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No chronic wasting disease in Ohio deer

Monday, January 11, 2010

COLUMBUS — For the eighth straight year, testing of Ohio’s deer herd has found no evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD), a degenerative brain disease that affects elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer. According to the Division of Wildlife, state and federal agriculture and wildlife officials collected 571 samples last year from hunter-harvested deer from […]

Ohio wheat producers to be featured during America’s Heartland episode

Monday, January 11, 2010

WASHINGTON — An episode of America’s Heartland, featuring Dave and Sue Roehm of Leesburg, Ohio, and the work done by U.S. Wheat Associates and the U.S. Grains Council overseas, will air on PBS stations throughout the U.S. in the coming weeks. Roehms The Roehms went on the trip to see for themselves and show Heartland […]

Free webinar set to help biodiesel producers

Monday, January 11, 2010

BUTTE, Mont. — A free webinar, “DIY Biodiesel: Keeping It Safe, Keeping It Legal!”, is the second in a series on farm-scale biodiesel production and will be held at 11 a.m. MST Jan. 28. The webinar will help the novice biodiesel producer on the right track to establishing safe and legal production practices. Topics It […]

Checkoff study looks at railroad rates for soy

Monday, January 11, 2010

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. railroad industry represents one of the most important methods of transportation for the soy industry, but lately it has presented some challenges to U.S. soybean farmers. The Soy Transportation Coalition, with funding from the soybean checkoff, published “Railroad Movement of Soybeans and Soy Products,” a comprehensive report that sheds light […]

PA Preferred: It’s relationships that count

Monday, January 11, 2010

By ANDY ANDREWS Special correspondent HARRISBURG, Pa. – This year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show is all about building “relationships.” Guests of the Pennsylvania Farm Show’s new PA Preferred Reception, hosted the night before the Farm Show’s official public opening, sampled delectable entrees from a host of locally grown and processed food items. Most importantly, visitors learned […]

2010: It’s still not ‘business as usual’ for agriculture

Monday, January 11, 2010

SALEM, Ohio — Let’s start the year as most prognosticators do: predicting what will happen in the next 12 months. But we needed help, so we turned to Chris Hurt, agricultural economist at Purdue University; Tom Schlenker, executive vice president of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America; and Matt Roberts, agricultural economist at Ohio State University. […]

Washington Co. FFA girl wins top honors with goat ‘Ziggy’

Monday, January 11, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Courtney Cowden, of Prosperity, Washington County, Pa., won grand champion market goat in the junior livestock show Jan. 9 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. A longtime FFA member and former 4-H member, Cowden has been showing goats for many years. This is her final year as a junior exhibitor at […]

Stallman tells AFBF: Farmers just aren’t going to take it anymore

Monday, January 11, 2010

SEATTLE, Wash. — In his annual keynote address Jan. 10, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman issued a call to action to Farm Bureau members and a stern warning to critics that farmers and ranchers will no longer tolerate opponents’ efforts to change the landscape of American agriculture. Rally needed Stallman spoke at the […]

Late corn harvest lifts prices, for now

Friday, January 8, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — In the short run, another round of harvest delays has supported corn and soybean prices, and strong demand for corn for ethanol may also provide longer term support. However, according to University of Illinois Economist Darrel Good, at some point, the soybean market may suffer from a very large South American harvest. […]

Futures market may be last hope for dying U.S. pork industry

Friday, January 8, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Bankruptcy is a terrible word, but one that indicates the pork industry is entering the “last leg down” in this cycle. Attorneys for several large producers have posted the “out of business” sign in recent months.

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