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Tractor Supply sales increase 12 percent

Monday, April 27, 2009

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, has reported a 12.8 percent net sales increase in the first quarter to $650.2 million from $576.2 million in the prior year’s first quarter. Same-store sales increased 4.2 percent, compared with a 6.5 percent decrease in the […]

Make sure your cattle aren’t bloated

Monday, April 27, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Beef producers should expand their knowledge about grass tetany and bloat to help keep their cows from expanding, said a Purdue University expert. The recent temperature change from cold to warm in the Eastern Corn Belt has many beef producers anxious to turn their cattle out to pasture. But Ron Lemenager, […]

Spring fever sale brings over $67,000 in bids

Sunday, April 26, 2009

MEADVILLE, Pa. — The Northwest Pa. Spring Fever Sale was held April 17 at the Crawford County Fairgrounds, Meadville. The sale was co-managed by Pennsylvania Holstein Association, Crawford County Holstein Club and Uber Brothers. Results included: Lot 2 — $6,300 Highland-H Champ Cabaret-Et (Fall Calf) Sire: Calbrett-I HH Champion-Et Buyer: Michael and Vanessa Uber and […]

Packages well received: Companies send soldiers steaks

Saturday, April 25, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — More than 200 soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan recently received unexpected care packages, thanks to the generosity of Gary West Smoked Meats of Jacksonville and Certified Angus Beef LLC, Wooster, Ohio.

Northwestern FFA celebrates year

Friday, April 24, 2009

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern-Wayne FFA chapter celebrated a successful year during its annual awards banquet April 4. This year, the chapter consisted of 104 active members who were recognized for their hard work and dedication put forth throughout the year. State Degree The State Degree is awarded to the top of the membership […]

Stipend available to Pennsylvania FFA members

Friday, April 24, 2009

COLUMBIA, Pa. –The Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association will offer a stipend for qualified FFA students to attend the National Young Farmer Educational Association Institute in Mobile, Ala., Dec. 10-12. The association will pay expenses for up to three FFA members to attend and participate in the institute, which has a strong young adult educational component. […]

USDA to conduct first wide-scale survey of organic agriculture

Friday, April 24, 2009

WASHINGTON — This spring, USDA will conduct the first-ever, wide-scale survey of organic farming in the U.S., according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, to find out how the growth of organic farming is changing the face of U.S. agriculture. “The Organic Production Survey is a direct response to the growing interest in organics among consumers, […]

Study: Price gap threatens Chicago Board of Trade’s wheat futures market

Friday, April 24, 2009

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A commodity market that has long helped wheat growers and processors manage price risks could lose its relevance unless the Chicago Board of Trade bridges a wide gap between futures and cash prices, a new University of Illinois study warns. University of Illinois economists say outdated grain delivery locations in Chicago Board […]

Extension to offer free green energy seminar May 7

Friday, April 24, 2009

MILFORD, Ohio — Ohio State University Extension in Clermont County will host a free green energy seminar from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 7 at the Melink Corporation, 5140 River Valley Road, Milford, for agricultural producers and business owners interested in incorporating green energy technologies. Melink Corporation The Melink Corporation is part of the industrial community in […]

Trustees approve construction for new biosafety level 3 facility

Friday, April 24, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio State University board of trustees has approved construction of a new biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) facility on the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Enhance research programs The research arm of the university’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the center will use the secure […]

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