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Ashtabula County Fair livestock sale results

Monday, August 17, 2009

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Ashtabula County Fair.

Texas drought blamed for cotton losses

Monday, August 17, 2009

KINGSVILLE, Texas — For the first time in over a century, a severe South Texas drought has claimed the entire cotton production of Kleberg County, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. Historic “Since the founding of Kingsville in 1904, not a single pound of cotton was produced this year in Kleberg County, which includes […]

W.G. Dairy to sell Lely robotic milker

Monday, August 17, 2009

PELLA, Iowa — Lely, the world leader in robotic milking systems, has entered a marketing agreement with W.G. Dairy Supply, Inc., a leading milking equipment company headquartered in Creston, Ohio. As part of the agreement, W.G. Dairy Supply will have exclusive rights to sell and service Lely robotic milking equipment in Central and Eastern Ohio. […]

Land O’Lakes first half earnings match 2008

Monday, August 17, 2009

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Land O’Lakes had net sales of $5.8 billion and net earnings of $164.1 million for the first six months of 2009. While net sales were down from $6.6 billion for the first half of last year, the $164.1 million in net earnings matched the same period one year ago, despite 2009’s […]

Enter the Farm and Dairy photo contest

Monday, August 17, 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 […]

What was your best buy at an auction?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Are you just dying to share a great deal you got at an auction? Do you have a great story to go with that deal? Then answer this question….What was the best buy you ever got at an auction? Farm and Dairy would like to give you a chance to brag and tell our readers […]

2009 Butler Farm Show Livestock Sale

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Amerikohl Mining, Inc. purchased four of the top 12 animals at the 2009 Butler County Farm Show. Find out bid prices and sale averages, and view photos from the sale and around the fairgrounds.

USDA forecasts plentiful soybean crop

Friday, August 14, 2009

WASHINGTON — U.S. farmers successfully battled soggy July weather and remain on target for producing the largest soybean crop in history, according to the Crop Production report, released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soybean forecast Soybean production is forecast at a record-high 3.2 billion bushels, up 8 percent from last […]

Korea lifts restrictions on U.S. hogs, pork

Thursday, August 13, 2009

WASHINGTON — The National Pork Producers Council hailed the Republic of Korea’s decision to inspect only a sample of U.S. pork exports rather than 100 percent of them and to lift a ban on live hog imports from the U.S. The restrictions were put in place in the wake of the H1N1 flu outbreak. Pork […]

It’s been an unusually quiet year for soybean aphids, but don’t stop scouting

Thursday, August 13, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Entomologists across the Midwest expected to see soybean aphid outbreaks this year, but aphids have been slow in coming out, according to a Purdue University field crops entomologist. Soybean aphid outbreaks typically occur during odd-numbered years, which means there would typically be an increase in aphid numbers across the Midwest this […]

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