Stories by Other News

New Holland tractor wins award

Monday, December 14, 2009

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. — New Holland’s T7070 Auto Command tractor has been awarded the title of Tractor of the Year for 2010 at Agritechnica, the world’s largest show for agricultural machinery and equipment. This new tractor with its continuously variable transmission was also presented with the “Golden Tractor for Design” award, which recognizes design excellence […]

EPA proposes new pesticide labeling

Monday, December 14, 2009

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rolled out proposed guidance for new pesticide labeling to reduce off-target spray and dust drift. The new instructions, when implemented, will improve the clarity and consistency of pesticide labels and help prevent harm from spray drift. The agency is also requesting comment on a petition to evaluate […]

Online Urban Forestry class available

Monday, December 14, 2009

SALEM, Ore. — Enrollment is now open for Oregon State University’s new online Urban Forestry class (FOR350/HORT350) for winter quarter, 2010 (January through March). Broad overview This new online class provides a broad subject overview and examines contemporary issues surrounding urban horticulture and urban forestry. This is an opportunity for planners, natural resource professionals or […]

Equine hives may be easy diagnosis, but often have an elusive cause

Monday, December 14, 2009

By ASHLEY MITEK Perhaps your mare snuck out of the barn last night with the stallion next door for an over-the-top first date at a restaurant serving fresh shellfish (instead of a romp in the hay). At least then you may have a definitive cause for the lumps and bumps covering your horse’s body when […]

W.Va. joins 32-state Wildlife Violator Compact

Monday, December 14, 2009

ROANOKE, W.Va. — Game law violators in West Virginia could face additional consequences for their actions under an interstate agreement recognizing suspension of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses in other states. West Virginia has joined 31 other states as a member of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact that establishes a process whereby wildlife law violations […]

Ohio State Grange supports bill to update Ohio’s telecom grid

Monday, December 14, 2009

Editor: Rural citizens in Ohio are currently faced with a challenge: old and outdated legislation. The Ohio Modernization Act of 2009, S.B. 162 and H.B. 276, would modernize telecom legislation by preserving current consumer protections and removing costly regulations, which will in turn allow telecom providers to invest more in infrastructure. This infrastructure is critical […]

Success may mean soybean rotation

Monday, December 14, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — One of the best techniques a farmer can use to manage soybean cyst nematode is to rotate resistant soybean varieties, based on the preliminary findings of a Midwest soybean cyst nematode project. Anne Dorrance, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center said the preliminary […]

Manure storage covers have more than one purpose

Monday, December 14, 2009

COLUMBUS — Technology to mitigate odor and air quality concerns on livestock farms can also be used for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while providing potential income for farmers looking to trade carbon credits. Manure storage covers, originally designed to control odors on dairy, swine and other livestock facilities, can also capture greenhouse gases such as […]

Reader boycotting country music star

Monday, December 14, 2009

Editor: On Dec. 2, I heard something that made me sad and very concerned. Carrie Underwood gave a very large amount of money to the Humane Society of the United States. This very powerful group has been outspoken about Livestock Producers and the products they provide. The goal of the Humane Society of the United […]

Researcher studying ways to handle huge quantities of biomass

Monday, December 14, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As scientists scramble to develop ways to generate enormous amounts of energy from cleaner-burning, renewable fuels to replace coal and oil, promising agricultural crops such as switchgrass have made headlines. But selecting the plants from which to make energy is just part of the challenge. Systems to handle huge volumes of […]

eNewsletter

Get our Top Stories in Your Inbox