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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
URBANA, Ill. — Man o’ War is one of the most famous horses in the history of thoroughbred racing. His full brother, Playfellow, who earned the highest sale price of the season decades ago, is famous for a very different reason. In June 1921, the title of a New York Times article read, “Playfellow Not […]
– Garth’s Auctions of Delaware, Ohio, held two sales within two weeks during late July and early August. The July 25 auction of fine and contemporary art and decorative arts featured antique furniture, artwork, pottery, glass and sculpture, but it was clear that furniture stole the show. Leading off the day as well as the […]
Bluegrass Farms of Ohio has received the green light to create an intermodal terminal, the Central Ohio Logistics Center, thanks in large part to a $7.5 million forgivable state loan.
WELLINGTON, Ohio — The Penfield Partners 4-H club met Aug. 19. A motion was passed to pay for fire retardant to be used to spray the home economics booth at the fair. Jessica, Amanda and Mia did demonstrations. The club met Aug. 22 at the fairgrounds to set up the booth and do animal barn […]
The Clearfield, Pa., ethanol plant currently under construction by Bionol Clearfield LLC, a unit of Bio Energy International of Quincy, Mass., is expected to start taking corn in November and to be operational in January.
The Hahn family may have changed over the past 200 years, but its farming legacy lives on.