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Cattlemen challenge EPA greenhouse gas ruling in court

Thursday, December 24, 2009

NCBA claims EPA will be able to tell farmers that they can only emit a certain level of greenhouse gases.

300-bushel corn? Yep, we can do that

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Advanced production techniques, informed growing practices and improved seed varieties helped corn growers achieve high yields in the National Corn Growers Association 2009 National Corn Yield Contest. Despite the challenging weather conditions that plagued the Corn Belt throughout the year, entrants continued to far surpass the national average corn yield, even doubling […]

Nations agree to climate change accord in Denmark

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — President Barack Obama committed the United States to cutting the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020, and by more than 80 percent by 2050.

Colorado grain elevator fined for worker hazards after teen dies

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Teen’s death triggers OSHA investigation and $1.6 million in fines for Colorado grain elevator.

Producer-handler proposal: USDA poised to cap milk bottling

Friday, November 6, 2009

Decision could bring more producers into federal order program and increase pooling incentives.

Ohio voters overwhelmingly pass Issue 2, but HSUS plans its own ballot initiative

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

In the Nov. 3 election, Ohio voters passed Issue 2, but the Humane Society of United States plans its own ballot initiative in response.

Michigan passes animal care legislation

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

LANSING, Michigan — Michigan is one step away from approving a new bill to regulate animal care in agreement with standards outlined by one of the nation’s most active animal welfare organizations — The Humane Society of the United States.

Farm Science Review offered grain rescue demos

Thursday, October 1, 2009

LONDON, Ohio — Grain storage and handling can be fatal if the proper safety precautions are not followed. This year’s Ohio State University Farm Science Review offered agricultural grain rescue demonstrations to emphasize the importance of following these precautions when working with grain. Pleasant Valley Joint Fire District, Urbana Fire Department, City of London Fire […]

Congressional conferees agree on aid for dairy farmers

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WASHINGTON — Senate and House negotiators agreed Sept. 30 to provide $350 million for U.S. dairy farmers. Under the language that Congress still must approve, $290 million would be provided in direct support to dairy farmers using guidelines to be determined by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack under an expedited process.

Ohio hog inventory up 6 percent, U.S. hog inventory down 2 percent

Monday, September 28, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio hog producers had 2.04 million hogs on hand Sept. 1, up 2 percent from last quarter and up 6 percent from a year ago. The number of market hogs, at 1.88 million head, was up 3 percent from last quarter and up 7 percent from last year. Breeding stock, at 160,000 […]

Nine common myths about wind energy

Monday, September 21, 2009

There are lots of myths that some people have about wind energy and its potential.

Grain rescue demonstrations to be held at Farm Science Review

Sunday, September 20, 2009

LONDON, Ohio — Grain storage and handling can be fatal if the proper safety precautions are not followed. This year’s Ohio State University Farm Science Review, Sept. 22-24, will be the site of agricultural grain rescue demonstrations to emphasize the importance of following these precautions when working with grain. Designed to educate. Ohio State University […]

Farm Science Review helps farmers plan for tomorrow

Friday, September 18, 2009

This year’s Farm Science Review runs Sept. 22-24 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.

Researchers develop new glue from corn

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

After the oil is extracted from corn germ meal, the corn germ is typically fed to poultry and other livestock animals. But a new, value-added use could be on tap for this “leftover.”

Farm Science Review bioenergy program aimed at hobby farmers

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

LONDON, Ohio — Small-acreage and hobby farmers interested in transitioning to energy independence can find more information at Farm Science Review on how to use on-farm resources as renewable energy. When and where Maurus Brown, an Ohio State University Extension specialist who is involved in bioenergy initiatives at OSU South Centers at Piketon, will present […]

USDA to support domestic nutrition programs and pork producers

Thursday, September 3, 2009

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said USDA’s intention is to purchase an additional $30 million in pork products in FY 2009 for federal food and nutrition assistance programs. To invite bids USDA will survey potential suppliers to seek the lowest overall cost by publicly inviting bids and awarding contracts to responsible bidders. Altogether, USDA […]

Demand to determine post-harvest price pattern for corn and soybeans

Thursday, September 3, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — It now appears that consumption of U.S. corn and soybeans will be record large in the 2009-10 marketing year, and that could help corn and soybean prices, according to University of Illinois economist Darrel Good. “The price users will be willing to pay for corn and soybeans will depend to a large […]

Fayette Co. intermodal facility will help export Ohio soybeans

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bluegrass Farms of Ohio has received the green light to create an intermodal terminal, the Central Ohio Logistics Center, thanks in large part to a $7.5 million forgivable state loan.

Ethanol production to start in western Pa.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Clearfield, Pa., ethanol plant currently under construction by Bionol Clearfield LLC, a unit of Bio Energy International of Quincy, Mass., is expected to start taking corn in November and to be operational in January.

Updated economic forecast shows prices depend on recession ending

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Economist cautions mixed future with increasing agricultural products prices and higher oil costs.

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