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Price reporting creates confusion

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The switch to Mandatory Price Reporting for livestock sales data has been rocky, but the new system has the potential to provide more detailed information price information, segmented by livestock weights and quality levels.

Managing forage for hay production good way to manage manure use, too

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Some grasses can be grown so as to optimize the uptake of a nutrient such as phosphorus from the soil.

Sheep breeder plays role in Tunis recovery

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Jozi Best of Litchfield, Ohio, wants to bring the national Tunis sale to the Great Lakes Sheep and Wool Show and Sale in Wooster.

Northwestern FFA honors members

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Andrea Keener was recognized with the Dekalb Award

Sowing and selling the seed

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Calvin Ernst has built a successful conservation seed company on a base of growing common weeds.

Oak picked as nation’s top tree

Thursday, May 10, 2001

With nearly a half million votes logged, the oak received more than 100,000 votes in the National Arbor Day national tree poll.

USDA upholds roadless protections rule

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Secretary of Agriculture Veneman announces additional actions to address reasonable concerns to ensure responsible implementation.

Norwayne FFA awards top members

Thursday, May 10, 2001

A moment of silence was observed during the annual member recognition banquet in memory of George R. Smith as a friend and staunch supporter of the 4-H and FFA programs in Wayne County.

Corn growers push counter-cyclical plan

Thursday, May 10, 2001

National association proposes giving growers the support they need – only when they need it.

Start scouting: It may be another bad year for insects in the alfalfa fields.

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Scouting the best defense agains the alfalfa weevil and potato leafhoppers now showing up in area alfalfa fields.

Compact’s future rests on the Hill

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Legislation introduced to extend the Northeast Dairy Compact and to create a Southern Dairy Compact.

Pork board looking for new leader

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The National Pork Board is moving forward with its search for a new chief executive officer.

Study shows benefit of mastitis control

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Wisconsin dairies with serious subclinieal mastitis problems are up to seven times more likely to have antibiotic residues in their milk than producers with herds that have a low incidence of mastitis, according to the study.

Guest Commentary: Don’t back away from biotechnology

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Emerson Nafziger, crop production specialist with University of Illinois Extension, writes about the unfortunate tendency to condemn GM crops before their benefits have been realized.

Krug, Hodge earn Dekalb awards

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The annual Waynedale FFA member recognition banquet honored Star Greenhands, Star Chapter Farmers, Honorary Chapter Farmer, and crowned a new FFA queen.

Ohio leads nation with 220 Tree City USA communities

Thursday, May 10, 2001

For the 19th consecutive year, Ohio has retained its standing as the nation’s leader in the number of Tree City USA communities.

Canfield Fair boosts premiums for top hay and grain entries

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The new first-place premium in four classes – grain seeds, wheat, oats and “other grain” – have been doubled, from $5 to $10 per winning entry. Second-place premiums in those classes were increased to $5, from $4.

Sheep industry opposes WTO decision

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The World Trade Organization’s appellate body overturned a 1999 decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission that has prompted the United States to impose import restraints on lamb meat imports.

Farm bill debate demands attention

Thursday, May 10, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on some of the proposals set before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee in its hearings on the next farm bill.

With herbicides, it’s no rain, no gain

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Herbicides applied at planting need a half inch to 1 inch of rainfall within seven to 10 days, and more rain is needed in overly dry soils.

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