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  1. Grand champion. For more photos, check out the New York Spring Carousel photo gallery, found at the righthand side of our home page!

    New York Spring Carousel touts 966 head

    • Apr. 23, 2014

    SYRACUSE, NY -- Sunshine and 70 degrees welcomed in the last day of the New York Spring Carousel held April 11-14 in Syracuse, NY.

  1. Huron County 4-H bowling program concludes

    • Apr. 23, 2014

    BAD AXE, MI -- The Huron County 4-H Bowling Program, in cooperation with Longshot Lanes, concluded its annual 17-week program on Saturday, March 8. The 4-H Bowling Program this year involved 10 youth from across Huron County. Youth had the opportunity to improve their bowling skills, bowling etiquette, and have a fun, learning experience.

  2. Indiana crop update: Winter's aftermath slows progress

    • Apr. 23, 2014

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- Late spring and winter aftermath have slowed progress for the week ending April 13, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Temperatures ranged from 1 F to 9 above normal, with a weeklong high of 80 and a low of 22. Precipitation ranged from .01 to 1.67 inches. Continuing rains in most parts of the state this week contributed to surplus moisture conditions on the ground. Little to no corn and no soybeans have been planted to date. Winter wheat and pasture are greening statewide. Mint planting is underway.


  1. Auction Calendar

    • Apr. 23, 2014

    6 PM- READING, MI. Real estate, backhoe. For Info: Spieth & Satow Auctions 517-439-2528 (04/02)





  1. Local girl attends leadership training for 4-H ag innovators in D.C.

    NORTH ADAMS, MI -- Suzanna Hull, a North Adams, MI, native, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to learn more about aquaculture and to receive training to help lead the 2014 4-H Ag Innovators Experience, presented by Monsanto. 4-H youth leaders from...

      Apr. 23, 2014
  2. MSU offers 5 guidelines for managing 2014 spring horse pastures

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Careful management in the spring will increase the grazing potential of your pasture....

      Apr. 16, 2014
  3. Michigan crop update: Winter wheat is slowly emerging

    EAST LANSING, MI -- According to the Great Lakes Regional office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, melting snow rains, and freezing temperatures limited fieldwork for the week ending April 13. Winter wheat is slowly emerging from dormancy, ...

      Apr. 23, 2014
  4. Auction Calendar

    6 PM- READING, MI. Real estate, backhoe. For Info: Spieth & Satow Auctions 517-439-2528 (04/02) ...

      Apr. 23, 2014
  5. Weekly Price Outlook: Corn consumption continues to exceed projections

    The USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report (WADSE) released on April 9 projected corn stocks at the end of the current marketing year at 1.331 billion bushels. The projection of year-ending stocks has declined for five consecutive...

      Apr. 23, 2014
  6. Harvest Energy Solutions: The fastest growing solar company in the Midwest!

    JACKSON, MI -- Headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, Harvest Energy Solutions (Harvest) is the fastest growing full-service distributor, installer and integrator of renewable and energy saving products serving the agricultural industry in the Midwest --...

      Apr. 16, 2014
  7. New GM 'Bonus Cash' discount offered to Ohio FB members

    COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members are now eligible to get a $500 General Motors discount on the purchase or lease of a new GM car or truck, and for the first time this discount can be used with one other GM offer....

      Apr. 23, 2014
  8. Two Hillsdale County farms recognized by MAEAP

    HILLSDALE, MI -- The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's (MDARD) Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is recognizing two farms in Hillsdale County for implementing appropriate pollution prevention practices. ...

      Apr. 23, 2014
  9. New York Spring Carousel touts 966 head

    SYRACUSE, NY -- Sunshine and 70 degrees welcomed in the last day of the New York Spring Carousel held April 11-14 in Syracuse, NY. ...

      11:22 AM, Apr. 23, 2014
  10. Local grower is state winner in National Corn Yield Contest

    SCHOOLCRAFT, MI -- An area corn grower has been honored as a state winner in the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association ....

      Apr. 16, 2014
  11. Weekly Price Outlook: Pork PEDv losses not as large as expected

    According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, the headline for the last USDA Hogs and Pigs report could have been PEDv Losses Not as Large as Expected. "A week later, spring and summer lean futures are down nearly $10 per hundredweight,...

      Apr. 16, 2014
  12. Ohio corn checkoff referendum passes

    DELAWARE, OH -- The Ohio Corn Marketing Program (OCMP) received notification from the Ohio Department of Agriculture on April 7, 2014, certifying that the Ohio Corn Marketing Program Referendum, seeking to increase the state's corn checkoff from $.005 to ...

      Apr. 23, 2014
  13. Short spring will mean burst of farm equipment on roads

    LANSING, MI -- Someday, when spring finally finds Michigan, farmers will be hard pressed to bring to their delayed planting season up to speed. Speed is a relative term, though, particularly when it comes to farm equipment on the roadways....

      Apr. 9, 2014
  14. Ohio crop update: Oat planting begins

    REYNOLDSBURG, OH -- There was 1 day suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 6, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. With continuing cold temperatures and heavy rain towards the end of the week, producers were limited to...

      Apr. 16, 2014
  15. Farm Women's Symposium once again provides a warm winter retreat

    The 23rd annual Farm Women's Symposium (FWS) was held during a cold and snowy stretch of winter on March 12-14 in Kalamazoo, MI at the Holiday Inn-West. One hundred twenty ladies representing Michigan's diversified agriculture attended this event which...

      Mar. 26, 2014
  16. TSC, National 4-H Council launch spring Paper Clover campaign

    BRENTWOOD, TN -- Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, recently announced the launch of its spring 2014 Paper Clover Campaign....

      Apr. 23, 2014
  17. Ohioan Emily Buck wins tractor for being a finalist in national contest

    COLUMBUS, OH -- Dr. Emily Buck of New Bloomington has received a Case IH Farmall 45A tractor for being a top three finalist in American Farm Bureau's Excellence in Agriculture award. The award recognizes successful young agricultural professionals who...

      Apr. 23, 2014
  18. Soy biobased products are available!

    WASHINGTON -- Interested in reducing exposure to chemicals in your home or on the farm? Soy biobased products are available!...

      Apr. 16, 2014
  19. Weekly Price Outlook: USDA estimates reasonably close to expectations

    The USDA's much-anticipated estimates of March 1 grain stocks and 2014 planting intentions released today contained a few surprises but no major shocks. According to a University of Illinois agricultural economist, March 1 corn stocks and planting...

      Apr. 9, 2014