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Cattlemen can cut costs with wise bull selections

Monday, August 24, 2009

When cattle producers experience difficult economic times, one of the first areas they look to reduce costs is bull purchases, but be sure buying a cheap bull now won’t cost you dearly in the future.

Ohio pork producers, processors donating meat to local foodbanks

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Ohio Pork Producers Council is leading an effort to generate 100,000 pounds of pork, or 500,000 servings, for the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks by April 30, 2010.

If Mother Nature cooperates, Ohio farmers could see record yields

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Could this crop year be a bin-buster in Ohio? Yes, if wheat crop is any indication.

USDA’s FSA expands farm storage loans

Friday, August 21, 2009

USDA improves its farm storage loan program that helps producers build or upgrade farm storage and handling facilities.

Land O’Lakes first half earnings match 2008

Monday, August 17, 2009

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Land O’Lakes had net sales of $5.8 billion and net earnings of $164.1 million for the first six months of 2009. While net sales were down from $6.6 billion for the first half of last year, the $164.1 million in net earnings matched the same period one year ago, despite 2009’s […]

USDA forecasts plentiful soybean crop

Friday, August 14, 2009

WASHINGTON — U.S. farmers successfully battled soggy July weather and remain on target for producing the largest soybean crop in history, according to the Crop Production report, released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soybean forecast Soybean production is forecast at a record-high 3.2 billion bushels, up 8 percent from last […]

Grain markets are poised for a pop

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

USDA will release the Supply and Demand Report Wednesday, and, as usual, it represents an untimely truth for this grain market columnist. I write this on Monday before the market opens, and the reader gets this Thursday, after the report and after some market reaction to it. The numbers Monday, the markets were sharply mixed, […]

Second quarter results of Andersons Inc.

Friday, August 7, 2009

MAUMEE, Ohio — The Andersons Inc. announced second quarter net income attributable to the company of $15.9 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, on revenues of $811 million. In the same three month period of 2008, the company reported record results of $45.6 million, or $2.48 per diluted share, on $1.1 billion of revenues. For […]

Workshops to explore competition issues in the agriculture industry

Friday, August 7, 2009

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold joint public workshops to explore competition issues affecting the agriculture industry in the 21st century and the appropriate role for antitrust and regulatory enforcement in that industry. Issues The joint workshops will address the dynamics of competition in agriculture markets including, […]

USDA move helps milk producers in short-term, but most still struggling

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Surviving the dairy crisis may mean changes to operation SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Perseverance, heart, soul, patience and optimism. These are the traits a dairy farmer has had to develop in order to make it through the past several months of low milk prices. Or what many of them say they had to develop in […]

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