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You better know your production costs for 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

By MIKE DUFFY Estimating costs of crop production for 2009 will be extremely difficult. Some farmers have received forwarding pricing, some set a quantity only and still others will use the spot market. The price consequences of these decisions are substantial. Foreign competition for material, the current U.S. financial crises, the energy price situation and […]

Electricity generation, sales set records

Thursday, January 22, 2009

WASHINGTON — Electricity generation and electricity sales reached record levels in 2007, according to Electric Power Annual 2007, released by the Energy Information Administration. Following a year of relatively weak growth in 2006, net generation of electric power increased by 2.3 percent, rising to 4,157 million megawatthours and retail sales rose by 2.6 percent to […]

Department of Agriculture to hold farmland preservation meetings

Thursday, January 22, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture will explore opportunities for farmland owners to preserve farmland through the Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program during scheduled meetings. Meetings will feature a presentation by the department’s farmland preservation staff as well as testimony from landowners who have participated in the program. Meeting attendees will also […]

West Virginia hunters harvest record 2,064 black bears

Thursday, January 22, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia hunters harvested a record 2,064 black bears during the combined 2008 archery and firearms seasons, according to Chris Ryan, black bear project leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The preliminary harvest data for the combined seasons in 2008 was 14 percent higher than the previous record of […]

Scientist does not recommend feeding DDGS to horses

Thursday, January 22, 2009

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Distiller’s grains have become a staple in some bovine diets, but a Kansas State University researcher is not recommending they be used in horse rations. “People have asked if they can feed dried or wet distiller’s grains with soluble (DDGS) to their horses,” said Teresa Slough, equine nutrition specialist with K-State Research […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Jan. 22, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

ROGERS, Ohio — The Country Friends 4-H club met Jan. 5 at the Rogers Sale Restaurant. Old business discussed included the Christmas party, where time was spent making Christmas cards for the residents at Parkside Nursing Home and enjoying a pizza party. Ashton and Vaughn Unger provided Christmas cookies. Members attended the musical worship service […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 22, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA chapter’s second most successful fundraiser during the year is whole hog sausage sales. The money raised is used for a multitude of items such as member awards, Career Development Event entry fees, Leadership Conferences and State and National FFA Convention trips. Members will be making the fresh sausage […]

Shorthorn female reigns supreme

Thursday, January 22, 2009

There was a great deal of excitement as the supreme champion beef winners were named Jan. 12 at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, Pa.

New York Farm Show to offer sessions on farming for the future

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The 24th annual New York Farm Show will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26-28 at the NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse. The indoor farm show will offer new and practical equipment, services and products for farming. More than 425 exhibitors covering more than 215,000 square feet will be available. Two […]

Ohio cattlemen remember Roy Wallace, present top awards

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

COLUMBUS — A year ago, the U.S. beef industry mourned the death of Ohio’s Roy Wallace, vice president of beef programs at Select Sires, who died suddenly while attending the National Western Livestock show in Denver. On Saturday, the Ohio beef industry celebrated Wallace’s life and contributions, as the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association awarded its Industry […]

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