Archive for February, 2013

Grain markets: It’s not over until the fat farmer combines

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The U.S. grain market is still uneasy about the crop size, and we’re positioning ourselves for a Pamela Anderson bust in prices.

Bob Barker, MFA call for action against veal and dairy farming

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Editor’s Note: Here is a link to the two initial news releases that are incorporated into this article. One is from MFA, the other from Buckeye Veal. APPLE CREEK, Ohio — The television game show host who thousands of American farmers spent hours glued to over the past few decades will today call for a […]

Oregano in the dairy ration? Could ease greenhouse gassy cows, increase milk production

Monday, August 30, 2010

During Penn State University experiments, oregano consistently reduced methane produced by cows without demonstrating any negative effects (plus it increased milk production).

Cut alfalfa early for best spring growth

Monday, August 30, 2010

DES MOINES, Iowa — Timing the final alfalfa cutting before mid-September offers regrowth opportunities to reduce the risk of winter injury, say experts at Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. “Whether a grower is in a three- or four-cut alfalfa program, cutting from Sept. 10 to Oct. 1 in most northern climates rarely allows the crop […]

Richman Farms sweeps championship awards at Ohio District 8 Holstein Show

Monday, August 30, 2010

WELLINGTON, Ohio — Richman Farms, Richard Indoe and Family, Lodi, Ohio, took home the championship awards at the Ohio District 8 Holstein Show held Aug. 24 at the Lorain County Fair, Wellington. Their senior 3-year-old cow, Mors Roller SS Just Once, was chosen as intermediate champion and went on to be named the grand champion […]

Michigan confirms two human Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Outbreak in southwest Michigan remains a threat to horses and people.

Lower wheat production across the globe may mean brighter economy

Saturday, August 28, 2010

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A drought in Russia and reduced global wheat production along with shifts in U.S. crop production affect the entire U.S. agricultural outlook. Changes in one sector ripple through all farm segments. A mid-year update of the 2010 U.S. agricultural baseline shows increased wheat exports, moderate rises in grain prices and modest recovery […]

Hereford group releases heifer calving rate data

Friday, August 27, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Hereford Association released its first heifer calving rate (HCR) expected progeny differences (EPD) in late July. Using whole herd total performance records data submitted by AHA members since 2001, these values show genetic differences in Hereford sires for the likelihood of their daughters to calve as heifers. Details More […]

Co-products, cornstalk residue cut cow feed costs

Friday, August 27, 2010

URBANA — University of Illinois researchers recently discovered that feeding co-products and cornstalk residue in the winter can save cow-calf producers up to $1 per day per cow as compared to feeding hay. Feed costs continue to be the number one detriment to profitability in cow-calf operations. With feed comprising 60 percent of a producer’s […]

Pennsylvania preserves farmland in 16 counties

Friday, August 27, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board recently added 4,528 acres on 40 farms to the state’s nationally recognized Farmland Preservation Program, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said. Counties The action keeps those lands in agricultural use and protects them from development. The latest farms to be preserved are located in Adams, Berks, […]

Corn belt weather looks favorable for September

Friday, August 27, 2010

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — AccuWeather.com reports dry, warm weather forecast to continue over the upper Midwest will aid the corn crop. Weather conditions are generally expected to be favorable for maturation of the corn crop over the coming weeks. Corn used for grain and feed needs warm, dry weather to cure in the late summer […]

Drinking more water before meals can help promote weight loss

Friday, August 27, 2010

BOSTON — Has the long-sought magic potion in society’s “battle with the bulge” finally arrived? An appetite-control agent that requires no prescription, has no common side effects and costs almost nothing? Scientists today reported results of a new clinical trial confirming that just two 8-ounce glasses of the stuff, taken before meals, enables people to […]

GIPSA rule changes could devastate seedstock producers in cattle industry

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cattlemen plan to fight back against proposed GIPSA rule changes at annual roundup.

Researcher: Limit urban sprawl, add forests to curb floods and help rivers

Thursday, August 26, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Controlling urban growth and increasing forested land are the most effective ways to decrease future water runoff and flooding, according to a Purdue University study. Bryan Pijanowski, an associate professor of forestry and natural resources, used a model to simulate Michigan’s Muskegon River watershed runoff rates from 1900 through the present […]

Pricing corn can be a tricky decision

Thursday, August 26, 2010

COLUMBUS — How to price corn for silage is a perennially challenging question. The best answer will vary depending on the point of view: Are you buying or are you selling?

Pa. Game Commission and Phillips Exploration to host field day Sept. 10

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tours of a Marcellus shale reclamation well site in Butler County will be available in September.

Mexico adds pork to trade retaliation list

Thursday, August 26, 2010

WASHINGTON — The National Pork Producers Council today expressed its strong disappointment with the U.S. and Mexican governments’ actions related to allowing Mexican trucks into the United States. Mexico added pork to the list of U.S. products against which it is retaliating for the failure of the United States to live up to its obligations […]

Summer goes by quietly at our farm

Thursday, August 26, 2010

There are so few things we can hold on to, no matter how tight our grip. Summer is most definitely passing for another year. I watched from the back pasture as a huge flock of geese gathered overhead, some flying in from the north, another flock joining them from the east. As I walked back […]

FSA Andy deadline reminders

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hello again! It is time once again for the big yellow school bus to start rolling down the road. Parents everywhere will be reminding their children to “Hurry up and eat your breakfast. You better not miss that bus. Don’t forget your lunch or lunch money.” Sound familiar? As a mother, I feel like I […]

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