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Soybeans continue to lead grain market

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I consider this a good selling opportunity. We got scared by the break, and regretted not selling before it.

Ohio cattle numbers remain steady

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The number of cattle and calves in Ohio Jan. 1, 2012, was estimated at 1.28 million head, up 4 percent from last year, according to the Ohio office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Market lambs down 11 percent in Ohio

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The number of sheep and lambs on Ohio farms on Jan. 1, 2012, totaled 126,000 head, down 2 percent from the 2011 estimate, according to the Ohio office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Aspiring farmers can benefit from preparatory course

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

PENINSULA, Ohio — The Countryside Conservancy is hosting the Exploring the Small Farm Dream self assessment short-course at Boston Store Visitor Center in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Agronomy series to continue Feb. 9 in Carroll County

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The second in a series of three agronomy workshops will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Carrollton Ponderosa on state Route 43. Production issues The Carroll Soil & Water Conservation District and the USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service are teaming up with Roger Thomas of Thomas Ag Consulting […]

Crop programs set in northwest Ohio

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

COLUMBUS — Field crop farmers will have two opportunities this February to get up to speed on new research and technology from Ohio State University experts.

Schrader Auction Company sells farm equipment

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. — Auctioneer Nick Cummings, of Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co., Inc. held a farm equipment auction Jan. 27 in Williamsport, Ohio.

Phillip D. Birney, 1969-2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

JEWETT, Ohio — Phillip Darr “Weasel” Birney, 42, of Jewett, Ohio, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. Born April 19, 1969, in Dennison, he was the son of John P. and Audrey (Bolitho) Birney of Jewett. A lifelong resident of Harrison County, he graduated from Jewett-Scio High School in 1987 and received an associate’s degree in […]

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association presents top awards; honors Dr. Bobby Moser

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association honored four of its farm family members with its highest awards Jan. 28 during the association annual meeting in Dublin.

Ohio dairy graziers highlight youth at annual conference

Monday, January 30, 2012

A panel of dairy youth shared their experiences of growing up on the farm, and what they learned along the way.

Online database allows farmers to search soybean report information

Monday, January 30, 2012

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Deciding what soybean variety to grow is now easier than ever with a new searchable database for producers.

High volatility, acreage war ahead for growers

Monday, January 30, 2012

HONOLULU — Solid risk management has never been more important for producers of the nation’s major commodities, given a range of volatility factors, North Carolina State University Extension specialist Nicholas Piggott told producers at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd Annual Meeting.

Global feed tonnage reaches record 873 million

Sunday, January 29, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The world’s feed production has reached an estimated 873 million metric tons, according to a global survey commissioned by Alltech. Conducted through Alltech’s regional managers, the survey assessed the tonnage of 132 countries and all species.

USDA seeks to modernize poultry inspection in U.S.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — In a shift that will save money for businesses and taxpayers while improving food safety, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is proposing a modernization of young chicken and turkey slaughter inspection in the U.S. by focusing FSIS inspection resources on the areas of the poultry production system that pose the greatest risk to food safety.

Sweetwater Valley Farm named 2012 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year

Saturday, January 28, 2012

La QUINTA, Calif. — Sweetwater Valley Farm of Philadelphia, Tenn., was named the 2012 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year during a ceremony at the International Dairy Foods Association’s Dairy Forum in La Quinta, Calif.

West Virginia hunters harvest 2,007 black bears in 2011

Saturday, January 28, 2012

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia hunters harvested 2,007 black bears during the combined 2011 archery and firearms seasons, according to Paul Johansen, assistant chief in charge of game management for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Smooth talkers: Pa. Auctioneers Association holds 64th annual conference and show

Saturday, January 28, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Nearly 300 auctioneers, apprentices, support personnel, vendors, presenters and guests attended the 64th annual conference and trade show of the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association, Jan. 11-13, at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey. Conference participants took part in 12 educational seminars during the course of the event. Awards Several Pennsylvania auctioneers came up winners during the […]

MWCD finalizes donation of Atwood Resort to Carroll County

Friday, January 27, 2012

DELLROY, Ohio — The approval of agreements that officially transfer ownership of the 47-year-old lodge and golf course to the county from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District culminates several years of work by the MWCD to find a new owner for the facility.

Vt. law school gets anonymous $1.25 million for ag center programs

Friday, January 27, 2012

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. — Vermont Law School has received a $1.25 million grant to support its new Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, which advocates for community-based agriculture across the United States.

Energy outlook: U.S. dependence on imported oil to wane in coming years

Friday, January 27, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Annual Energy Outlook 2012 released Jan. 23 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration presents updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2035.

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