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Organic minerals can be helpful in preventing lameness in sows

Friday, October 2, 2009

ST. PAUL, Minn. — One of the greatest challenges facing swine breeding herd managers today is increasing sow longevity in the herd, especially when gestating sows are group housed. Today’s females have been bred to produce and support large litters, and this increases the pressure and nutrient drain from their bodies. University of Minnesota veterinarian […]

Composition of milk, rbST or not, is the same

Friday, October 2, 2009

Panel finds no evidence of human health risks from drinking milk from cows supplemented with rbST.

Dwarf scouring rush found in rare wetland on Mercyhurst College land

Thursday, October 1, 2009

GIRARD, Pa. — Western Pennsylvania Conservancy scientists have discovered a plant in Erie County that has never been recorded in Pennsylvania. The plant, dwarf scouring rush, was identified with the aid of a Mercyhurst College professor on the college’s Mercyhurst West property in Girard. Dwarf scouring rush is known to exist in northern U.S. states […]

New program prepares young agriculture advocates

Thursday, October 1, 2009

DENVER — The American National CattleWomen Inc. will launch of College Aggies Online, a new program aimed at helping today’s college students become confident advocates for the agriculture industry. College Aggies Online, a joint venture of the Animal Agriculture Alliance and American National CattleWomen, Inc., will connect college students from across the country who are […]

Hog producers begin to see the first signs of economic recovery

Thursday, October 1, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — The magnitude of losses from pork production operations is declining and profits are expected to turn positive in the spring of 2010, according to Purdue University Extension Economist Chris Hurt. “On the supply side, the USDA’s Sept. 25 Hogs and Pigs report revealed slightly larger reductions in the herd than had been […]

Farm Science Review offered grain rescue demos

Thursday, October 1, 2009

LONDON, Ohio — Grain storage and handling can be fatal if the proper safety precautions are not followed. This year’s Ohio State University Farm Science Review offered agricultural grain rescue demonstrations to emphasize the importance of following these precautions when working with grain. Pleasant Valley Joint Fire District, Urbana Fire Department, City of London Fire […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 1, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA chapter held its annual monthly meeting at Acres Of Fun Sept. 14. The motions included have the chapter pay for hotel registration and bus fees for National Convention, to help with the Ohio Tree Farm Sept. 26 and the fifth grade farm tour on Sept. 30, hold the […]

Congressional conferees agree on aid for dairy farmers

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WASHINGTON — Senate and House negotiators agreed Sept. 30 to provide $350 million for U.S. dairy farmers. Under the language that Congress still must approve, $290 million would be provided in direct support to dairy farmers using guidelines to be determined by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack under an expedited process.

Twin-row cropping may be the wave of the not-so-distant future

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Twin-row cropping is growing in popularity because of yield gains and low cost in new equipment.

Settlement may be looming in Witmer’s grain lawsuit

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The ODA has completed its investigation and found no violations of the grain warehouse law.


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