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Mich. farmers can voice opinions on ag practice regs

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and the Michigan Department of Agriculture will host a public input meeting to gather comments on the 2010 drafts of the state’s Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices (GAAMPs).

Free farm workshop covers the basics of cover crops

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association is presenting a cover crops workshop Sept. 15, which will feature technical presentations and hands-on activities. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. Instructors include Dr. John Cardina, Alan Sundermeier and Sustainable Agriculture Research […]

Holmes SWCD offering aerial seeding incentive

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District is offering an incentive program that encourages planting cover crops.

Research looks at fertilizer and tiled fields: Manure doesn’t mean more carbon

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Applying manure to a tiled field doesn’t have a negative effect on nearby water — in terms of carbon — when compared to other fertilizer systems.

Helping farmers think outside the box in N.Y.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Finger Lakes Sustainable Farming Center is showcasing creative practices to inspire the work of agriculture professionals and farmers in the Northeast. A two-day program, Creative Agriculture Approaches to Sustainability on the Farm, will be offered Aug. 19-20 at the Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua, N.Y. Day One includes two farmer-led panels […]

Four-week small farm college offered in Ohio

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio — To help new and existing farmers find ways to diversify their agricultural production, the Ohio State University Extension offices in northeastern Ohio are offering a Northeast Ohio New & Small Farm College for four weeks this fall.

N.Y. wants new dairy methane digesters

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pilot program will create clean energy from dairy farms.

Genetic EPDs now Angus-specific

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

DULUTH, Ga. — Angus Genetics Inc. and Merial are jointly providing American Angus Association breeders with genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (EPDs) powered by IGENITY. According to the two companies, this will be the first time beef producers have access to genomic-enhanced EPDs for multiple traits at once — and from an Angus-specific DNA profile. Improves […]

ExxonMobil eyes algae as future biofuel producer

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

IRVING, Texas — Exxon Mobil Corporation is joining hands with Synthetic Genomics to research and develop next generation biofuels from photosynthetic algae.

New service to help identify dangerous rural roads in U.S.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

DULUTH, Minn. — About six out of 10 highway deaths occur on roads considered rural, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Now, rural transportation safety experts at the University of Minnesota have launched a national service to help drivers identify the most dangerous portions of upcoming trips. New service. SafeRoadMaps.org is a service that immediately […]

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