Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture in conjunction with West Virginia University Extension Service has announced two grant writing workshops.
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Purdue ag barometer points toward much higher producer sentiment about economy.

Ag outlook meetings point toward more tough times, but with strong demand in the soybean market.

Collin Meyers, a 2010 graduate of the turfgrass science program in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will accompany the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Ohio farm landscape/Farm and Dairy file photo

Revising the farm real estate (CAUV) tax formula and compiling data on the density of livestock in Ohio’s watersheds lead the Ohio Farmers Union’s list of public policy priorities for the year.

Even with the lower commodity prices there are opportunities available such as potential hedge profits on fall feeder cattle and summer hog marketing.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will accept more than 300,000 acres in 43 states that were offered by producers during the recent ranking period for the Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands enrollment.
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The online auction will begin at 8 a.m. on the EnergyNet site, www.EnergyNet.com. Each parcel will have its own unique open bidding period.

U.S. Department of Transportation designated 10 proving ground pilot sites to encourage testing and information sharing for automated vehicle technologies.

Livestock producers should make sure animals have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding and feed to make it through cold spells
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