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    Kentucky State Fair hosts two days of open dairy shows

    • Sep. 17, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, KY -- The Kentucky State Fair rolled out the green shavings for the open dairy shows on August 16-17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Two days of solid shows kept the vision of the ideal dairy cow in the eye of visitors to the event.

THIS WEEK'S EDITION

  1. Ohio crop update: Consistent weather wanted to boost yields

    • Sep. 17, 2014

    REYNOLDSBURG, OH -- Producers are hoping warmer conditions and just enough moisture to get crops to a timely harvest. according to the USDA, NASS…

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  4. Indiana crop update: Fall harvest begins

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  1. Auction Calendar

    • Sep. 17, 2014

    ONLINE ONLY. Massey Harris Collection. For Info: Sheridan Realty & Auctions 517-676-9800 (09/3, 09/10)

MSU EXTENSION AG NEWS

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INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NEWS

USDA LATEST NEWS

  1. USDA releases veggie reports for 2014

    WASHINGTON -- Snap bean processors contracted 15,100 acres in Michigan for 2014, a decrease of 15 percent from last year, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. The estimated production of processing snap beans under contract decreased 23...

      Sep. 17, 2014
  2. Clinton, Hillsdale County youth win dairy management contest

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Youth from Clinton and Hillsdale counties were the high individuals in this year's dairy management contest held during Michigan 4-H and Youth Dairy Days, an annual dairy youth activity held in conjunction with Michigan Dairy Expo....

      Sep. 10, 2014
  3. Auction Calendar

    ONLINE ONLY. Massey Harris Collection. For Info: Sheridan Realty & Auctions 517-676-9800 (09/3, 09/10)...

      Sep. 17, 2014
  4. Price drops pinch grain farmers

    LANSING, MI -- Farmers who enjoyed well-publicized high prices last year are seeing the correction they all knew was coming, and they will influence more than just the farmers' bottom lines....

      Sep. 17, 2014
  5. Enrollment for new dairy farm risk management in Michigan now underway

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Michigan Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Christine White recently announced that signup for the new dairy Margin Protection Program began Sept. 2. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides...

      Sep. 17, 2014
  6. Nutrient management update, plot tour to feature cutting edge research

    The date for the Michigan State University Extension Annual Nutrient Management Plot Tour is fast approaching and the on-line registration is now open. Preparations are underway to host this event at the MSU Plant Pathology Research Farm, 3735 North...

      Sep. 10, 2014
  7. Weekly Price Outlook: Sept. 1 corn stocks estimate: Does it matter?

    Corn prices continue to be dominated by expectations of a very large U.S. harvest....

      Sep. 17, 2014
  8. Looking for a little fall fun?

    Harnica Kids' Pumpkin Farm will be hosting their Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. The annual event is a lot of fun for the whole family! There's no entry fee and no admission fee. Cash prizes and ribbons are given for the 10 heaviest...

      Sep. 17, 2014
  9. Michigan crop update: White mold hits soybean crop

    EAST LANSING, MI -- There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Michigan during the week ending September 7, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region....

      Sep. 17, 2014
  10. Ag literacy efforts extend beyond classroom

    LANSING, MI -- American consumers' increasing curiosity about where their food comes from arguably caught the actual food business off guard. Communicators in every segment of modern agriculture struggle every day to fill the gap of understanding between ...

      Sep. 17, 2014
  11. Kentucky State Fair hosts two days of open dairy shows

    LOUISVILLE, KY -- The Kentucky State Fair rolled out the green shavings for the open dairy shows on August 16-17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Two days of solid shows kept the vision of the ideal dairy cow in the eye of visitors to the ...

      10:26 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
  12. Landoll Corporation celebrates 50 years of innovation

    MARYSVILLE, KS -- For those who knew him as a child, it wasn't much of a surprise when Don Landoll started his own company at the age of 20. After all, one of his favorite toys was the Erector Set that he received for Christmas when he was six-years-old. ...

      Sep. 17, 2014
  13. Ohio crop update: Consistent weather wanted to boost yields

    REYNOLDSBURG, OH -- Producers are hoping warmer conditions and just enough moisture to get crops to a timely harvest. according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region , there were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending September 7....

      Sep. 17, 2014
  14. Livestock producers urged to enroll in disaster assistance program by Oct. 1

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for...

      Sep. 10, 2014
  15. Power outage? Call Schweiss for 'backup'

    Before placing an order for a hydraulic or bifold door, have you given any thought to how you would get that big, heavy door open in case of a power outage?...

      Sep. 10, 2014
  16. Weekly Price Outlook: Rebuilding U.S. animal industries

    According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, in 2007 meat consumption per person in the U.S. was 219 pounds for the big four: beef, pork, chicken, and turkey. Current USDA estimates for this year are down to 199 pounds per person,...

      Sep. 10, 2014
  17. Indiana crop update: Farmers busy getting ready for harvest

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- Warmer temperatures and above average rainfall helped bring harvest closer and kept farmers busy, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Average temperatures for the week ending Sept. 7 ranged from 71 to 77 degrees, and...

      Sep. 17, 2014
  18. Auction Calendar

    LAKE COUNTY, IN. 155 +/- acres. Contact: Larry Smith 219-362-4041 or Michael Gentry 219-851-7672...

      Sep. 3, 2014
  19. Alternative energy for ag seminar is Sept. 25-26

    FRANKENMUTH, MI -- The Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) has announced the program for their fall education seminar to be held at the Frankenmuth Brewery on September 25-26. Doug Hodge, Education...

      Sep. 17, 2014
  20. Thumb area 4-H'er wins Michigan Jersey Queen

    PRESCOTT, MI -- Melanie Provoast just finished her senior year at Standish-Sterling High School and is enrolled at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) this fall....

      Aug. 20, 2014
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