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Late-planted corn faces different insects

Friday, May 8, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Cool temperatures coupled with periods of rain have kept much of Kentucky’s corn out of the ground. As producers hustle to compensate for lost planting time, they should be aware that late-planted corn could present a different insect scenario this year. The good news is the state’s late-planted corn is not likely […]

Polo horses likely died from selenium overdose

Friday, May 8, 2009

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State Veterinarian Thomas J. Holt reported an overdose of selenium was the probable cause of death of the 21 polo horses that collapsed prior to a competition in Wellington April 19. Increased levels In a memorandum to Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson’s office, Holt stated the animals […]

Agriculture census data available

Friday, May 8, 2009

WASHINGTON — Information from the 2007 Census of Agriculture is available at the congressional district level in online profiles published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Provides snapshot “The new congressional district profiles provide a snapshot of agriculture at a local level,” said NASS Deputy Administrator Carol House. “This information will […]

Emerald Ash Borer found in Mifflin County, Pa.

Friday, May 8, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Emerald ash borer beetles, an invasive species that destroy ash trees, were identified in Granville, Mifflin County, according to Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff. The beetle was first detected in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2007 in Butler County and was found again the following summer in Mercer County. Quarantine expanded To help […]

Pork producers still feeling market impact

Friday, May 8, 2009

H1N1 flu outbreak diminishes pork markets because of unfounded fear around the world.

Purdue ag columns offered as podcasts

Thursday, May 7, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Two news and informational columns written by Purdue University Agriculture specialists are now available as podcasts. Two podcasts Podcasts of “On Six Legs” by entomologist Tom Turpin and “Capital Comments” by agricultural economist Larry DeBoer can be downloaded at www.ag.purdue.edu/agcomm/Pages/NewsPodcasts.aspx. “On Six Legs” takes an entertaining look at the insect world, […]

Auction Roundup — Collectibles in demand despite economy

Thursday, May 7, 2009

– Garner Auctioneers LLC of Carrollton, Ohio, held a firearms and ammunition auction at the Garner Auction Center April 23 with 187 bidders in-house and 200 registered online to buy the 141 firearms offered. This collection had many very desirable firearms including several new in-the-box, including the top-selling item, a Parker A1 special by Winchester […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of May 7, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

ALBANY, Ohio — The Alexander FFA chapter held District 10 officer training April 24 at Logan High School. Members in attendance included Zach Crabtree, Noelle Eveland, Ethan Sayers, Ben Smith, Tim Smith, Jessie Sinclair, Jacob Smith, Whitney Mullins, Heather Gould, Kathy Kasler, and Kim Holcomb. Breakout sessions were held to train the president, vice president, […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 7, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

BROWNHELM, Ohio — The Four Leaf Clovers 4-H club had its third meeting at Firelands Elementary School April 20. Members went over the dates for quality assurance, animal judging and weigh-ins, animal possession deadlines, camp dates and Cedar Point day. During the previous meeting, members approved the Constitution and voted on officers. The next meeting […]

Monsanto disputes unlawful use of Roundup Ready technologies

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

ST. LOUIS — The Monsanto Company has filed suit in federal court in St. Louis against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., to prevent unlawful use of Monsanto’s proprietary Roundup Ready(R) herbicide tolerant technologies in soybeans and corn. Unethical “As the saying goes, imitation is […]

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