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Ohio landowners can get paid in Forest Legacy Program

Sunday, December 7, 2008

COLUMBUS — Woodland owners in 31 northeastern and southeastern Ohio counties can apply to participate in a federal conservation easement program that provides a one-time payment in exchange for voluntarily agreeing to permanently maintain their woods as working forests. Applications will be accepted through March 6, 2009, for enrollment in the Forest Legacy Program, which […]

Sweets make young horses harder to train, study finds

Saturday, December 6, 2008

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Young horses may be easier to train if they temporarily lay off the sweets, says a Montana State University study where 2-year-olds wore pedometers, wrist watches and Ace bandages. A commercial mixture of corn, oats, barley and molasses — sometimes called “sweet grain” or “sweet feed” — gives horses the glossy coat […]

Penn Stater immersed in Pennsylvania deer study

Friday, December 5, 2008

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Andrew Norton is well aware of how controversial and political deer management is in Pennsylvania. That’s one reason why the graduate student in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is so fascinated by it. A dedicated and passionate deer hunter from Minnesota who is pursuing a master’s degree in wildlife and […]

Single women in financial turmoil

Friday, December 5, 2008

COLUMBUS — Single women — whether they never married, are divorced or separated, or are widowed — are in much worse financial condition than other Americans, according to an analysis of the Federal Reserve Board’s most recent Survey of Consumer Finances. Big differences “The financial differences are large ones,” said Catherine Montalto, associate professor of […]

New Web site provides maps of watersheds

Friday, December 5, 2008

WASHINGTON — For the first time, information collected over the past 40 years from instruments on large watersheds across the country is available online, thanks to an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Web site. About the site The Web site, called STEWARDS (Sustaining the Earth’s Watersheds, Agricultural Research Data System), has interactive maps of watersheds. The […]

Greenhouse gas emissions increased by 1.4 percent

Friday, December 5, 2008

WASHINGTON — Total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were 7,282 million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) in 2007, an increase of 1.4 percent from the 2006 level according to “Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2007,” a report released by the Energy Information Administration. Since 1990, U.S. GHG emissions have grown at […]

EU gives Monsanto Roundup Ready 2 Yield beans the green light

Thursday, December 4, 2008

ST. LOUIS — Monsanto Co. has received regulatory approval in the European Union for the importation of Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans. This approval follows the European Food Safety Authority’s opinion in July concluding Roundup Ready 2 Yield is safe for import as food and feed. Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans are the next generation […]

Hay tests are revealing, worth the cost

Thursday, December 4, 2008

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A forage analysis costs from $14 to $18, depending on how much information a producer wants. But the good news is that for that small fee, a producer can save lots of money on winter supplements or spend that money more wisely purchasing what their cows or calves need to perform well. […]

Pennsylvania FFA: From trash to tractor

Thursday, December 4, 2008

It started with an ad on eBay. Someone in Pymatuning, Pa., was getting rid of a rusted, broken-down 1937 Farmall F12 and at $535, Kenny and Brandon Ball thought it was a pretty good deal. The father-son team liked to restore antique tractors and they thought that parts from the F12 could be used on one of their current projects. It was 2001 when they bought the tractor and took it to their New Castle, Pa., home. Brandon was only 9 years old.

Advice for Ohio beef farmers

Thursday, December 4, 2008

COLUMBUS — A series of four February meetings, Managing Dynamic Change in the Beef Cattle Industry, will be hosted at two southern Ohio locations. The program will be hosted at 6 p.m. Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 in the Highland County Training and Employment Center in Hillsboro. The same program will be held again […]


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