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  1. Corn that didn't mature fully this summer or dry fully this fall stands a better chance of bridging in storage, creating a possible hazard for farmers.

    MIOSHA safety grants to benefit Michigan farms

    • Oct. 22, 2014

    LANSING, MI -- Workplace safety grants recently announced by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) specifically target smaller businesses, making them ideal for addressing risks inherent in the business of producing food and fiber. Qualifying employers can put individual grants of up to $5,000 each toward the purchase of safety and health-related equipment.

THIS WEEK'S EDITION

  1. Michigan crop update: Storms, wind cause lodging in corn

    • Oct. 22, 2014

    LANSING, MI -- There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Michigan during the week ending October 12, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes …

  1. Indiana crop update: Rain delays harvest
  2. 4-H gala launches campaign and recognizes Emerald awardees
  3. MCA to USDA: Don't hijack the checkoff
  4. Caution, patience key to harvest safety

CALENDARS

  1. Auction Calendar

    • Oct. 22, 2014

    ONLINE ONLY. Rental equipment, pressure washer, mowers, misc. For Info: Repocast 866-550-7376 (10/15)

MSU EXTENSION AG NEWS

PURDUE EXTENSION AG NEWS

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NEWS

USDA LATEST NEWS

  1. Thirty-two U.S. senators sign letter encouraging members to keep COOL

    The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) commends the thirty-two U.S. Senators led by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) for standing up for U.S. cattle producers and supporting the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) law. ...

      Oct. 22, 2014
  2. MSU researchers earn $7.7 million in specialty crop grants from USDA

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Three Michigan State University AgBioResearch scientists have netted more than $7.7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to address the critical needs of the specialty...

      Oct. 15, 2014
  3. Piglet brain atlas new tool in understanding infant brain development in humans

    URBANA, IL -- A new online tool developed by researchers at the University of Illinois will further aid studies into postnatal brain growth in human infants based on the similarities seen in the development of the piglet brain, said Rod Johnson, a U of I ...

      Oct. 22, 2014
  4. State legislators hear Ohio Youth Capitol Challenge winners' policy proposal

    COLUMBUS, OH -- The winners of the Ohio Youth Capitol Challenge recently presented their policy proposal to local legislators and candidates running for state office....

      Oct. 22, 2014
  5. Michigan 4-H dairy judging team takes top honors at World Dairy Expo

    EAST LANSING, MI -- The Michigan 4-H dairy judging team won top honors at the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at the World Dairy Expo Sept. 29 in Madison, Wisconsin. The team finished as the No. 1 team overall, ahead of 26 teams from across the ...

      Oct. 15, 2014
  6. MIOSHA safety grants to benefit Michigan farms

    LANSING, MI -- Workplace safety grants recently announced by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) specifically target smaller businesses, making them ideal for addressing risks inherent in the business of producing food and ...

      Oct. 22, 2014
  7. Michigan farmers to EPA: 'Ditch the rule!'

    LANSING, MI -- Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) President Wayne H. Wood was among a contingent of state Farm Bureau leaders who converged on Washington, D.C. recently to submit thousands of individual comments opposing what is seen as egregious power grab by...

      Oct. 15, 2014
  8. MSU to co-host Built Environment Showcase Nov. 7

    EAST LANSING, MI -- The Built Environment Showcase is set for Nov. 7 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing. Key leaders from the built environment -- representatives of industries, the federal government, state agencies, investment...

      Oct. 22, 2014
  9. MSU and Macomb Community College host Trends in Ag workshop

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Michigan State University (MSU) and Macomb Community College are working together to present the Trends in Agriculture workshop Friday, Nov. 7 at the Macomb Community College Center Campus, University Center....

      Oct. 15, 2014
  10. Feral swine study pairs MSU, U of M researchers to assess statewide impact

    EAST LANSING, MI -- A new study will pair Michigan State University (MSU) researchers with researchers from the University of Michigan-Flint to learn more about one of the state's most potentially destructive invasive species: feral swine....

      Oct. 15, 2014
  11. Ohio Farm Bureau Federation examining CAUV formula

    COLUMBUS, OH -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is bringing together experts to intensify its examination of the complex formula used in calculating Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV). Many landowners have raised concerns as values are rising...

      Oct. 22, 2014
  12. Weekly Price Outlook: How many acres of corn needed in 2015?

    One of the functions of crop markets is to direct planting decisions of U.S. producers. That process begins with fall seeded crops, primarily winter wheat, and continues through the following spring. According to a University of Illinois agricultural...

      Oct. 22, 2014
  13. Ohio farmers serve on 2015 NCGA Action Teams, Corn Board

    DELAWARE, OH -- Ohio is well represented as a new slate of farmers was recently announced to serve their industry as members of the National Corn Growers Association's action teams and committees in the next fiscal year, which began October 1, actively...

      Oct. 15, 2014
  14. Auction Calendar

    ONLINE ONLY. Rental equipment, pressure washer, mowers, misc. For Info: Repocast 866-550-7376 (10/15)...

      Oct. 22, 2014
  15. Annual conference provides fresh thinking for growers

    EAST LANSING, MI -- The MSU Product Center is pleased to announce the seventh annual Making It In Michigan Conference and Premier Specialty Food Show to be held Wednesday, November 12th from 7:30AM -- 4:00PM at the Lansing Center....

      Oct. 22, 2014
  16. MCA to USDA: Don't hijack the checkoff

    OKEMOS, MI -- On Oct. 14, the Michigan Cattlemen's Association along with 43 state cattlemens' associations sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, urging him to cease any efforts to establish an additional beef checkoff under the 1996 General...

      Oct. 22, 2014
  17. Farm safety first: Take steps now to prevent accidents later, Purdue experts advise

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- A few simple precautions and a little bit of common sense can go a long way toward helping prevent farm-related accidents and injuries, especially at harvest time, two Purdue University agricultural educators say....

      Oct. 22, 2014
  18. Register for Michigan 4-H November volunteer training workshops

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Each program year, Michigan 4-H, with support from the Michigan 4-H Foundation, donors and other supporters, offers volunteer trainings at sites across Michigan. Each workshop covers an assortment of 4-H program areas, and the goal of ...

      Oct. 22, 2014
  19. 4-H gala launches campaign and recognizes Emerald awardees

    EAST LANSING, MI -- The Michigan 4-H Foundation hosted the 4-H Town and Country Gala for Michigan's Youth Oct. 3 at the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids, Michigan....

      Oct. 22, 2014
  20. USDA unveils key new programs to help farmers manage risk

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled highly anticipated new programs to help farmers better manage risk, ushering in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades....

      Oct. 15, 2014
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