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 […]
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 […]
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.
Horizontal Marcellus shale well in southwestern Pa. setting new records for CNX, but no royalty paid.
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 […]
The new on-site livestock waste treatment system will also produce renewable energy by combusting the biomass in Kreider Farms’ dairy and poultry waste.
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 […]
Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Lawrence County (Pa.) Fair.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The USDA’s July report shows a tight supply and demand situation for both corn and soybeans.
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.
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 […]
Rowdy ‘Nugent’ wins steer show by topping more than 70 entries.