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Mick Colvin portrait hung in Saddle & Sirloin Gallery in Louisville, Ky.

Friday, November 20, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The portrait of Louis M. “Mick” Colvin has entered the Saddle & Sirloin Gallery in Louisville, Ky. Unveiling More than 230 of Colvin’s family and friends gathered Nov. 15 for the dinner and unveiling at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, where the gallery has been located since 1977. During his 55 […]

New product manages reproduction in sheep

Friday, November 20, 2009

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration approved EAZI-Breed Controlled Intravaginal Drug Release Sheep Insert (progesterone solid matrix) for induction of estrus in ewes (sheep) during seasonal anestrus. This progesterone Controlled Intravaginal Drug Release is a steroid hormone that allows out-of-season breeding in sheep. Data The data to support this approval were gathered in collaboration […]

Kernels of truth: Researchers sequence the maize genome

Friday, November 20, 2009

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The completion of a high-quality sequence of the maize (corn) genome is in the cover story of the Nov. 20 issue of Science. This new genome sequence reports the sequence of genes in maizeand provides a detailed physical map of the maize genome. This map identifies the order in which genesare […]

Opportunities exist for beef, dairy producers to utilize damaged corn

Friday, November 20, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The moldy corn that is coming out of some Indiana fields presents challenges to growers and livestock producers, but cattlemen may be able to take advantage of this unfortunate opportunity, according Purdue University beef and dairy specialists. The rumen is an organ that allows beef and dairy cattle to detoxify anything […]

Cooperatives Working Together has enhanced milk checks by $1.54 in 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va. — Cooperatives Working Together has generated a return on investment of $1.54 per hundredweight so far in 2009, according to an independent economic analysis of the voluntary dairy farmer-funded and managed self-help program. That evaluation was released at the 2009 NMPF annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas by Scott Brown of the University of […]

CQ Fire Makers is now a qualified biomass conversion facility

Friday, November 20, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania State Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency Bill Wehry said that CQ Fire Makers, LLC biomass conversion facility is now qualified under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. Eligible material owners may be eligible for matching payments for delivery of eligible material to CQ Fire Makers, LLC. Contact information […]

American Agri-Women experience Oregon agriculture at annual convention

Friday, November 20, 2009

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Women for Agriculture hosted American Agri-Women’s 35th annual convention in Salem, Ore., showcasing Oregon agriculture through speakers, workshops and tours. Thursday night’s speaker Jeanne Carver and her husband, Dan, own the historic Imperial Stock Ranch in north central Oregon where they raise beef and lamb. About 10 years ago when markets […]

Vacation with us…Hopkins

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Holding their weekly copy of Farm and Dairy on their August vacation to Alaska are Sam and Dotty Hopkins and their friends Larry and Sharon Rizor from Nineveh, Greene County, Pa.

Vacation with us…Bliley

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bill and Becky Bliley of Waterford, Pa., took Farm and Dairy along with them to Bliss, N.Y., to see the wind parks developed by Noble Environmental Power.

Ag makes social media presence known; farm speaker a Mashable award finalist

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Farm community propels professional ag speaker Michele Payn-Knoper into top five finalist spot for Mashable’s Twitter User of the Year web award.

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