Archive for September, 2014


USDA proposes downer cow rule

Sunday, August 31, 2008

WASHINGTON — The USDA revealed Aug. 27 a proposed rule to amend the federal meat inspection regulations to initiate a complete ban on the slaughter of cattle that become non-ambulatory after initial inspection by Food Safety and Inspection Service inspection personnel. This proposed rule follows the May 20 announcement by Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer […]

New biopesticide for organic food boom

Sunday, August 31, 2008

PHILADELPHIA — With the boom in consumption of organic foods creating a pressing need for natural insecticides and herbicides that can be used on crops certified as “organic,” biopesticide pioneer Pam Marrone, is reporting development of a new “green” pesticide obtained from an extract of the giant knotweed. That 12-foot-high Goliath, named for the jointed […]

Check out the latest Stark County Fair photos

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Stark County Fair Grand and Reserve Champion livestock projects Aug. 27 and Aug. 30 sales. Click on a photo to stop the slideshow and see exhibitor information. Sights from the 2008 Stark County Fair Sights from the 2008 Stark County Fair truck and tractor pull Aug. 30.

Straw residue too valuable to use for biofuels production

Saturday, August 30, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash.– Wheat growers should think twice before harvesting crop residue for cellulosic ethanol production, said Ann Kennedy, a USDA-Agricultural Research Service soil scientist. “In the more than 100 years that we have been cultivating soils, we have lost about half of the original organic matter,” she said. “Organic matter provides nutrients crops need; it […]

Construction permits issued for nation’s first cellulosic ethanol plant

Saturday, August 30, 2008

IRVINE, Calif. — BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc., a leader in cellulosic ethanol production technology, was granted a conditional-use permit from the County of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning, to permit the construction of the nation’s first commercial facility to convert biowaste into ethanol. The Los Angeles County Planning Commission approved the use permit for […]

Monroe County Junior Fair livestock auction results

Friday, August 29, 2008

Find out who won the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Monroe County Fair.

4-H’ers are winners at Cuyahoga County Fair

Friday, August 29, 2008

They raise 4-H livestock in urban Cuyahoga County? Yep. Here are the names and hotos of winners from the 2008 Cuyahoga County Fair market livestock competitions.

Westmoreland County Fair market livestock auction results

Friday, August 29, 2008

Find out who won the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Westmoreland County Fair.

Farm machinery exports gain 30.5 percent

Friday, August 29, 2008

MILWAUKEE — Exports of U.S. agricultural-related equipment to nations around the world topped $5.8 billion dollars for the first half of 2008 compared to midyear 2007 numbers, for an increase of 30.5 percent, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

John Deere expanding U.S. tractor works; also investing in Brazilian operations

Friday, August 29, 2008

John Deere is expanding its tractor works in Iowa and is also expanding manufacturing capacity in Brazil.


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