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Ag services bolster Cargill earnings

Monday, August 22, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS — Cargill reported $404 million in earnings in the fiscal 2011 fourth quarter ended May 31, a 7 percent decrease from $435 million in the same period a year ago.

The economy: Are consumers still calling the shots?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The loss of consumer wealth and the continued weakness in the housing market are big factors behind the slow economy.

Hot weather prompts advice on preventing, managing silo fires

Friday, August 19, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A farm-safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is warning about the danger of silo fires.

Ohio farms worth $4,300 per acre

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ohio’s farm real estate value, including all land buildings, averaged $4,300 per acre for 2011, up 7.5 percent from 2010.

Deadline approaching to sign up for giant Miscanthus program

Thursday, August 18, 2011

CONNEAUT, Ohio — Aloterra Energy is encouraging farmers and landowners to sign up quickly to grow giant Miscanthus, a non-invasive, perennial grass used for energy production.

OSU to host beef and forage night at Jackson Agricultural Research Station

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

JACKSON, Ohio — Beef producers are dealing with the rising costs of feed and inputs for making hay, not to mention the impact of this year’s weather on forage quality and seeding.

U.S. EPA bans sale, use of DuPont’s Imprelis herbicide

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered DuPont to halt the sale, use or distribution of Imprelis, an herbicide marketed to control weeds, vines and certain grasses.

USDA’s FSIS tells inspectors to get tough on livestock mishandling

Monday, August 15, 2011

WASHINGTON — The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a directive Aug. 15 with new instructions to its inspectors to ensure the humane treatment and slaughter of livestock presented for processing at FSIS-inspected facilities.

Several speakers on tap at Manure Science Review in DeGraff

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

DEGRAFF, Ohio — The 2011 Manure Science Review is set for Aug. 16 at the Winner Family Farm, DeGraff, in western Ohio.

New fertility data for cattle can help producers make breed selections

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

COLUMBUS — A new Expected Progeny Difference from the American Angus Association and improvements in DNA technologies mean even better data for beef producers, according to Ohio State University Extension beef coordinator John Grimes.

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