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Michigan next for livestock standards

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Ohio legislators aren’t the only ones taking action regarding livestock care standards this summer. Michigan state Reps. Mike Simpson and Jeff Mayes introduced a package of bills June 19 to standardize livestock care requirements. The bills, H.B. 5127 and H.B. 5128, would have the following impact: * Establish that the Department of […]

Ohio livestock standards board may be ballot bound this November

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The fourth week in June was an exciting one for livestock producers and agricultural organizations across the state of Ohio. Within a week, two similar bills, H.J.R. 2 and S.J.R. 6, were introduced and passed through the House of Representatives and Senate.

Farmers can’t ignore the threat of glyphosate-resistant weeds

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Survey results published in Weed Technology indicate U.S. farmers in general do not feel a sense of urgency when it comes to developing a deeper understanding of the herbicide glyphosate and its relationship to weed resistance. What makes this study, “U.S. Farmer Awareness of Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds and Resistance Management Strategies” (2009, Vol. […]

Can a livestock trailer be made more ‘humane’?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

DENVER — The nation’s leading animal-welfare monitoring and humane-labeling program for food products, American Humane Certified, will convene a panel of experts in animal handling, animal science, veterinary medicine and transportation equipment manufacturing to develop improved welfare standards for design, technology and monitoring of livestock transportation. The livestock transportation equipment that meets the standards will […]

Hoping for a hat rack grain market

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday’s market (June 30), we’re in a “hat rack” market — we’re looking look for some kind of market news to “hang our hat on.”

Missing horse recovered in Miami County; father took it

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — A horse reported stolen last week has been recovered and it appears may not have been taken by a thief after all. Mandy Werling, 18, of Miami County, reported her horse was stolen from the high school rodeo finals at the Champaign County fairgrounds June 20. Werling was expected to compete with […]

Jersey cows transcend language barrier

Monday, June 29, 2009

They spoke Japanese, German, Portuguese, English and Danish, but the universal language of individuals on the World Jersey Cattle Bureau tour of U.S. farms was the Jersey dairy cow.

Raise raspberries right

Monday, June 29, 2009

BY RICHARD JAURON AMES, Iowa — Raspberries are an easy crop to grow for home gardeners. Good cultural practices help ensure an excellent fruit crop. Important cultural practices during the summer months include pruning, weed control and irrigation.

Event to discuss conserving modern technology in agriculture

Monday, June 29, 2009

AURORA, Colo. — The American Farmers for the Advancement and Conservation of Technology will hold its second annual summit July 22-23 at the Doubletree Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn. The theme, “Working Together to Create Solutions,” will involve all attendees in discussions of the food chain; from producer, to retailer, to consumer and the technologies that […]

San Mar Holsteins show grand champion

Monday, June 29, 2009

DOVER, Ohio — Exhibiting her openness, dairyness, and beautiful udder, San Mar Rustling Dur Mindy, winning aged cow and senior champion, also walked away with the grand champion banner at the District 3 Open Invitational Holstein Show held June 20 at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds Bred and owned by San Mar Holsteins, Mark and Sandy […]

Michigan expands ag renaissance zones

Monday, June 29, 2009

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Rep. Mike Simpson hailed the House passage of his plan, H.B. 5086, June 25 to increase the number of Agriculture Renaissance Zones.

Brush up on your fiber knowledge

Monday, June 29, 2009

SEVILLE, Ohio — Members of the Ohio Natural Fiber Network will be offering a four-part series, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Natural Fiber, beginning in July at Places In Time Farm & Fiber Arts in Seville, Ohio. Topics This hands-on series will cover the following topics: * Part One: 2-5 p.m. July 11 […]

Iowa State University researcher looks at the future of agriculture

Monday, June 29, 2009

AMES, Iowa — Dramatic price fluctuations, increasing demand, the food versus fuel debate and other events of the past year may have food producers wondering which way is up. Despite these recent uncertainties, ‘up’ is precisely the direction an Iowa State researcher believes agriculture is headed for at least the next 10 years.

Mercer County Dairy Princess crowned

Saturday, June 27, 2009

By CAROL ANN GREGG Farm and Dairy correspondent MERCER, Pa. — After much deliberation, judges selected Lena Aiken as 2009-10 Mercer County Dairy Princess. She is the daughter of Dave and Carol Aiken, New Wilmington. The alternates, both from the Grove City area, are Alisha Henry, daughter of Alan and Beverly Henry and Elizabeth Weber, […]

Indiana farmer writes prescriptions — to his soil, that is

Friday, June 26, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — People are often prescribed a multi-vitamin or medication or two to help them perform and feel their best every day. Now, some farmers are doing the same for their fields. It’s called prescription farming. Very precise They’re not giving vitamins or medication to the land, necessarily, but this type of farming […]

Using custom rates to show on-farm savings with no-till method

Friday, June 26, 2009

COLUMBUS — The environmental and conservation benefits of no-till production may be reason enough to adopt the practice, but for many farmers the answer to one question remains a driving factor: “Will it improve my bottom line?” Potential on-farm savings Farmers now have a way of putting a dollar value on no-till production, and based […]

Ayrshire Breeders’ Association honors members at convention

Friday, June 26, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ayrshire Breeders’ Association had a successful convention hosted by the Iowa Ayrshire Breeders’ Association in Dubuque, Iowa. President David Koss presided over the annual meeting June 19 with an enthusiastic group of Ayrshire members in attendance. Signs of growth were given in the annual report presented to the membership. Registration totals increased […]

Trees and farms make a good team

Friday, June 26, 2009

MADISON, Wis. — Creating consumer markets for forest-grown products, reducing nonpoint source pollution, protecting waterfowl habitat, diversifying farm operations — these are just a few of the ways agroforestry is moving to the forefront of the land-use discussion in North America. A new edition of North American Agroforestry: An Integrated Science and Practice, published by […]

Gulf of Mexico full of nutrients

Friday, June 26, 2009

RESTON, Va. — Spring nutrient delivery to the northern Gulf of Mexico is among the highest measured by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 30 years. Too many nutrients, which are essential for plant growth, are not necessarily a good thing. Excessive nutrients can be harmful by decreasing the amount of oxygen in the water, […]

Team effort protects Ohio’s food supply

Friday, June 26, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — A new partnership between Ohio State University and the Ohio Department of Agriculture will enhance the protection of Ohio’s crops, forests and food supply. Bobby D. Moser, Ohio State’s associate vice president for agricultural administration and dean for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, joined ODA director Bob Boggs in […]

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