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Some guidance on selecting corn hybrids

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

By PETER THOMISON One of the most important management decisions a corn grower makes each year is the selection of corn hybrids for spring planting. During the past 40 to 50 years, there has been continuous improvement in the genetics of corn hybrids, which has contributed to steady increases in grain yield potential ranging from […]

These Web sites are just right for nature lovers

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Each holiday season I recommend books and other gifts that might interest readers. Today I give a gift to you — a series of Web sites chock full of valuable information that nature lovers will appreciate. And they’re free. If you don’t have Internet access at home, visit your local public library. http://digital.library.pitt.edu/a/audubon The University […]

Put farm taxes on your to-do list

Friday, December 19, 2008

It’s not to late to make changes for tax purposes. This year farmers have more alternatives to consider with respect to cost recovery or depreciation on assets that they placed in service during 2008.

Greene County, Pa., Marcellus shale well hits record levels

Monday, December 15, 2008

Horizontal Marcellus shale well in southwestern Pa. setting new records for CNX, but no royalty paid.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Nov. 20, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

TORONTO, Ohio — The Bareshoe Wranglers met at the Glen Mills Center for a covered-dish banquet recently. Adviser Frank Mayer was in charge of the meeting. Certificates and pins were handed out. Awards were presented to Ian Porter, most improved; Holly Mayer, all around; Heidi Hickle, most outstanding; and Jennifer Smith, sportsmanship. The next meeting […]

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pa. farm’s Cleantech manure facility to be first of its kind

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The new on-site livestock waste treatment system will also produce renewable energy by combusting the biomass in Kreider Farms’ dairy and poultry waste.

A roundup of FFA news for Aug. 28, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

ALBANY, Ohio — The Alexander FFA chapter recently held its summer meeting and cookout at Ethan Sayers’ house. Thirty-two members and three guests showed up for the meeting and cookout. Members discussed plans for the upcoming Athens County Fair including improvements to the FFA booths, FFA fun day, and the annual fair cook out. After […]

Lawrence County Fair junior fair livestock auction results

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Lawrence County (Pa.) Fair.

A roundup of FFA news for July 31, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

OBERLIN, Ohio — The Firelands FFA chapter held its annual summer picnic July 11 at the Krumwiedes’ farm in Wakeman. Members enjoyed hillbilly golf, corn hole, volleyball, swimming, and an inflatable bouncing cage, followed by a bonfire. The next FFA meeting is 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 in the Agricultural Science room at Firelands.

Animal welfare: Consumers want to know farm animals are cared for

Thursday, July 24, 2008

WASHINGTON — Can consumers and farmers come to the table to discuss animal care and welfare down on the farm? The American Farm Bureau Federation hopes so. To address consumer concerns about the care provided to farm animals, the American Farm Bureau Federation has launched the Conversations on Animal Care initiative. The goal? Engage consumers […]

New renewable fuel plant will use animal fats

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

GEISMAR, La. — Tyson Foods and Syntroleum Corporation have given final approval for plans to build a $138 million renewable synthetic fuels facility in Geismar, La. The facility, Dynamic Fuels, is a 50:50 venture between Tyson and Syntroleum to convert low grade, inedible fats and greases into renewable transportation fuels. Capital funding includes $100 million […]

Corn stocks higher than expected

Friday, July 11, 2008

The USDA’s July report shows a tight supply and demand situation for both corn and soybeans.

Crawford County farmers growing camelina for biofuel

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

In most places in the East, they’re still talking about the coming biofuels revolution. But in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, farmers already are involved in it.

A weekly roundup of FFA news for the week of June 5, 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008

ASHLAND, Ohio — The Mapleton FFA 2008 officer team traveled to the elementary school May 14 to conduct its annual Ag Day. Each year, they speak to the preschool, kindergarten and first-grade students about some of the aspects of agriculture. This year, the officers set up five stations that each of the 160 students would […]

Steer show takes center stage at 2010 Pa. Farm Show

Monday, January 15, 0007

Rowdy ‘Nugent’ wins steer show by topping more than 70 entries.

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