Archive for October, 2014


Looking back: Top farm stories of 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The top stories of 2013 included ethanol … shale gas … Ohio Holstein Association … Pa. transportation laws …

Dairy markets favorable for start of new year

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Profit margins, feed costs look better heading into 2014

Congress wraps up its least productive year ever

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Every year ends on Dec. 31. Every baseball season ends with the World Series. Growing seasons end with a hard freeze and the opera season is over when a large, round lady sings. Today’s ag political season, however, never ends. Farm bills take more than two years to write and they’re still not written. Negotiations […]

Always chore time in bleak midwinter

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ash Day. Someone had to scoop the gray powdery ash from the bottom of the coal furnace, dumping it in to buckets. This is possibly the worst job known to man.

Natural gas powered trucks serving Indianapolis

Monday, December 30, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Republic Services recently announced the deployment of 79 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks that are serving customers throughout greater Indianapolis. The new CNG fleet replaced older diesel powered trucks, and represents a significant local investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles. “We are committed to doing our part […]

Holiday grain trading takes hit on the market

Monday, December 30, 2013

For the last couple of weeks I have been saying that only the March Planting Intentions Report from USDA can help this market. My idea has been that I don’t see bullish news anywhere on the horizon. But, I do think that farmers will like $13 soybeans better than $4 corn.

Treating icy roads with…cheese?

Friday, December 27, 2013

Wisconsin is known for producing cheese, but now the state is taking its cheese industry to the next level, it’s battling icy roads with cheese biproduct.

Maize Valley Farm Market and Winery brings home industry award for “Mad Cow”

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Maize Valley Farm Market and Winery won the 2013 Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) Clear Choice Award. The prestigious industry awards are given to products packaged in glass that demonstrate strong consumer appeal, shelf impact and commercial success. Verallia North America (the glass bottle manufacture) entered Maize Valley’s Mad Cow in the competition.

Ohio Seed Improvement Association: There is a growing demand for noxious weed free forage and mulch program

Friday, December 27, 2013

DUBLIN, Ohio — There is a growing demand in North America for the use of certified noxious weed free forage and mulch as a preventative program to limit the spread of noxious weeds. This voluntary certification program is designed to assure that forage (straw, hay, cubes and pellets) and mulch sold with proper certification identification […]

Tips from experts for hitting New Year’s fitness resolutions

Friday, December 27, 2013

As Americans make New Year’s resolutions to get in better shape, experts who train celebrities and top-ranked athletes offer some surprising tips for improving your health.


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