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Dean Foods developing anaerobic digester at Idaho dairy

Saturday, May 31, 2008

DALLAS — Dean Foods Company has begun development of an anaerobic digester on the Big Sky Dairy farm near Gooding, Idaho. The anaerobic digester will capture animal waste from the farm’s approximately 4,700 dairy cows, reducing both odors and emissions of methane gas into the atmosphere. The resulting captured methane will then be used to […]

Weeds have met a high-tech match

Saturday, May 31, 2008

New technnology and site-specific weed management can lower crop costs, help environment.

Find local events using Farmanddairy.com

Friday, May 30, 2008

Planning a weekend away with the family? Let Farmanddairy.com help you find an event that’s fun for everyone. Our powerful online calendar, located at http://www.farmanddairy.com/calendar, makes finding local events as simple as a couple clicks of your mouse. Begin by navigating to our Calendar page by going to the address above or by clicking “Events” […]

Youngest Farm and Dairy Reader

Friday, May 30, 2008

The following story was submitted by Diedra and Terry Bloomer: We subscribe to your paper and love reading every issue, but this week a funny thing happened and I wanted to share it. We live on a little farm of 40 acres and raise pigs. One of our grandsons (Riley, who is 4 years old) […]

Pork prices continue to defy odds

Friday, May 30, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The seasonal pork price increase from early April to early June over the past five years was $11 per live hundredweight, and this year the seasonal increase has been $23 so far. “That’s more than double the normal,” said Chris Hurt, a Purdue University Extension agricultural economist. Hog prices have gone […]

CD has wealth of soil quality advice

Friday, May 30, 2008

COLUMBUS — Healthy soils means healthy plants, and a new Ohio State University Extension educational tool is now available to aid users in improving soil quality to boost crop performance. The Soil Quality Workshop CD contains information outlining the fundamentals of soil quality and organic matter through various management practices, such as Integrated Pest Management. […]

Here come the slugs. Again.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Planting delays and cool weather have slowed corn development, paving the way for a potential issue with slugs in no-till fields.

Buy new organic crop guide online

Thursday, May 29, 2008

WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University’s new Transition Guide to Certified Organic Crop Management can now be bought online through Ohio State University Extension’s new, secure store at http://estore.osu-extension.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=2120. Published by the Organic Food and Farming Education and Research program, the book explains the rules and realities of switching to organic production. Grains, fruits and […]

Nominate organic farmers for 2009 MOSES award

Thursday, May 29, 2008

SPRING VALLEY, Wis. — The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service is seeking nominations for the “2009 Organic Farmer of the Year” award, which will be presented at the 20th annual conference in La Crosse, Wis., Feb. 26-28, 2009. This award is presented to organic farmers who have demonstrated innovations in organic farming and livestock […]

That roadside ditch plays a vital role

Thursday, May 29, 2008

AKRON — The question is often asked, “Why do many counties prefer open roadside ditches along county roads, instead of enclosed pipe drainage systems?” Here are some of the reasons, according to Greg Bachman, a professional engineer, surveyor and Summit County engineer. One of the purposes of a roadway drainage ditch is to prevent unsafe […]

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