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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 […]

Sustainable ag team kicks off summer tour

Thursday, May 29, 2008

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Team kicks off its summer tour series June 19 with a look at modified relay intercropping — a good-yielding, earth-friendly system in which soybeans are planted into standing wheat. The free program runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Unger Farm, 970 Nevada Road in Bucyrus, Ohio. Six […]

Expect flat livestock, dairy production

Thursday, May 29, 2008

WASHINGTON — According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the outlook for total red meat and poultry production will be down slightly next year. Beef/cattle Deteriorating pasture and range conditions over much of the Plains and increasing livestock production costs are adversely affecting all cattle and beef sectors. Smaller inventories of U.S. cows, calf crops […]

Good Reading

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Isaac and Savannah Elliott were visiting a farm in Beach City, Ohio, when they stopped to take this photo. Good thing there’s room for two in that outhouse!

The Wilds participates in ecosystem biomass research

Thursday, May 29, 2008

LOS ANGELES — The Wilds, a wildlife conservation center located in southeastern Ohio, will be home to a study of the effect on the entire ecosystem of growing and harvesting biomass and nonfood energy crops. The collaboration, which includes Ohio State University and the company Rentech, will be conducted on reclaimed mine lands at The […]

Phone rage rears its ugly head

Thursday, May 29, 2008

I suppressed my telephone monster one morning when the woman caller incorrectly pronounced my daughter Josie’s first name, “May I speak to Nina (Nee-nah)?” We call both our girls by their middle names; a fate they will never forgive us for. Nina Josephine (Josie); Anna Katherine (Kathie); can you tell the same parents picked those […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of May 29, 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget.

Farm Finances 101: It’s not that hard

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Own vs. owe. Two three-letter words and the last letter makes all the difference.

He’s too young to be stuck in the middle

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Despite my repeated attempts to make them listen to reason, our otherwise excellent school district suffers one fatal flaw: They think that 10-year-olds belong in middle school.

A weekly roundup of FFA news for the week of May 29, 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Members of the West Holmes FFA chapter traveled to Columbus May 1-3 for the 80th Ohio State FFA Convention. During the convention, members participated in CDE tests. Members also took the Cooperative Education Test and placed seventh as a team. Individual placements included: Emma Brewer, 18th; Martin Overholt, 26th; Katie O’Donnell, 31st; […]

A weekly roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 29, 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

BLOOMINGDALE, Ohio — The Sunrise Rascals recently met at the Boyds’ home with eight members attending. Members completed quality assurance and tag-in for small animals. It was also reported that the paper drive was a success. Demonstrations were given on safety and health. Club members also worked on the flower beds at the fairgrounds. The […]

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