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Bunny basics: Proper rabbit husbandry

Saturday, November 8, 2014

For those who are thinking of getting a pet rabbit, but are not sure how to care for it, Dr. Kenneth Welle, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana has some suggestions on proper rabbit care.

All about seeds: Our 2014 fall seed edition

Friday, November 7, 2014

Combines may still be harvesting this year’s crops, but smart farmers are already thinking about next year’s planting.

Law serves notice on natural gas developers

Friday, November 7, 2014

A new law in Pennsylvania gives the property owner more control over future use of the land when a gas lease expires.

Winning farmers’ hearing loss battle

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Rex Cunningham’s realization that he was losing his hearing came to him like it does most people — gradually.

Penn State Extension Farm Workshop: Building Management and Leadership Excellence

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Penn State Extension will be hosting the farm executive workshop Jan. 13-14 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Pa.

Engineering soybean disease strategies

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pathogens in soybeans are a big problem not only in the U.S., but also around the world and no more so than in Asia, where soy is a major food source. Asian countries buy much of their soy from the U.S.

Monsanto plans new insect program

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Two years ago, Monsanto launched the Corn Rootworm Knowledge program, designed to reward the research and academic community for outstanding projects that addressed specific aspects of the pest and how best to manage it.

Weather-tracking tool helps track insects

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Corn earworms (also known as cotton bollworms) cost cotton producers an estimated $200 million a year in lost crops and control expenses, and they are notoriously hard to track because they migrate at night.

Boosting global corn yields depends on improving key nutrients

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ensuring that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is crucial to increasing global yields, a Purdue and Kansas State University study finds.

Northwestern Ohio study looks at pollinators

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Center Seeds, in conjunction with Rasawehr Farms, is conducting a three-year study with a variety of mixed pollinating plant species to establish ideal habitats for pollinators and to improve ecological diversity on the farming acreage in proximity to these habitats.

4R and precision agriculture — where’s the payback?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Considering the current state of declining crop prices, discussions at the 2014 InfoAg conference were focused on the return on investment (ROI) of precision agriculture (PA) practices.

Mycogen Seeds introduces new corn hybrids

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mycogen Seeds is adding 19 new corn hybrids to the lineup for the 2015 growing season.

Why is micronutrient availability so patchy in a field?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

When we think of applying fertilizer the nutrients that come to mind initially are the major nutrients nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), and sulfur (S).

Learn more about emerging technology at Indiana conference

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Farmers and other agricultural professionals wanting to use existing and emerging technology more efficiently will get the information they need at the Ohio Valley Precision Ag Conference.

Calculator can help soybean farmers with seed decisions

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Facing lower soybean cash prices this year, farmers are looking for opportunities to add to their bottom lines.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Nov. 6, 2014:

Thursday, November 6, 2014

SMITHVILLE, Ohio — The Smithville High School Ag Leadership class and FFA had the opportunity to have Wayne County Commissioner Anne Obrecht visit the class. In the Ag Leadership class, FFA members join together each day to work on leadership skills and other FFA events. Obrecht taught the class how important it is for people […]

Increased oil and gas drilling leads to lower prices at the pump

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Gasoline prices have hovered just below $3 a gallon at the pump, and oil prices are steady at about $80 a barrel.

The Business Journal features Farm and Dairy Publisher Scot Darling, 100 year anniversary

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Business Journal featured Publisher Scot Darling on ’3 Minutes With.’

Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association: Plans Fall workshop on artificial insemination

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Topics to be covered include ewe and ram management.

Federal produce rules still on table

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Food safety law continues to be defined, with new comment period through mid December.

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