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Ayars’ Dairy is ‘crazy-involved,’ but cows still No. 1

Thursday, June 13, 2013

From milk cows to cow leasing and a variety of business ventures …

Boom or bust? Farmland values continue to rise

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Attend an auction or check out one of the few farms for sale, and it won’t take long for you to figure out that farmland values have increased over the past few years.

What price of corn is needed to make ethanol blends competitive?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The blend wall is defined as the maximum amount of ethanol that can be consumed in the domestic motor fuel market if ethanol blending is limited to 10 percent of total motor fuel consumption.

CNG is cheaper, cleaner but challenges remain

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The challenge — like most new and emerging sources of energy — is developing the right infrastructure and engines that will make the fuel cost-efficient.

Top 10 reasons to love the China deal

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

There’s many reasons to be thrilled about Shuanghui International Holding Inc.’s proposed $4.7 billion purchase of Smithfield Foods, Inc. Here’s only 10…

Researchers explain magnetic field misbehavior in solar flares: The culprit is turbulence

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Solar flares are sometimes responsible for breaking one very important rule in physics. Researchers have figured out why flares do what they do.

Drought and high feed costs push beef to record high

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Prices for beef are up, but profits … not necessarily.

U.S. Senate approves farm bill

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Farm groups mostly supportive, call for a ‘harvest’ action in the House.

Award-winning farmer says good people are key to success on dairy farm

Monday, June 10, 2013

Troyer is no stranger to recognition for his accomplishments in the dairy industry as he has ranked among the top herds in Wayne County for production and high cows, as well as low somatic cell counts over the past several years.

Reminder: Yew plant is poisonous and even fatal; 4-H’ers learn hard way

Monday, June 10, 2013

A Salem family lost three beef cows June 5, two of which were 4-H cows, due to accidental yew poisoning.

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