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Understanding how weeds are resistant to herbicides

Friday, August 7, 2009

URBANA, Ill. –In a little more than seven hours, University of Illinois weed scientist Patrick Tranel got more genetic information about waterhemp than in two years time in a lab. The genetic information was obtained using pyrosequencing technology in the Keck Center at the University of Illinois. The genetic sequence will allow scientists to study […]

Producers can now sign up for Farmable Wetlands Program

Friday, August 7, 2009

WASHINGTON — Sign-ups are open for producers to sign up for the Farmable Wetlands Program in the local Farm Service Agency county office. Authorized incentives include a payment of $100 per acre, an incentive payment of 40 percent of the cost to establish the practice and a 120 percent rental rate. Farmland Wetlands Program is […]

2009 Columbiana County Fair

Friday, August 7, 2009

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Columbiana County Fair.

Workshops to explore competition issues in the agriculture industry

Friday, August 7, 2009

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold joint public workshops to explore competition issues affecting the agriculture industry in the 21st century and the appropriate role for antitrust and regulatory enforcement in that industry. Issues The joint workshops will address the dynamics of competition in agriculture markets including, […]

Agriculture, Natural Resources and Conservation Expo set for Sept. 12

Friday, August 7, 2009

MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio — The Agriculture, Natural Resources and Conservation Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at the McClester Farm, 4071 Meter Road N.E., Mechanicstown. Parker Bosley Parker Bosley, a nationally known advocate for sustainable cuisine and founder of Cleveland’s New American Bistro, will provide a presentation at 1 p.m. […]

Now is the time for producers to scout fields for soybean cyst nematode

Friday, August 7, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — A soybean plant seemingly suffering from nutrient deficiencies, diseases, herbicide injury or development issues due to compaction could be the victim of another more serious culprit: soybean cyst nematode. Scout fields Dennis Mills, an Ohio State University plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said that now is the […]

Vogel credits farm background with helping him to succeed in state politics

Friday, August 7, 2009

Pa. State Senator Elder Vogel Jr. is the only full-time farmer in the state senate.

Volunteer corn harbors rootworm

Thursday, August 6, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Volunteer corn can act as a safe harbor for some pests by expressing lower doses of the insecticide found in newly planted corn, according to Purdue University researchers. Christian Krupke, Purdue entomologist, said western corn rootworm larvae feed on volunteer corn, unwanted plants that grow from seed dropped during the previous […]

Food purity has always been an issue

Thursday, August 6, 2009

WASHINGTON — At a state fair in Meadville, Pa., in 1895, judges awarded a prize in the butter competition to a concoction called Butterine — fake butter shipped in from Chicago that was touted to have uniform appearance, taste and flavor. A local dairyman entered it as the real thing, but the joke was on both […]

New hope gaining speed for building Hispanic farm businesses in Ohio

Thursday, August 6, 2009

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — A collaboration of organizations, businesses and individuals is working to help Hispanic farmers start farm market businesses in Northeast Ohio. Funding received The project received grant funding this spring from the Ohio State University Center for Farmland Policy Innovation’s Farmland Protection Partnership Program, which was matched by the Ohio Department of Agriculture […]


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