Thursday, October 27, 2016

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

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.
Week in Review 12/20

The top stories from the week Dec. 14 to Dec. 20, 2014.
Christmas tree

When Christmas is over and your tree begins to drop its needles, don’t put it out for the garbage.

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

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

Kids get a kick out of making angels from corn husks, but also enjoy filling glass ornaments with seeds. Even the teenagers in the family tolerate spray painting components for the baskets.

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

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.

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.
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