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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.

Consumers are demanding ‘fresh from the farm,’ creating endless possibilities

Friday, March 19, 2010

Farmers will learn to gross $90,000 per acre at annual conference.

Teeth in new Dog Law: Pennsylvania shuts down five dog kennels

Friday, March 19, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pa. Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement has used authority provided by the new dog law to shut down five of the state’s commercial dog breeding kennels March 19. Scarlet-Maple Farm Kennel in Lancaster County, owned by Daniel P. Esh; the adjoining Twin Maple Farm Kennel in Lancaster County, owned by John […]

U.S. and China agree on reopening Chinese pork market to U.S.

Friday, March 19, 2010

WASHINGTON — The United States and China have reached an agreement to reopen the Chinese market to U.S. pork and pork products.

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