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  1. The Thumb area will have over 600 wind turbines in place or planned this year, according to a Michigan Public Service Commission report.

    Michigan's Thumb quickly becoming state's wind turbine capitol

    • Aug. 27, 2014

    AKRON TWP., MI -- Michigan's Thumb area is well know for the diversity of crop production, from carrots to strawberries to wheat, hay, corn, soybeans, sugar beets and some of the finest dairy herds in Michigan.

  1. Michigan's 2014 cherry harvest nearly complete

    • Aug. 27, 2014

    SAUGATUCK, MI -- The specter of 2012 still casts a long, dark shadow over Michigan's tree fruit landscape, but for hundreds of west-coast cherry growers, that too-recent memory is making even an average year feel like a win. The families who produce one of the state's most distinctive crops--tart or sweet--will soon close the books on 2014 with a satisfied smile.

  2. Cows filled every corner at Michigan Dairy Expo

    • Aug. 27, 2014

    EAST LANSING, MI -- With cows in every corner and dairy as the center of the universe, the Michigan Dairy Expo was held July 21-25th at the Michigan State University Pavilion in East Lansing, MI.

THIS WEEK'S EDITION

  1. Ohio crop update: Cooler temps help relieve some stress issues

    • Aug. 27, 2014

    REYNOLDSBURG, OH -- Rain combined with significantly cooler than normal temperatures helped alleviate some moisture stress issues this week. There …

  1. Coalition: Collaboration needed to address water issues
  2. Statewide partnership brings conservation milestone
  3. Twenty Ohioans participating in intensive ag leadership program
  4. Ohio crop update: Dry weather promotes fieldwork

CALENDARS

  1. Auction Calendar

    • Aug. 27, 2014

    6PM/10AM- LAPORTE, IN. Cattle Sale. For Info: Lamoreaux Auction & Appraisal 616-822-0101 (07/30, 08/20)

MARKET OUTLOOK

  1. Weekly Price Outlook: Corn, soy acreage size debated

    • Aug. 27, 2014

    The debate about the size of the USDA's final estimate of the 2014 U.S. average corn and soybean yields continues, with the market apparently …

  1. Weekly Price Outlook: Prospects for corn consumption
  2. Weekly Price Outlook: Where will beef cows expand?
  3. Weekly Price Outlook: Scoring the 2014 corn crop

MSU EXTENSION AG NEWS

PURDUE EXTENSION AG NEWS

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NEWS

USDA LATEST NEWS

  1. Coalition: Collaboration needed to address water issues

    COLUMBUS, OH -- In the wake of the recent crisis in Toledo, the Healthy Water Ohio (HwO) coalition gathered at Grand Lake St. Marys to discuss collaborative solutions to the state's water resource challenges....

      Aug. 27, 2014
  2. Star cow sweeps All-Michigan Holstein Show

    EAST LANSING, MI -- It was a dreamy day for Dream-Prairie GWA Antigo-ET as she swept up the winnings at the 2014 All-Michigan Holstein Show held on July 25th at the Michigan Dairy Expo in East Lansing. ...

      8:52 AM, Aug. 19, 2014
  3. Auction Calendar

    6PM/10AM- LAPORTE, IN. Cattle Sale. For Info: Lamoreaux Auction & Appraisal 616-822-0101 (07/30, 08/20)...

      Aug. 27, 2014
  4. Southeastern Michigan loses respected farm leader

    HOWELL, MI -- Michigan's agricultural community lost a beloved member recently with the untimely death of 56-year-old Richard (Rick) Kawalski of Howell. A widely respected family man deeply involved in his community and the local farming industry,...

      Aug. 27, 2014
  5. Michigan's 2014 cherry harvest nearly complete

    SAUGATUCK, MI -- The specter of 2012 still casts a long, dark shadow over Michigan's tree fruit landscape, but for hundreds of west-coast cherry growers, that too-recent memory is making even an average year feel like a win. The families who produce one...

      Aug. 27, 2014
  6. Michigan's Thumb quickly becoming state's wind turbine capitol

    AKRON TWP., MI -- Michigan's Thumb area is well know for the diversity of crop production, from carrots to strawberries to wheat, hay, corn, soybeans, sugar beets and some of the finest dairy herds in Michigan....

      Aug. 27, 2014
  7. Cows filled every corner at Michigan Dairy Expo

    EAST LANSING, MI -- With cows in every corner and dairy as the center of the universe, the Michigan Dairy Expo was held July 21-25th at the Michigan State University Pavilion in East Lansing, MI....

      Aug. 27, 2014
  8. There's still time to enter the Michigan Soybean Yield Contest

    LANSING, MI -- This year, 2014, will be the ninth year for a Michigan soybean yield contest. The contest is sponsored by the Michigan Soybean checkoff program and Spartan Agricultural Consulting....

      Aug. 27, 2014
  9. Polk Labor Day auction to benefit St. Jude's kids

    NEW PARIS, IN -- Thousands of people from all over the world will descend on New Paris, IN, at Polk Auction Company for the 31st Annual Labor Day Weekend Auction on Aug. 28-30. Antique tractor and memorabilia collectors will crowd around to bid on the...

      Aug. 13, 2014
  10. Schweiss Doors introduces super reinforced doors for grain storage buildings

    Schweiss Doors recently introduced the first of a new line of doors built and designed specifically for grain/corn storage. Why use a regular bunker wall when a moving hydraulic door can do the same job and save you time, space and add security to your...

      Aug. 20, 2014
  11. Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel....

      Aug. 20, 2014
  12. Michigan crop update: Some crops showing drought stress

    EAST LANSING, MI -- There were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Michigan during the week ending August 10, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region....

      Aug. 20, 2014
  13. Ingham County youth are state's top novice dairy cattle judges

    EAST LANSING, MI -- A team of novice 4-H dairy project members from Ingham County earned top ranking among nine teams in the novice division of the state's dairy cattle judging contest at this year's Michigan 4-H and Youth Dairy Days, an annual dairy...

      Aug. 20, 2014
  14. Scholarships available for 4-H youth

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Applications for both the MI 4-H Youth Development Scholarship and the MSU 4-H Scholarship are now available on 4h.msue.msu.edu/ awards_scholarships/4-h_scholarships. Applications are due Nov. 1. This is a great opportunity for...

      Aug. 27, 2014
  15. Jackson County Master Gardener program starts Sept. 4

    JACKSON, MI -- The Jackson County MSU Extension Master Gardener program begins Sept. 4 and runs through Dec. 11, 2014. The class will meet Thursday evenings from 6-10 p.m. at the Jackson County MSUE office, 1716 Lansing Ave., Jackson, MI....

      Aug. 27, 2014
  16. MSU research aims to help biofuel switchgrass survive northern winters

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Michigan State University (MSU) plant biologist C. Robin Buell has been awarded $1 million from a joint U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to accelerate genetic breeding programs to improve...

      Aug. 6, 2014
  17. Indiana crop update: Farmers gear up for harvest

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- Significant rains alleviated dry conditions in select fields across the state for the week ending August 17, 2014, but were overall too intermittent to provide relief to the whole state according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes...

      Aug. 27, 2014
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