ST. LOUIS — Better than seven out of every 10 U.S. soybean farmers continue to support their soybean checkoff, and more than three out of four expressed familiarity with the details and specifics of the checkoff, according to the most recent checkoff-funded producer attitudes survey. The survey also found that support for the checkoff is […]
ST. LOUIS — The Monsanto Company has completed regulatory submissions in the U.S. and Canada for the world’s first biotech drought-tolerant corn product developed together with Germany-based BASF. Seeking approval The company applied for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval of its drought-tolerant corn product following its submission to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]
- Owner/auctioneer Pete Howes of Bloomfield Livestock Auction experienced something very rare at his Feb. 28 special draft horse and draft pony auction in Bloomfield, Ohio — there were zero no-sales, which means each of the 107 horses sold. Howes explained that this is very unusual and in all the years he’s been in the […]
MARIETTA, Ohio — The Washington County office of Ohio State University Extension held its annual 4-H Camp Counselor Assessment Night Feb. 23 at the Washington County Career Center. More than 60 area teens 14 to 18 showed up to be evaluated. After the assessment night experience, each teen is required to have a face-to-face interview […]
BESSEMER, Pa. — The Mohawk FFA chapter traveled to Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 21-22 to the Agricultural Cooperation Establishes Success Conference. A record high of 1,088 students from 82 different chapters attended between the two weekends. Mohawk brought 12 of their own for ACES during the second week. This year ACES collected canned goods for people […]
SALEM, Ohio — No one is safe from hard-hitting money woes, and this week, another victim came forward: Ohio State University Extension. State budget cuts will eliminate roughly $3.6 million of the state Extension purse now through June 2011 and have forced a massive restructuring and workforce reduction in the state Extension system. “OSU Extension […]
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, applauded passage of The Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, which includes $4,013,000 in funds to targeted programs and services that support Ohio farmers.
Ohio farm leaders were in Washington March 9-11 to talk to their legislators about agricultural issues that affect them back at home — issues that have been on the Farm Bureau plate before and show no signs of going away.
COLUMBUS — Ohio State University’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering wraps up its winter seminar series at noon March 13 with “A Virtual Tour of an Ohio Corn Ethanol Plant” by Fred Michel, an associate professor in the department. Michel’s research focuses on, among other things, developing new or improved bioprocessing technologies. Attend […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio farmers have planted more than a million acres of wheat this season, the second year that seeding has surged over the 1 million mark. According to the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service, farmers planted 1.02 million acres, slightly down from the 1.12 million acres planted in 2008, but still 20 percent higher […]