Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

RALEIGH, N.C. -- In roughly 18 months, participants in the 10% Campaign have recorded more than $10 million in purchases of locally-produced foods.

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- Ohio's fall potato production is forecast at 425 thousand cwt., down 30 percent from last year, according to the Ohio office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. -- Auctioneers Nick Cummings and Kevin Wendt of Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co., held a farm equipment auction Dec. 9 in Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Brazil's area sown with transgenic varieties in the 2011/12 harvest will be 20.9 percent greater than in the last harvest, according to the second crop biotechnology adoption monitoring report for the 2011/12 season, released recently by Celeres.
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