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Study on soil compaction goes deeper

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

COLUMBUS — Farmers know that agricultural equipment can cause compaction in no-till crop fields, but Ohio State University researchers have found that, depending on soil type, compaction can be severe and persist for years. Based on 20 years of compaction studies at various locations in Ohio, just one year of harvest traffic on clay soils […]

Economists provide online Webinar

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

COLUMBUS — As America moves beyond mere discussion of the world financial crisis and severe economic downturn, policy proposals and decisions are flying left and right. What are the implications on our world position and on the relationship between rural and urban domestic economies? Experts Two premier policy economists from The Ohio State University Department […]

Maybe money does grow on trees

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Workshop teaches you how to turn your timber into cash. COLUMBUS — Do right by both your woods and your wallet whenever you sell your timber. Learn how in a one-day workshop led by Ohio forestry experts. “The Basics of Selling Timber” takes place April 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Bellville, Ohio. Organizers say […]

Shredding silage yields more ethanol

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University researcher has found a way to get more bang for fewer bucks when it comes to processing cellulosic material to make ethanol. By shredding corn stover instead of chopping, as is commonly done, about 40 percent less energy is needed to gain access to more of the material […]

Still time to attend grazing conference

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

DuBOIS, Pa. — Due to the high level of interest in this year’s grazing conference, the registration deadline for the 12th annual Northwest Pennsylvania Grazing Conference March 17 at the Tri County Church of God, in DuBois, Pa., has been extended to March 7. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; the conference will start at 9:15 […]

Obama: Cut direct farm payments

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The Washington winds shifted subtly with the release of the Obama administration’s first budget proposal for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

National collection helping to preserve heirloom sheep breeds

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

WASHINGTON — What do the Agricultural Research Service, George Washington’s Mount Vernon home and Colonial Williamsburg, Va., have in common? Here’s a hint: The answer has four legs and a woolly tail. Both the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, which operates Washington’s estate, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, which operates Colonial Williamsburg, maintain flocks of heirloom […]

Ohio corn growers join new coalition

Monday, March 2, 2009

WASHINGTON — Corn producers from 10 states, including Ohio, have formed a new group to work with policymakers in Washington. The new Corn Farmers Coalition includes members of the Ohio Corn Growers Association, and the industry’s trade group — the National Corn Growers Association. “Washington needs to know that corn farmers are using some of […]

Initiative helps producers meet consumer demand for ‘green’ products

Monday, March 2, 2009

ROSEMONT, Ill. — The dairy industry unveiled a major initiative to help reduce on-farm expenses while meeting a growing consumer demand for environmentally friendly products. The industry-wide effort focuses on the fluid milk value chain — from farm to table. It includes a series of projects that will reduce energy, increase efficiency and help dairy […]

Feed and grain summit held in Harrisburg, Pa.

Friday, February 27, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Industry professionals interested in taking an active role in developing regional policies and an action plan relating to feed and grain markets can attend the first-ever Feed and Grain Summit. When and where Hosted by the Pennsylvania Feed and Grain Task Force, the summit is slated for March 11 from 8 a.m. […]

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