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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. Auction Calendar

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

      Oct. 22, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Indiana crop update: Rain delays harvest

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- Corn and soybean harvest was hindered and, in some regions, halted by frequent rains, but the mild weather permitted farmers to re-enter fields towards the end of the week, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region....

      Oct. 22, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Michigan crop update: Storms, wind cause lodging in corn

    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 Region....

      Oct. 22, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Weekly Price Outlook: Consumers want more pork -- and they want it now!

    According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, although pork consumers have paid record-high retail prices this year, they want more. The latest USDA Hogs and Pigs report suggests that pork producers will be able to get more pork to...

      Oct. 8, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. TSC hosting another 4-H Paper Clover campaign

    After a record-breaking 4-H Paper Clover campaign in the spring, Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is hosting another Paper Clover campaign in October....

      Oct. 8, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Auction Calendar

    TIPPECANOE COUNTY, IN. 40 +/- acres. Contact: Dean Retherford 765-296-8475...

      Oct. 15, 2014
  18. Weekly Price Outlook: It's been a big year for ethanol

    Ethanol production, consumption, and stocks data are typically reviewed on a calendar-year basis because Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) are established for calendar years. However, according to a University of Illinois agricultural economist, because...

      Oct. 15, 2014
  19. Plan taxes now to avoid problems later

    EAST LANSING, MI -- It may seem early in the year for tax planning, but for dairy and beef operators, this preparation should have started a couple months ago. For many years, farms have faced the challenge of managing their farm income to avoid income...

      Sep. 24, 2014
  20. 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
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