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  • USDA Planting Intentions Report: Record soybean acres, less corn

  • Breaking the ‘grass ceiling’: East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference draws 135

  • USDA extends crop program deadlines until April 7

Markets Results

Hog producers follow prudent path

Friday, January 20, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Hog production returned to profitability in 2011, but producers remain cautious about the future. This is evidenced by the modest expansion of the breeding herd as reported by USDA at the end of the year, said a Purdue University Extension economist.

Sale of Champions rounds out junior livestock exhibits at Pa. Farm Show

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Sale of Champions kicked off the Junior Livestock Sale Jan. 10 at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Grand and reserve champion lambs, pigs, steers and goats sold to the highest bidders, bringing $35,200.

New Pa. Farm Show exhibit: Today’s farm has nothing to hide

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

“If we’re ashamed of what we’re going, maybe we shouldn’t be doing it.” Opening the barn doors at Pa. Farm Show ‘Today’s Agriculture’ exhibit.

Western Pa. youth tops lamb show

Sunday, January 15, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Hayden Demniak, 11, of Carmichaels, Greene County, claimed the top spot in the market lamb show at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

2011 is a banner year for Holsteins

Sunday, January 15, 2012

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Holstein Association USA reports that 2011 was an exceptional year for U.S. Registered Holsteins. Enthusiasm for the Holstein breed is high and growing, evidenced by the 360,149 Holsteins that were registered, as of Dec. 31.

Prized porker exhibited by York County resident

Saturday, January 14, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Supreme Champion swine at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show was the winning Yorkshire, JTPS1 Flair 1-9, exhibited by James Parlett of Airville, Pa., York County.

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association accepting bull consignments for sales

Friday, January 13, 2012

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The sales, held March 30 and April 16 offer an affordable way to market bulls from multiple breeds in one location and on one day.

USDA to close offices across country

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

In Ohio, five FSA offices and the ARS research center in Coshocton County to shut doors.

Weed killer Atrazine aids conservation tillage

Friday, December 30, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. — According to a new study by Paul D. Mitchell, ag economist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the herbicide atrazine benefits U.S. corn, sorghum and sugar cane farmers by up to $3.3 billion annually, thanks to increased yield, decreased cost and reduced soil erosion.

Rare swine breeds: Are heritage hogs the next niche market?

Friday, December 30, 2011

PITTSBORO, N.C. — In the world of local niche foods, raising heritage livestock is becoming just as popular as growing heirloom fruits and vegetables.

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