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Farming intentions: Crop acreage will be smaller than expected in ’09

Friday, April 3, 2009

COLUMBUS — Corn acreage in the United States is down and soybean acreage is up for 2009, according to the USDA’s Prospective Plantings Report. But the shift is not as great as the markets expected. Matt Roberts, an Ohio State University Extension economist, said that high fertilizer prices, high input costs for corn, and poor […]

Egg production up this year from February 2008

Thursday, April 2, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Egg production in Ohio during February 2009 totaled 551 million eggs; down 13 percent from last month but up 1 percent compared with a year earlier when production for February 2008 totaled 545 million eggs, according to James E. Ramey, director, USDA/NASS, Ohio Field Office. February 2009 During February there were 27.3 […]

OSU’s international presence honored

Thursday, April 2, 2009

COLUMBUS — One of the oldest international offices at Ohio State University, which was honored as International Organization of the Year by the Columbus Council on World Affairs, tackles some of today’s most pressing global issues. Since 1955, the Office of International Programs in Agriculture within the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has […]

USDA extending 2008 buy-in waiver for agricultural disaster assistance

Thursday, April 2, 2009

COLUMBUS — Producers who suffered crop losses in the 2008 crop year now have an additional opportunity to buy eligibility for Farm Service Agency disaster assistance. Deadline “Producers now have until May 18 to pay a buy-in fee to become eligible for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program, Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish […]

Online appraisal course available

Thursday, April 2, 2009

FREDERICK, Md. — Appraisal Course Associates, a leading developer of USPAP-centered instructional books and courses for the personal property appraiser has announced the first-ever and only online course for the personal property appraiser. Course The course, “Dave Maloney’s Complete Online Course in Personal Property Appraising Featuring USPAP,” makes use of the latest in sophisticated university-level […]

Feed the hungry with your garden veggies

Thursday, April 2, 2009

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — Millions of Americans from all walks of life are struggling to make ends meet and in some cases, even put food on the table. An estimated one in eight Americans suffers from hunger and that number is climbing for families and children. Now more than ever, these challenging economic times provide opportunities […]

Auction Roundup — Farm equipment, collectibles hot items at March auctions

Thursday, April 2, 2009

– Hess Auction Co. LLC of Buford, Ohio, held an auction March 18 in Hillsboro, Ohio, by order of Robert Nave, owner. An IH 1086 tractor was the top-selling item at $13,000. Hess Auction Co. LLC also held an auction in Hillsboro March 6 where the top-selling item was a Case 445 skid steer for […]

Wayne County, Ohio, developing manure swap

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A new pilot project in Wayne County, Ohio, hopes to transform manure from what some would consider waste into a marketable product that could be bartered among agricultural producers or sold to gardeners, landscapers and others seeking a “green” source of high-quality fertilizer.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 2, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

LISBON, Ohio — Columbiana County 4-H has established a camping program open to all youth 8-14, sponsored and run by the Extension staff. The camp, located in Windsor, Ohio, in Ashtabula County offers many programs for campers such as shooting sports, swimming, canoeing, crafts and outdoor education. Counselors and staff come from the 4-H program. […]

Increased cost of starter fertilizer has farmers seeking alternatives

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — With the phosphorus-containing starter fertilizer 10-34-0 averaging nearly $1,000 per ton, many farmers are asking, “Do I really need to include phosphorus in my starter fertilizer?” A Purdue University specialist said it depends on soil temperature and tillage, soil phosphorous level, irrigation and yield potential. Know the formula The starter fertilizer […]

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