Stories by Farm and Dairy Staff

Gehl Co. to be acquired by Manitou

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

NEW YORK — Gehl Company announced Sept. 8 that it had signed an agreement to be acquired for $30 per share by its largest shareholder, Manitou BF S.A., a French manufacturer and distributor of material handling equipment. The transaction is worth approximately $450 million. A Manitou subsidiary, Tenedor Corporation, will buy all outstanding Gehl shares, […]

Pasture pals: Can goats and cattle graze same fields?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

JACKSON, Ky. — What would happen if cattle grazed the same pastures with goats? That’s exactly what University of Kentucky College of Agriculture specialists are collaborating with a Breathitt County farmer to find out. Onfarm lab For the past two years, retired fireman turned farmer Arch Sebastian has offered his land as a research “lab” […]

Managing crops: How small do we go?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

MADISON, Wis. — The use of on-the-go crop and soil sensors has greatly increased the precision with which farmers can manage their crops. But recently released research in Agronomy Journal questions whether more precise management is necessarily more efficient. Diminishing returns Researchers discovered the law of diminishing returns applies to precision agriculture, calculating how large […]

A pluggable, hybrid electric tractor? It could happen

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas company is thinking modular and hybrid for the next generation of terminal tractors. Emisstar received a $722,000 grant from the state of Texas to develop a pluggable hybrid electric terminal tractor, or PHETT. Ohio company involved Emisstar wrote the successful grant proposal for their client, Capacity of Texas. The competitive […]

Crawford County Fair livestock auction results

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Find out who topped the livestock competitions and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Crawford County, Pa., Fair.

Big Knob Junior Fair livestock auction results

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Find out who topped the livestock competitions at this year’s Big Knob Fair.

Take a tour of an Ohio tree farm

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The 2008 Ohio Tree Farm Tour is slated for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20. The event will take place at the tree farm of Joe Mattingly, Ohio’s 2008 Tree Farmer of the Year.

New corn exhibit part of Farm Science Review

Monday, September 8, 2008

LONDON, Ohio — The evolution of corn in North America, spanning about 1,000 years, will be part of a new exhibit at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review. From teosinte, considered the ancestor of modern-day corn, to today’s genetically modified varieties, 16 corn cultivars will be showcased in demonstration plots at the entrance of Gate […]

Colonial Williamsburg hosts oxen event

Sunday, September 7, 2008

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will host its first symposium on oxen and their crucial role as beasts of burden through the centuries. Oxen in the Old and New Worlds, consisting of lectures, demonstrations and panel discussions by oxen experts from America and Great Britain, will take place Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. […]

Energy affects corn, soybean prices

Thursday, September 4, 2008

URBANA, Ill. — Two broad fundamental factors appear to be influencing corn and soybean prices as the growing season reaches the last stages, said a University of Illinois Extension marketing specialist. Two factors “One of those factors is the potential size of the 2008 U.S. harvest and the other is the level of energy prices,” […]


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