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Farmer sets new corn yield record

Monday, December 22, 2014

New corn record tops 500 bushels per acre.

10 tips for beginning farmers to ride out market uncertainty

Monday, December 22, 2014

10 things beginning farmers should know. (Hint: It takes years for some to master good management practices.)

Census Bureau: State and local government spending grows faster than revenue

Monday, December 22, 2014

Between 2007 and 2012, total expenditures for state and local governments increased by 18.2 percent, from $2.7 trillion to $3.2 trillion, while total revenue declined 1.1 percent over the same five-year period, from $3.1 trillion to $3.0 trillion.

Farmers, businesses get Christmas gift of tax break on equipment

Monday, December 22, 2014

Legislation allowing businesses to write off up to $500,000 of an equipment purchase made in 2014 was signed by President Barack Obama Dec. 19, and farm equipment dealers geared up for a flurry of year-end business.

Manure-spreading world record applies 4,600 tons in 24 hours

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A dedicated team of Ukrainian dairy farmers worked ‘round the clock to set the new record, spreading 4,217 metric tons of manure across 548 acres in 24 hours.

App helps farm workers locate nearest grain rescue tube

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The app is powered by GPS technology and allows for rescue crews to get to the farmer more quickly than in the past.

Learn more about vegetable grafting at symposium in Georgia

Friday, December 19, 2014

The third national vegetable grafting symposium, Growing New Roots for the Vegetable Industry, will be held Jan. 8 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia.

Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium: Some wild cards for 2015

Friday, December 19, 2014

Oil is falling, transportation is changing, and who know knows what that might mean for 2015.

Vilsack abandons beef checkoff plan

Friday, December 19, 2014

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack withdrew his proposal to create a second beef checkoff program Dec. 19.

FSA disaster assistance program expanded; Jan. 14 deadline set

Friday, December 19, 2014

New options provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops.

Wreaths Across America: Honoring our nation’s veterans close to home

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Volunteers with OSU Extension Master Gardeners participated in Wreaths Across America, which places wreaths on veterans’ graves.

A round-up of FFA news for the week of Dec. 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Smithville FFA chapter’s senior Parli Pro team competed at Triway High School and placed second against three other teams in the Parliamentary Procedure competition Nov. 25.

Propane: No one wants another 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A propane shortage last January left agriculture producers and home consumers scrambling to keep their home warm in one of the coldest winters in recent history.

Cow escapes from Idaho butcher shop, leads to police chase

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The 1,000 pound cow was considered a safety hazard after it caused damage to several vehicles and almost caused minor traffic accidents.

United Producers agrees to pay GIPSA penalty

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

United Producers will pay $500 to settle with GIPSA.

Operations suspended at Schwan Grain

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Farmers who are owed money for grain deposits with Schwan Grain should call ODA’s Grain Warehouse Section at 614-728-6410.

House blasts beef checkoff proposal

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A month’s worth of online public comments on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s proposed implementation of a second beef checkoff program closed Dec. 10, three days before House and Senate passage of 2015 funding legislation. But that didn’t stop legislators from weighing in on the matter.

Christmas Bird Count underway across the Americas

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Christmas Bird Count includes more than 2,300 regional counts between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5 for birders of all ages.

Vegan tutor says personal beliefs cost him his job

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ACLU threatens legal action against Wayne County school over allegations a tutor was terminated for expressing his vegan views.

Renting farm facilities: Average cost in the Midwest (Infographic)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Read more: Vacant farm buildings can hold value

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