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New forum for diagnostic discussion

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University’s Center for Diagnostics Assays has launched a first-of-its-kind Internet forum aimed at bringing together animal and plant disease diagnostics professionals in a single, convenient place to share the latest information on diagnostic issues and technologies. Resource DiagnosticSpeak is a valuable resource for any professional who works with diagnostics, including […]

Ethanol article misses the mark

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Editor: Your article on the ethanol blending barrier (Blending wall hinders ethanol industry growth, Jan. 8, 2009) was misleading on two counts. It is true that the federal government has established a 10 percent blending limit. However, Minnesota has passed a 20 percent blending rule and is applying for a federal waiver. The article also […]

American Farm Bureau holds meeting

Monday, January 12, 2009

SAN ANTONIO — The phrase “Forward Farm Bureau,” uttered by Ohioan Oscar Bradfute while serving as American Farm Bureau Federation’s second president in the 1920s, was a rallying cry heard across the land as the bureau struggled against the headwinds of a farm depression and later the Great Depression. Bradfute’s phrase was echoed numerous times […]

Indiana inventor receives top farmer idea award at annual meeting

Monday, January 12, 2009

SAN ANTONIO — Daniel Prough of LaGrange, Ind., earned the grand prize in the Farmer Idea Exchange competition at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 90th annual meeting. Prough won a year’s use of a New Holland TV-145 bidirectional tractor. New Holland has provided a year’s free use of a tractor to the grand prize winner […]

Professional Pork Producers Symposium to be held at 2009 Ohio Pork Congress

Monday, January 12, 2009

COLUMBUS — The annual Professional Pork Producers Symposium will be held during the 2009 Ohio Pork Congress Feb. 11 at the Crowne Plaza North, Columbus. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the symposium run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The symposium will address many issues Ohio’s pork producers face. The seminar will feature […]

Michigan wind farm completed

Monday, January 12, 2009

UBLY, Mich. — Construction of Michigan’s largest commercial-scale wind farm near Ubly, has been successfully completed, despite the complexities of the project. John Deere Renewables, a national leader in wind energy development, and Consumers Energy, the utility purchasing the power, announced Michigan Wind 1 went into commercial operation Dec. 16. Plans to hold a ribbon […]

Small ruminant production school set

Monday, January 12, 2009

ATHENS, Ohio — A small ruminant production school for sheep and goat producers will be held this winter in Athens County. The school will be held five consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning Jan. 27 and continuing Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24. The school will be held at the Athens County Extension meeting room and will […]

Nursery short course, environmental trade show to be held Jan. 25-28

Monday, January 12, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State University Nursery Short Course and Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show will be held Jan. 25-28 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus. The Ohio State Nursery Short Course is in its 80th year and will offer over 120 educational sessions to aid nursery, landscape, garden center, tree care and […]

Economist sees lower crop prices in 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

SAN ANTONIO — Farm income hit a record high in 2008 due in part to record prices for corn, soybeans and wheat, but an economist speaking at a crop outlook seminar at the American Farm Bureau’s 90th annual meeting said farmers can expect lower prices this year. Weakening demand Jim Sullivan, an agricultural economist and […]

Modified plants may yield more biofuel

Saturday, January 10, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Plants, genetically modified to ease the breaking down of their woody material, could be the key to a cheaper and greener way of making ethanol, according to researchers who add the approach also could help turn agricultural waste into food for livestock. Lignin Lignin, a major component of woody plant material, […]

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