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Twin-row cropping may be the wave of the not-so-distant future

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Twin-row cropping is growing in popularity because of yield gains and low cost in new equipment.

Settlement may be looming in Witmer’s grain lawsuit

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The ODA has completed its investigation and found no violations of the grain warehouse law.

Keep your farm decisions in your hands

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Editor: Every morning I wake up, this country of ours seems a little more unrecognizable. The government seems to have its hand in just about everything and we stand by and let it happen. Now it seems that our livestock industry needs some sort of guidelines for the care of our own animals. Guidelines to […]

Ruritan club will no longer hold annual turkey supper

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Editor: The Washington Ruritan Club regretfully announces that they will no longer be holding their annual turkey supper. We wish to thank the many people who attended and supported this fundraiser over the last 50 years. We want to recognize those non members who have helped each year, especially the Marlington High School groups. Also, […]

Enter the Farm and Dairy photo contest

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Attention shutterbugs! Have you ever wanted to shoot a cover photo? Well, Farm and Dairy is offering you that chance. We are conducting a photo contest and the winning photo will appear on the cover of the 2010 Agri-Book. Photos must have a farm/agricultural connection and can encompass anything in the rural community from rolling […]

Millions available for renewable energy and energy efficiency loans, grants

Monday, September 28, 2009

Millions available for renewable energy and energy efficiency loans, grantsWASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide $62.5 million in loans and grants for 705 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in 45 states and Puerto Rico under the Rural Energy for America Program, an important initiative to help rebuild and revitalize rural America. […]

CHS, Agrico Group form joint venture

Monday, September 28, 2009

ST. PAUL, Minn. — CHS Inc., a leading energy, grains and foods company, and Agrico Group, headquartered in Moscow, Federal Republic of Russia, have formed a joint venture company named ACG to manage origination, logistics, export and worldwide marketing of Russian wheat, feed grains and potentially oilseeds. The ACG joint venture does not include other […]

Gov. Rendell urges Milk Marketing Board to help dairy producers

Monday, September 28, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — With Pennsylvania’s milk producers facing prices that are 40 percent lower than a year ago, Gov. Edward G. Rendell has written to the state’s Milk Marketing Board asking for their recommendations on how to help dairy farmers survive the unprecedented financial hardships. Bearing the brunt “Pennsylvania’s dairy farmers are bearing the brunt […]

Symposium set to address farm animal welfare issues Oct. 16

Monday, September 28, 2009

COLUMBUS — As animal agriculture comes under scrutiny and animal welfare issues are hotly debated, the time to become educated to proactively address animal welfare issues is now. “Animal welfare is a prominent issue in Ohio and the U.S. and even the world. It’s a topic of interest to producers, consumers, veterinarians, health care professionals, […]

Ohio hog inventory up 6 percent, U.S. hog inventory down 2 percent

Monday, September 28, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio hog producers had 2.04 million hogs on hand Sept. 1, up 2 percent from last quarter and up 6 percent from a year ago. The number of market hogs, at 1.88 million head, was up 3 percent from last quarter and up 7 percent from last year. Breeding stock, at 160,000 […]


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