylobacter

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New standards will help prevent tens of thousands of illnesses per year

Minford man pleads guilty to killing trophy buck illegally

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WEST UNION, Ohio — A Scioto County man pleaded guilty to four wildlife violations in Adams County Court April 30 and was ordered to pay $23,572 in restitution, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife. Guilty plea Johnny B. Clay, 37, of Minford pled guilty to four charges including taking a […]

Biometric ID cards could help resolve migrant worker issues

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

By ANDY ANDREWS Contributing Writer LANCASTER, Pa. – More than 60 percent of the milk sold in this country is processed using migrant labor. In fact, most of the food we eat is handled in some way by migrant workers. With the passage of Arizona’s new immigration law, SB1070, Congress is well on the way […]

Pioneer breaks ground for soybean facility in Missouri

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NEW MADRID, Mo. — Pioneer Hi-Bred executives broke ground May 17 on a $55 million parent and commercial soybean seed production plant in New Madrid County, Mo.

Help is announced for tree growers

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

USDA Announces Assistance Program for Orchardists and Nursery Tree Growers.

Protect horses from poisonous plants in pasture

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

There are countless poisonous plants in the world. Unless they are specialists who can identify all the varieties, it is often difficult for owners to roam their pastures and know what to look for. But two of the most common plants that are poisonous to horses are white snake root and maple leaf. “White snake […]

Carroll SWCD dealing with budget cuts

Monday, May 17, 2010

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Carroll Soil and Water Conservation District is dealing with budget cuts as is nearly every SWCD office around the state. Funded by the Carroll County commissioners and the State of Ohio, both of which are experiencing shortfalls in revenue, the district is not able to fill its full-time technician position, and […]

Retiring farmers can get additional CRP payments if helping new farmer

Monday, May 17, 2010

WASHINGTON — The USDA is offering a new Transition Incentives Program (TIP) to encourage retired or retiring farmers to transition their land to beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers. Producers who want to apply for the program can start signing up now. If all program requirements are met, the new program provides annual rental […]

Planting (or replanting) woes? Better tell Farm Service Agency

Saturday, May 15, 2010

COLUMBUS — When bad weather prevents planting or damages crops, farmers must report the acreage to the local USDA Farm Service Agency office within 15 days of the final planting date of the crop, This applies to all crops, whether covered by crop insurance, not covered by insurance, or covered by FSA’s Non-insured Assistance Program. […]

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