ORLANDO, Fla. — AAA’s 2009 edition of Your Driving Costs shows the average cost of owning and operating a new car in the U.S. has remained relatively unchanged, despite lower fuel costs. The average cost for a new sedan driven 15,000 miles per year is 54 cents per mile, only 0.1 cent less than reported […]
Pork council races to stop any misunderstanding of the swine flu and impact on the nation’s pork supply.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, has reported a 12.8 percent net sales increase in the first quarter to $650.2 million from $576.2 million in the prior year’s first quarter. Same-store sales increased 4.2 percent, compared with a 6.5 percent decrease in the […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Beef producers should expand their knowledge about grass tetany and bloat to help keep their cows from expanding, said a Purdue University expert. The recent temperature change from cold to warm in the Eastern Corn Belt has many beef producers anxious to turn their cattle out to pasture. But Ron Lemenager, […]
MEADVILLE, Pa. — The Northwest Pa. Spring Fever Sale was held April 17 at the Crawford County Fairgrounds, Meadville. The sale was co-managed by Pennsylvania Holstein Association, Crawford County Holstein Club and Uber Brothers. Results included: Lot 2 — $6,300 Highland-H Champ Cabaret-Et (Fall Calf) Sire: Calbrett-I HH Champion-Et Buyer: Michael and Vanessa Uber and […]
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — More than 200 soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan recently received unexpected care packages, thanks to the generosity of Gary West Smoked Meats of Jacksonville and Certified Angus Beef LLC, Wooster, Ohio.
WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern-Wayne FFA chapter celebrated a successful year during its annual awards banquet April 4. This year, the chapter consisted of 104 active members who were recognized for their hard work and dedication put forth throughout the year. State Degree The State Degree is awarded to the top of the membership […]
COLUMBIA, Pa. –The Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association will offer a stipend for qualified FFA students to attend the National Young Farmer Educational Association Institute in Mobile, Ala., Dec. 10-12. The association will pay expenses for up to three FFA members to attend and participate in the institute, which has a strong young adult educational component. […]
WASHINGTON — This spring, USDA will conduct the first-ever, wide-scale survey of organic farming in the U.S., according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, to find out how the growth of organic farming is changing the face of U.S. agriculture. “The Organic Production Survey is a direct response to the growing interest in organics among consumers, […]
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A commodity market that has long helped wheat growers and processors manage price risks could lose its relevance unless the Chicago Board of Trade bridges a wide gap between futures and cash prices, a new University of Illinois study warns. University of Illinois economists say outdated grain delivery locations in Chicago Board […]