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Borrowers get a break on existing fixed rate loans without asking

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ag Credit calls borrowers to reduce interest rates instead of waiting to be asked.

Union County animal abuse trial is continued

Thursday, August 12, 2010

PLAIN CITY, Ohio — Officials with the Marysville Municipal Court in Ohio’s Union County have confirmed a continuance in the trial of Billy Joe Gregg Jr., the Delaware, Ohio man charged with 12 counts of cruelty to animals. Gregg was arraigned on the charges in June, stemming from an undercover video that showed apparent abuse […]

Pilot literature class teaches students to understand food, live off the land

Thursday, August 12, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In The Omnivore’s Dilemma, author Michael Pollan attempts to answer the question “What should we have for dinner?” As the title suggests, deciding what to eat — especially when faced with so many choices — is not as straightforward as it once was. Sometimes, Pollan argues, connecting the ingredients in our […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of August 12, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

HIRAM, Ohio — Auburn Swine 4-H Club held a meeting Aug. 1. The club voted on the Jr. Fair king and queen candidates. Michael Juh gave a demonstration on how to select a feeder pig. Pictures and information cards will be needed at the next meeting for the buyer’s packets. Barn setup for pig and […]

Cattlemen’s Beef Board approves 2011 budget

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Other board action addresses separation of Federation and policy divisions of NCBA.

Farm expenses decline first time since 1986

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

WASHINGTON — After setting a record high in 2008, U.S. farm production expenditures decreased by $20 billion in 2009. This is the first major decline in 25 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service. Average spent The average production expenditures per farm fell 6.4 percent in 2009, from $140,075 to […]

AG PROGRESS DAYS: Bus tours to agricultural research areas offered at Ag Progress Days

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

University Park, Pa. — Hiking around the 1,500-acre Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs would be a taxing way to learn about the science of agriculture, but for those interested in agricultural research, there’s an alternative. Research tours During Penn State’s 2010 Ag Progress Days, set for Aug. 17-19, visitors can be […]

AG PROGRESS DAYS: Crops and soils tent provides crop management answers

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Folks with questions about managing their crops or weeds can get answers at the Crops, Soils and Conservation Tent at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days Aug. 17-19. Visitors to the crops and soils area can also take the Weed ID quiz and/or bring weeds with them for the experts to identify. […]

AG PROGRESS DAYS: Tradition continues strong with Equine Experience

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Equine Experience at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days has a history of delivering attractions and activities that educate and entertain horse lovers of all ages and experience levels. Events The 2010 version of the exhibit will be no exception, as Penn State’s Equine Science team and the College of Agricultural […]

AG PROGRESS DAYS: From fields to stables, Ag Progress Days has full lineup of exhibits

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The commercial side of agriculture will be on display at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 17-19, at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs. “Farm operators are busy people trying to run their businesses as efficiently as possible. The opportunity to see, learn about and compare the […]


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