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U.S. ag equipment exports up 15 percent at midyear

Friday, September 16, 2011

WASHINGTON — U.S. exports of agricultural machinery continued to grow in 2011 and ended the first half of the year with a gain of 15 percent, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

New technology could capture ammonia from liquid manure

Saturday, September 10, 2011

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Though it may not sound very glamorous, a new method of extracting ammonium from liquid animal manure could be exciting news for both confined animal operations and environmental groups, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service engineer.

Farm Science Review to exhibit Corn Belt’s many varieties

Thursday, September 8, 2011

LONDON, Ohio — The history of corn, from ancient grasses to modern marvel, will be on display at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22, at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center outside London.

Purdue agronomist: Poor kernel set could decrease corn yield potential

Thursday, September 8, 2011

WEST LaFAYETTE, Ind. — A period of extremely hot, dry weather in the Midwest this summer has led to problems with corn ear development and kernel set, a Purdue Extension agronomist said.

Ohio Power Siting Board approves eight more wind turbines at Hog Creek

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Power Siting Board recently approved an agreement authorizing Hog Creek Wind Farm to construct eight additional wind turbines in northwest Hardin County.

MU FAPRI updates agricultural baseline ahead of Farm Bill debates

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Tight crop supplies and record farm prices dominate a midyear baseline update from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri.

Top swine, boar sells for $900 at Pa. Livestock Evaluation Center sale

Friday, September 2, 2011

PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE, Pa. — Swine producers from Pennsylvania and surrounding states gathered Aug. 17 for the 36th annual Swine Boar and Gilt Performance Tested Sale at the Livestock Evaluation Center in Pennsylvania Furnace, Centre County.

So you want to start a vineyard …

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Reality check: N.Y. numbers show it takes about $18,000 per acre to establish a vineyard.

Ohio River Basin part of pilot water quality trading market program

Monday, August 29, 2011

Landowners in Ohio River Basin could be paid for conservation measures that improve water quality downstream.

Survey finds five states have adopted stricter regulations on sale of raw milk

Monday, August 29, 2011

WASHINGTON — The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has released updated results from a survey that gathered information about the regulation and sale of raw milk in the U.S.


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