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Cornell’s new raspberry variety extends harvest

Saturday, September 24, 2011

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell’s new raspberry variety, Crimson Giant, was developed specifically for the New York climate and can extend the harvest window for fresh, local raspberries to the beginning of November.

At Farm Science Review, Ohio farms honored for conservation work; officials say more is needed

Friday, September 23, 2011

Recognizing Ohio’s top conservation farm families seemed particularly significant during this year’s awards ceremony at the Farm Science Review Sept. 22. That’s because more than one official who spoke warned of impending environmental regulations if the farming community doesn’t step up to the plate voluntarily.

Fall sales closing date nears for crop insurance

Thursday, September 22, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The sales closing date for 2012 crop insurance is Sept. 30 for certain crops planted during the fall of 2011.

First Eastern Equine Encephalitis case of 2011 reported in Michigan

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced the first fatality associated with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a Midland County horse.

Yes, organic farming is as profitable as conventional production

Friday, September 16, 2011

Despite weeds and bugs and frustrations, organic premiums are worth it.

U.S. ag equipment exports up 15 percent at midyear

Friday, September 16, 2011

WASHINGTON — U.S. exports of agricultural machinery continued to grow in 2011 and ended the first half of the year with a gain of 15 percent, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

New technology could capture ammonia from liquid manure

Saturday, September 10, 2011

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Though it may not sound very glamorous, a new method of extracting ammonium from liquid animal manure could be exciting news for both confined animal operations and environmental groups, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service engineer.

Farm Science Review to exhibit Corn Belt’s many varieties

Thursday, September 8, 2011

LONDON, Ohio — The history of corn, from ancient grasses to modern marvel, will be on display at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22, at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center outside London.

Purdue agronomist: Poor kernel set could decrease corn yield potential

Thursday, September 8, 2011

WEST LaFAYETTE, Ind. — A period of extremely hot, dry weather in the Midwest this summer has led to problems with corn ear development and kernel set, a Purdue Extension agronomist said.

Ohio Power Siting Board approves eight more wind turbines at Hog Creek

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Power Siting Board recently approved an agreement authorizing Hog Creek Wind Farm to construct eight additional wind turbines in northwest Hardin County.


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