WASHINGTON — The National Agricultural Statistics Service is collecting updated information on the number of acres planted in corn and sorghum prior to the Aug. 12 production report, due to variable weather conditions in key crop-growing regions. The June 30 acreage report included estimates of 2009 planted area for principal crops, based on data collected […]
INDIANAPOLIS — Dow AgroSciences is acquiring the majority of assets of Illinois-based corn company Pfister Hybrids.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Summertime activities keep livestock producers more than busy, but it might be worthwhile for a producer to think about feed needs for the upcoming winter. Buy now. Historically, winter protein needs could be purchased more economically during the off season, said Sandy Johnson, Kansas State University livestock specialist. “With all the focus […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — In response to rising production costs and low milk prices, Pa. Gov. Edward G. Rendell has asked the federal government to help dairy farmers facing dire economic conditions. The governor, along with seven of his colleagues from states in the Northeast, wrote to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack requesting debt forgiveness […]
JOHNSTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A Trumbull County farmer died July 27 in Johnston Township in a tractor accident. According to the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department, Allen D. Stewart, 28, died after the tractor he was driving overturned, pinning him and then catching fire. He was reportedly using the tractor to pull large logs from a […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Brother and sister farm partners Bob Guidice and Carol Davis think it’s a shame that more people aren’t aware of AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians, a USDA grant program that provides assistance to farmers and farm family members who are struggling to farm while challenged with a long-term injury or illness. Physical challenges […]
COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board has chosen its officers and members for 2009. The board is comprised of members of various youth organizations that participate in the fair each year, such as 4-H, FFA, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Officers The 2009 Junior Fair Board officers include: Tyler Church, a junior […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio could be looking at record wheat yields this year, driven mainly by near-perfect growing conditions and negligent disease development. Pierce Paul, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist and wheat specialist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said preliminary reports indicate growers are harvesting 80-and 90-bushel per acre wheat, […]
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Joseph Mast of Millersburg, Ohio, was first runner-up for the second year in a row at the International Auctioneer Championship held July 17. The competition was part of the 60th International Auctioneers Conference and Show July 13-18 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Kansas. This is Mast’s third year competing, […]
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