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Shock and scorch strike Michigan’s blueberries

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

LANSING, Mich. — Two exotic blueberry plant diseases have been identified in Michigan for the first time — blueberry shock and blueberry scorch. Both viral plant diseases have the potential to cause significant losses to blueberry producers; however, they are not a threat to food safety or human health. Department and Michigan State University officials […]

SmartStax gains import approval in Japan

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS and ST. LOUIS — Monsanto Company and Dow AgroSciences have received full Japanese regulatory approval for importation of grain produced from SmartStax. Approved The food, feed and environmental safety of SmartStax corn were each reviewed and approved by the government agencies in Japan. These approvals follow U.S and Canadian regulatory approvals announced by the […]

Ashtabula hosts grape, wine tours

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

KINGSVILLE, Ohio — The Ohio Grape and Wine Day and the Ashtabula County Twilight Grape Tour will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Ashtabula Agricultural Research Station. The station is located at 2625 South Ridge Road East in Kingsville, Ohio. Topics Some of the […]

Ohio has 132 new jobs from stimulus

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Division of Forestry is currently accepting applications for the first class of 132 jobs that will be available as part of the newly created Ohio Woodlands Job Corps, made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Corps members will work 1,000 hours and gain work experience and woodcraft training […]

Biomass assistance program created

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

WASHINGTON — Biomass conversion facilities can begin signing up to participate in the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which will help increase production of renewable energy. The program, authorized in the 2008 farm bill, provides financial assistance to producers who deliver eligible material to biomass conversion facilities. USDA’s Farm Service Agency will provide financial assistance to […]

Plum-Line Holsteins take banner

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

MEADVILLE, Pa. — Plum-Line Holsteins and the Carey family of Titusville, Pa., earned bragging rights at the Northwest Pennsylvania Holstein Championship Show July 25. The show was held at the Crawford County Fairgrounds, and 82 head were shown. Sean Johnson of Glenville, Pa., served as the judge. In addition to winning premier breeder and exhibitor, […]

Corn prices looking for direction

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — Corn prices have settled into a relatively narrow trading range, with December 2009 futures trading between $3.20 and $3.50 per bushel over the past three weeks. According to University of Illinois Extension Economist Darrel Good, the relatively low price level reflects the anticipation of a large harvest in 2009. The USDA will […]

Crop board OKs more states for Agrisure

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Federal Crop Insurance Corporation board of directors have approved Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio for a premium rate reduction for producers who plant Agrisure 3000GT and Agrisure CB/LL/RW corn hybrids for nonirrigated corn for grain beginning in the 2010 crop year. The board also approved Kansas and Nebraska for a premium rate […]

Teens with a cross-cultural kinship

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Kaia Solberg is 15, and loves dancing, shopping, scrapbooking and Robert Pattinson, the actor from the Twilight movies. Shizu Ka Konno, also 15, enjoys taking classes, singing and participating in track and field. So what’s so different about these seemingly average American teenagers? They’re not from America. Kaia lives in Norway, […]

Financial literacy program teaches youth about managing their money

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

COLUMBUS — New evidence shows that participation in Ohio State University Extension’s “Real Money, Real World” youth financial literacy program spurs young people to make significant changes in their spending, saving and educational habits. The 2009 study surveyed 332 students from five counties who participated in the program, designed for students in grades six through […]


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