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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 […]

Korea lifts restrictions on U.S. hogs, pork

Thursday, August 13, 2009

WASHINGTON — The National Pork Producers Council hailed the Republic of Korea’s decision to inspect only a sample of U.S. pork exports rather than 100 percent of them and to lift a ban on live hog imports from the U.S. The restrictions were put in place in the wake of the H1N1 flu outbreak. Pork […]

It’s been an unusually quiet year for soybean aphids, but don’t stop scouting

Thursday, August 13, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Entomologists across the Midwest expected to see soybean aphid outbreaks this year, but aphids have been slow in coming out, according to a Purdue University field crops entomologist. Soybean aphid outbreaks typically occur during odd-numbered years, which means there would typically be an increase in aphid numbers across the Midwest this […]

Pa. team wins envirothon competition

Thursday, August 13, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger congratulated members of Delaware County’s Penncrest High School Envirothon Team for taking first place in the national Canon Envirothon held at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. “This is the 11th year a team from Pennsylvania has won this prestigious national environmental education competition,” Hanger said. […]

Center for Food and Animal Issues backed by Farm Credit Services

Thursday, August 13, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s newly created Center for Food and Animal Issues received a significant boost thanks to a $100,000 donation approved by the board of directors for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, a $15.5 billion agriculture lending cooperative serving over 85,500 farmers and rural residents. According to a press release from […]

OSU professor awarded M.S. Swaminathan Award

Thursday, August 13, 2009

NEW DELHI, India — Ohio State University professor Rattan Lal received the prestigious international M.S. Swaminathan Award from the Trust for the Advancement of Agricultural Sciences Aug. 11 in New Delhi, India. Lal, a world-renowned soil scientist, is traveling in India with Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee and Bobby Moser, vice president for Agricultural […]

What was your best buy at an auction?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Are you just dying to share a great deal you got at an auction? Do you have a great story to go with that deal? Then answer this question….What was the best buy you ever got at an auction? Farm and Dairy would like to give you a chance to brag and tell our readers […]

Duplex sells for $92,400 at auction

Thursday, August 13, 2009

– Auctioneer Randy Compton of Russ Kiko Associates Inc. Auctioneers, Canton, Ohio, held a real estate auction July 30 in Canal Fulton, Ohio. The real estate, a duplex with two bedrooms, one bath, a laundry room and an eat-in kitchen per side, sold for $92,400. According to Compton, there were approximately 17 bidders registered and […]

For the love of the Guernsey breed

Thursday, August 13, 2009

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. — Although every dairy farm is unique, some may consider Ealy’s Highland Farm in Mercer County, Pa., to be even more out of the ordinary. Until about four years ago, Dan and Sherry Ealy were milking Holsteins. Today, their 88-cow herd consists of about 25 percent pure Guernseys, with the rest of the […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of August 13, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Four members of the West Holmes FFA, Cynthia Bunch, Victoria Carpenter, Derek Reutter and Kiersten Sigler, attended Ohio Leadership Camp. Members attended four sessions teaching about leadership and problem solving. On July 26, the West Holmes FFA officer team, Tyler Schonauer, Garrett O’Donnell, Victoria Carpenter, Cynthia Bunch, Kiersten Sigler, Jimmy Henry, Jared […]


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