COLUMBUS — With blessing from county delegates, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation staffers will push forth in 2009 with the state’s plan to implement a changed timeline for signing new members. Some 341 county delegates convened in Columbus Dec. 3-5 to recommend policy and amend code of the organization. During more than a day of policy […]
Picking a corn hybrid based on this year’s Ohio State University Corn Performance Trials will be tricky.
COLUMBUS — It came as no surprise when economists said in late November that the American economy is, indeed, in the throes of recession. Has been for nearly a year, they asserted. And the public just laughed, almost congratulating the government for seeing what most average Joe’s pocketbook was already showing. But for one section […]
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 […]
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.
SALEM, Ohio — Customer demand for more space allowed Simmons Grain Company, on the south side of Salem, to recently complete a massive expansion. According to Jeff Simmons, who owns and operates the business with his family, the new equipment includes three storage bins, a load-out bin, new grain dryer and dump pit, and a […]
ST. LOUIS — National Corn Growers Association Chairman Ron Litterer and others have filed a formal objection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware regarding the proposed disposition of corn contracts by VeraSun Energy Corporation. Litterer, a corn grower from Greene, Iowa, has an outstanding contract to deliver corn to VeraSun. Rejection He filed the […]
COLUMBUS — The federal government has made it official: We’re in a recession. It’s no surprise to most Ohioans, and certainly not to Gov. Ted Strickland, who decreed Dec. 1 that Ohio faces a $7 billion budget deficit in the upcoming 2010-2011 budget.
There was an anxious buzz in the air at the Muskingum Livestock Auction Co. Nov. 18. In a small room at the back of the building, 28 auctioneers crowded together, each one waiting for his chance to take the auction block.
It was a lofty title for a program — the Pennsylvania Dairy Profitability Forum — but the take-home message was well-grounded: Get better first.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The American Angus Association board of directors selected five individuals for induction to the Angus Heritage Foundation. Each year, a select group of individuals who have made significant contributions by dedicating their time, knowledge and efforts to the improvement and advancement of the Angus breed are inducted into the foundation. Inductees […]
WEST ALLIS, Wis. — The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has released its annual forecast for U.S. and Canadian agricultural machinery sales, providing an overall snapshot of manufacturers’ predictions for 2009 business. Tractor sales in the U.S. for 2009 are expected to be strongest for four -wheel drive tractors and the 100-horsepower-and-over 2-wheel drive tractors, with […]
DYERSVILLE, Iowa — Each year farm toy collectors from around the world converge on Dyersville, Iowa, for the world’s largest farm toy show.
WASHINGTON — Farmers could soon be on a roll when it comes to preparing their fields for planting. That’s thanks to rolling machines — developed by Agricultural Research Service scientists in Auburn, Ala., — that can quickly flatten mature, high-biomass cover crops such as rye.
The Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center has officially become the first LEED-certified “green” building on Ohio State University’s campus.
Southwestern Pennsylvania fair exhibitors earned highest bids across region; new records set in hogs, steers.
These days, it’s all about being green. From our water bottles to our vehicles, Americans look for products that are kind to the environment, promote conservation and create sustainability.
WOOSTER, Ohio — Quality-Quest Gib Breeze displayed her show winning style as she paraded the sale ring at the Ohio Holstein Association Fall Quality Sale held Nov. 1 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster. When the gavel fell at $6,000, Kurt Wyler, Fresno, Ohio, became her new owner. Numerous ribbons A daughter of Silky Gibson, […]
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The global market for agricultural equipment is forecast to witness modest pace of growth with developing economies offsetting the impact of slower growing developed world.
SALEM, Ohio — What happens in California doesn’t necessarily stay in California — and that should have farmers nationwide waiting with their eyes wide open. In this week’s election, Golden State voters passed an initiative that bans several tried-and-true ag production tools, including gestation crates, laying hen cages and veal crates. Ag groups on the […]