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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 […]

Pa. team wins envirothon competition

Thursday, August 13, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger congratulated members of Delaware County’s Penncrest High School Envirothon Team for taking first place in the national Canon Envirothon held at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. “This is the 11th year a team from Pennsylvania has won this prestigious national environmental education competition,” Hanger said. […]

Center for Food and Animal Issues backed by Farm Credit Services

Thursday, August 13, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s newly created Center for Food and Animal Issues received a significant boost thanks to a $100,000 donation approved by the board of directors for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, a $15.5 billion agriculture lending cooperative serving over 85,500 farmers and rural residents. According to a press release from […]

OSU professor awarded M.S. Swaminathan Award

Thursday, August 13, 2009

NEW DELHI, India — Ohio State University professor Rattan Lal received the prestigious international M.S. Swaminathan Award from the Trust for the Advancement of Agricultural Sciences Aug. 11 in New Delhi, India. Lal, a world-renowned soil scientist, is traveling in India with Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee and Bobby Moser, vice president for Agricultural […]

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