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Hazard A Guess: Week of Sept. 11, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget.

A roundup of FFA news for Sept. 11, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

ALBANY, Ohio — The Alexander FFA chapter met Aug. 27 for the first meeting of the school year with 46 members attending. At the meeting, plans were put together for the Albany Independent Fair and for Greenhand Night. Also, a new leadership point system was passed that will help members be chosen for National Convention and […]

A roundup of 4-H news for Sept. 11, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The New Horizons 4-H club met Aug. 15 with five members present. The following club members gave health and safety demonstrations: Bryden Adams, food pyramid for youth; Andrew Adams, tips for family health care and square knots; Maggie Michel, digital cameras; and Kim Locker, leading and animal. A committee was assigned to […]

FSA Andy for Sept. 11, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hello Again! The 2008 farm bill was passed late, and because of that, we are late signing producers up for the 2008 DCP (Direct and Counter Cyclical Payment) Program. Typically, many of you would have signed up in the fall of 2007, or early spring of 2008, to get your advance payment. Due to the […]

Corn, soybean exports may decline

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

URBANA, Ill. — Early USDA forecasts for the 2008-09 corn and soybean marketing year project substantial declines in U.S. exports from the record levels reached in the 2007-08 marketing year, said a University of Illinois marketing specialist. “The sharpest decline is projected for corn,” said Darrel Good. “With U.S. corn and soybean stocks expected to […]

Soybeans to take European tour in 2009

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

ST. LOUIS — LibertyLink® soybeans (A2704-12), from Bayer CropScience, have received final approval from the European Commission for importation into the European Union (EU) for food and feed use. This will allow the commercial launch of LibertyLink soybeans in the U.S. for the 2009 planting season. It’s been 10 years “It has been more than […]

Eighteen farms selected for Clean Ohio agricultural easement purchases

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio –Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Office of Farmland Preservation will purchase easement rights on nearly 3,200 acres of farmland from 18 farms in the seventh and final funding round of the Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program. Although the combined easement values exceed $8.6 million, a total of $3.1 million from the Clean Ohio […]

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 […]

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