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Don’t waste your money on bogus nontraditional fertilizer products

Thursday, April 9, 2009

By ED LENTZ and ROBERT MULLEN WOOSTER, Ohio — Many products are frequently marketed as the latest and greatest technology that will improve agronomic productivity of all major crops in Ohio. The question is which ones are legitimate and which ones are wastes of money? Real or fake? Here are a few simple ways to […]

AgroSciences, Syngenta share seed traits

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS — Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta plan to cross license their respective corn traits for commercialization within their branded seed businesses.

Can you afford your farm?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — With the current economic downturn, farmers may be scrutinizing the future of their operations and a financial planning tool offered by Ohio State University Extension is available to evaluate the health of on-farm businesses. FINPACK FINPACK (Farm Financial Planning and Analysis) is a nationally known agricultural software package designed to aid in […]

Farming intentions: Crop acreage will be smaller than expected in ’09

Friday, April 3, 2009

COLUMBUS — Corn acreage in the United States is down and soybean acreage is up for 2009, according to the USDA’s Prospective Plantings Report. But the shift is not as great as the markets expected. Matt Roberts, an Ohio State University Extension economist, said that high fertilizer prices, high input costs for corn, and poor […]

USDA extending 2008 buy-in waiver for agricultural disaster assistance

Thursday, April 2, 2009

COLUMBUS — Producers who suffered crop losses in the 2008 crop year now have an additional opportunity to buy eligibility for Farm Service Agency disaster assistance. Deadline “Producers now have until May 18 to pay a buy-in fee to become eligible for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program, Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish […]

USDA: Purchase of nonfat dry milk helps both farmers and low-income families

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

WASHINGTON — The USDA is transferring approximately 200 million pounds of nonfat dry milk from the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service for use in domestic feeding programs. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said the goal is to help support both low-income families struggling to put nutritious food on their […]

USDA: Ohio hog numbers up; U.S. numbers down

Monday, March 30, 2009

Ohio hog producers had 1.97 million hogs on hand March 1, 2009, up 2 percent from last quarter and up 6 percent from a year ago. U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2009, was 65.4 million head, down 3 percent from March 1, 2008, and down 2 percent from December 1, 2008.

The big planting question: Corn or soybeans?

Friday, March 27, 2009

You can toss a coin, but don’t ignore your own experience when making planting decisions.

Report indicates increasing availability of distiller’s dried grains with solubles

Thursday, March 12, 2009

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is more than able to continue supplying global customers with necessary feed ingredients, according to the U.S. Grains Council, the leading organization for export market development for barley, corn, sorghum and co-products. Citing the release of USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, U.S. Grains Council Vice Chairman and Ohio corn […]

Pa. cattlemen pool calves to gain dollar power

Thursday, March 5, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Eight thousand calves were sold for premium prices last year through a program that is helping to increase profits for Pennsylvania beef producers. Since 1995, the Pennsylvania Feeder Calf Pool traditionally has added 10 to 25 cents a pound to the sale price, according to Dustin Heeter, livestock-production educator for Penn […]

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