Pilot program will create clean energy from dairy farms.
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 […]
IRVING, Texas — Exxon Mobil Corporation is joining hands with Synthetic Genomics to research and develop next generation biofuels from photosynthetic algae.
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 […]
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 […]