URBANA, Ill. — Most of the focus on 2011 U.S. planted acreage centers on corn acreage. There are a number of reasons for that focus, said University of Illinois agricultural economist Darrel Good. “First, under the current policy regime, there is a mandate of 13 billion gallons of renewable biofuels production during the 2011-12 corn […]
A petition has been signed by farmers who say they do not plan to be in business, under current proposals.
Four more livestock standards available for public comments in Ohio.
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Fueling up your car with ethanol produced from blue-green algae may sound far-fetched. But Bill Gibbons, a professor and researcher in South Dakota State University’s Department of Biology and Microbiology, says it is close to reality — with commercial availability of this new generation of ethanol just four or five years away. […]
Organic producers gather to celebrate another year of success and continue education.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Julia Conny is only 19 and she already likes the feeling of power. That is, she likes the power of her 9300 Super Farm pulling tractor, MacDaddy. Conny is one of the few women in the tractor pulling sport. This year, she was also one of the few who received an invitation […]
Equipment in exhibits boasted hand-lettered “sold” signs. Manufacturer reps and salesmen were busy. Attendees was up, and both exhibitors and visitors seemed upbeat.
Who won big in Louisville? At least one Ohio puller brought home the championship! Frank Keener, of Ashland, Ohio, topped the 8,000-pound super stock alcohol tractor division. Check out some photos and videos!
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Taxpayers once had very few options for how to receive refunds from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service — they either got a check in the mail or a direct deposit to a bank account. But family-finance experts at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences said savvy management of refunds and adjustments […]
All natural eggs! Naturally raised chickens! Natural tofu! If ‘natural’ is so good, then why doesn’t Ford claim a natural pickup, or Apple an all-natural iPhone?
Reporter spends day learning the basics of milk hauling, especially in bad weather.
WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University Extension and the Tri-County Beekeepers Association of Northeastern Ohio will hold the 33rd annual Spring Beekeeping Workshop the evening of March 4, and all day March 5 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Wooster campus.
COLUMBUS — Government regulators could more realistically assess the value of improving food safety if they considered that consumers typically want to avoid getting sick — even if it means they have to pay a little extra for safer food, researchers say. In the world of food regulation, cost-benefit analyses are a primary tool for […]
Syngenta’s Enogen corn amylase trait is the first genetically modified output trait in corn for the ethanol industry. The grain will be produced only by corn growers under contract with a licensed ethanol plant.
For the most part, coyotes live an invisible life, but in recent years they are showing themselves as bold neighborhood bullies as they adapt to city life.
I grew up on a farm in Washington County. We never had much money, but most people thought we did because we owned property. Farmers understand their land is often worth more than their farm business. A common joke among farmers is that if they come into some money, they will just keep farming until it’s all gone. Enter Marcellus Shale.
Trustees file complaint against Ohio Department of Agriculture to stop use of 12,000-gallon anhydrous tank; ODA counters suit has no legal standing.
URBANA, Ill. — A smaller beef herd reported in USDA‘s Jan. 1 cattle inventory estimates has provided the cattle markets with even more bullish news. Beef cow numbers continue to fall as producers seem to want out of the business, said Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt. “The continued decline is related to multi-year financial […]
MERCER, Pa. — Two farmers recently received the annual national Beef Quality Assurance award, created to recognize outstanding beef and dairy producers who incorporate Beef Quality Assurance principles as part of the day-to-day activities on their operations. The winners The 2011 winners were John Ligo, LiTerra Farms of Mercer, Pa. (dairy), and Mike Milicevic, Lykes […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — It could still be a couple weeks before Ohio’s new governor takes a close look at an emergency order signed by former Gov. Ted Strickland, banning ownership and sale of certain “dangerous wild animals.” When he does, feedback from both sides will be abundant. The Ohio Division of Wildlife plans to present […]