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Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 5/26

Friday, May 31, 2013

These are Farm and Dairy’s top stories of the week.

High-tech systems on display at management tour

Friday, May 31, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Today’s large-acreage farmers can’t be everywhere at once on their sprawling operations, but a farm family featured in this year’s Purdue Extension Farm Management Tour comes close. Technology Gary and Larry Neal of rural Frankfort use logistics and inventory management technology to monitor various parts of their farm operation from remote […]

USDA finds rogue glyphosate-resistant wheat in Oregon

Friday, May 31, 2013

There are no GE wheat varieties approved for sale or in commercial production in the United States.

15 questions to ask before purchasing farmland

Friday, May 31, 2013

The increase in crop and livestock prices have generated significant profits for many farmers, which some are using to buy additional land.

Growing demand has driven land values to record highs in many areas. Whether farmers are using cash or borrowing money, buying land should include a well-researched financial plan.

White vegetables are a good source of potassium

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Colorful vegetables are promoted as key to a healthy diet, but white vegetables, especially potatoes, shouldn’t be forgotten.

Let’s hope weather staves off wheat head scab in Ohio

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wheat growers can use scab-forecasting system to determine if fungicides are needed.

Cautiously optimistic about planting season

Thursday, May 30, 2013

In Ohio, the final planting date for corn is June 5 and for soybeans it is June 20.

So, where’s my cow insurance?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

It was evident from the hello that the South Dakota rancher had practiced his pitch before he dialed my office. “I’m (so and so),” he said in a clipped, clear voice, “an independent cow-calf producer west of the (Missouri) river with 500 cows. I’m calling with one question: Where do I go to sign up […]

Missing things

Thursday, May 30, 2013

You’re gonna miss this, You’re gonna want this back, You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast. — Trace Adkins This week I, the woman who embodies the phrase, “if it’s not in the scrapbook, it did not happen” missed a very important middle school awards program. GirlWonder was awarded for being on […]

It’s everyone’s job to keep invasives out

Thursday, May 30, 2013

By DAN KRAMER Has the world really gotten smaller? Well, no, but the word ”global” is often used these days to describe how our vast planet has seemingly shrunk. It’s a global economy, a global society, a global marketplace. Is it also becoming a global ecosystem? The local prevalence of non-native invasive species of plants […]

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