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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 25, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

BROOKFIELD, Ohio — The Brookfield 4-H Friends held their March meeting with demonstrations given by three members. All members should bring their animal registrations filled out to the next meeting set for April 8. * * * MINERVA, Ohio — The Stillfork 4-H club met March 15 at Mount Zion United Methodist Church. Cheyanna Skinner […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 25, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — Hillsdale FFA placed eighth at state nursery and landscaping contest on March 3. Individual places were Jeff Stimmell, sixth; Hannah Shock, 10th; and Kelsey King, 16th. Members competed in the State Job Interview and Agricultural Sales Career Development events March 6 at Tolles Technical Center in Plain City. Sarah Bookman competed in […]

Rethink your schedule: Vaccinate calves now for respiratory diseases

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

STILLWATER, Okla. — Cattle producers preparing to work spring-born calves should be taking steps now to protect their animals from the respiratory diseases, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis and bovine viral diarrhea virus. By vaccinating calves now, the first vaccination against IBR and BVDV takes place at a time when there is comparatively less stress on a […]

Synthetic biology: Can corn learn how to fix nitrogen?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Is it possible to “teach” corn to fix its own nitrogen, thus eliminating the need for nitrogen fertilizer applications?

Farmers can get loans for cold storage

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

WASHINGTON — The USDA’s Farm Storage Facility Loan program has been amended to allow producers to build cold storage facilities to store their fresh fruits and vegetables.

Know the value of your timber

Monday, March 22, 2010

COLUMBIA, Mo. — How much are your trees worth? A lot of Missouri woodland owners don’t know, according to Larry Godsey, an economist with the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry. Without a good idea of what their assets are worth, landowners risk selling timber for too little-and paying too much in taxes. As April […]

Grass-fed beef production can be daunting for many beef producers

Saturday, March 20, 2010

MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio — Ohio livestock producers are exploring grass-fed beef production to meet market demands for what many consider to be a healthful and ecologically sustainable product. Production However, the production side of the system can be daunting. “Finishing animals on grass is the hardest grazing management system to accomplish,” said Jeff McCutcheon, an […]

‘Do not enter’ not a bad idea: Farm biosecurity needs beefed up

Saturday, March 20, 2010

One of the biggest concerns for farmers is hosting a visitor that might be bringing with them disease pathogens that could potentially be transmitted to the farm animals, and eventually between animals, or bringing a new disease onto the farm through purchased stock.

Can wheat producers keep pace with growing global demand?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Farmers around the world have responded to growing demand by producing record crops recently. As a result, USDA forecasts that global ending stocks for 2009/10 (June-May) will be 196.8 million metric tons, up 60 percent from a recent low of 123.3 million metric tons in 2007/08.

Farmers, don’t bring work home (especially if it could make others sick)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Your barn shoes and boots (and hands) could bring food-borne disease pathogens into farmhouse.

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