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Crop prices treading water

Monday, November 7, 2011

URBANA – Following wide swings in September and early October, the prices of corn, soybeans and wheat have traded in relatively narrow ranges in the last half of October.

Fertilizer prices likely to jump around for 2012; linked to economy

Friday, November 4, 2011

There is no perfect way to purchase inputs. The best idea is to spread out your purchases including fertilizer.

Ohio, Pennsylvania big recipients of USDA biodigester funds

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Biodigester projects to get federal support, including many that are on farms.

Ohio leads national drive to build sheep numbers

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The national program, “Let’s Grow with twoPLUS,” calls for current sheep producers to increase their flocks by two head per 100 and increase their average birth rate to two lambs per year.

Ohio care board reviews first animal care complaints, charts new year

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Board meets for first time under new rules, plans new year and recognizes reappointments.

Pa. dairy operation suspended due to bacteria found in milk

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Milk production is continuing but the milk is being diverted to another fluid processor.

John Deere’s canned food combine goes for world record

Sunday, October 30, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. — To recognize the vital role that America’s farmers play in feeding the world this harvest season, John Deere is attempting a world-record at constructing a full-sized sculpture of its new S-Series combine from more than 300,000 cans of food at the John Deere Pavilion in downtown Moline, Ill.

Brag About Your Bag: Chris Adams

Saturday, October 29, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — Chris Adams of Fredonia, Pa., provided us with the second submission in our Brag About Your Bag photo gallery. Adams is pictured with the 185-pound deer he shot with a crossbow on Oct. 25. The photo was submitted by Sonya Ohler.

Beef herds continue to decrease amidst drought, soaring feed costs

Friday, October 28, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Drought in the Southern Plains and several years of high feed prices have discouraged beef producers, causing the U.S. cattle herd to shrink.

High school student builds poultry business from the ground up

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bill Brown started a business producing pastured-based chickens as his FFA project this year, and it has taken him in a direction he didn’t see coming.


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