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Boggs: Ag is facing challenges, yes, but also bio-revolution opportunities

Saturday, September 5, 2009

ODA Director Robert Boggs visited the Stark County Fair and the new Farm Bureau building Sept. 4.

Recovery funding available to Pa. aquaculture producers

Friday, September 4, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania aquaculture producers who experienced profit losses due to soaring feed costs in 2008 may be eligible for relief through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said. The Aquaculture Grant Program, part of the federal stimulus package, provides grants to farmers who experienced profit losses due to high […]

2009 Canfield Fair market livestock, cheese sales total $312,000

Friday, September 4, 2009

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Mahoning County (Canfield) Fair.

Hookstown Fair/Beaver Co. 4-H Stockman’s Club sale results

Friday, September 4, 2009

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Hookstown Fair.

Minnesota State Fair takes precautionary measures with 4-H program

Thursday, September 3, 2009

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota State Fair, in partnership with Minnesota 4-H and the Minnesota Department of Health, has canceled the remainder of the 4-H Arts-In and Ambassador programs scheduled for the 2009 State Fair.

USDA to support domestic nutrition programs and pork producers

Thursday, September 3, 2009

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said USDA’s intention is to purchase an additional $30 million in pork products in FY 2009 for federal food and nutrition assistance programs. To invite bids USDA will survey potential suppliers to seek the lowest overall cost by publicly inviting bids and awarding contracts to responsible bidders. Altogether, USDA […]

Demand to determine post-harvest price pattern for corn and soybeans

Thursday, September 3, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — It now appears that consumption of U.S. corn and soybeans will be record large in the 2009-10 marketing year, and that could help corn and soybean prices, according to University of Illinois economist Darrel Good. “The price users will be willing to pay for corn and soybeans will depend to a large […]

Bobcat Co. to consolidate operations in North Dakota

Thursday, September 3, 2009

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Bobcat Co. will transfer all North American machinery production to its original manufacturing facility in Gwinner, N.D. This will result in discontinuing production at Bobcat’s Bismarck, N.D., plant by the end of 2009. Currently, Bobcat mini excavators, the Toolcat utility work machine, the S70 skid-steer loader and mini track loaders are […]

Goats are greening up Bluegrass Station landfill sites in Kentucky

Thursday, September 3, 2009

AVON, Ky. — Stories of large corporations and cities using goats to graze green spaces are cropping up all over the country. Now Bluegrass Station in Fayette County is partnering with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and area goat producers to green up some landfill sites. Bluegrass Station maintains more than 50 acres […]

Weed management strategies may ease transition to organic farming

Thursday, September 3, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. — As the demand for organic produce continues to grow, more farmers are converting their cropland to organic production. Certified organic cropland acres in the U.S. increased from about 850,000 in 1997 to 1.7 million in 2005. Challenge One of the biggest challenges facing organic agriculturists is how to manage weeds without using […]

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