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    All implements of husbandry are required to display a slow-moving vehicle (SMV) symbol to keep motorists on their toes.

    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
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    The MCA-MSU Bull Evaluation Program's 2014 Sale was the most successful one in its 26-year history.

    MCA-MSU Bull Evaluation Program holds record breaking sale

    CRYSTAL, MI -- An outstanding set of bulls and strong cattle prices lead to the most successful sale in the 26-year history of the MCA-MSU Bull Evaluation Program.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    The Mideast Spring National Holstein Champions, Rocky-Mount Sanchez Finesse (left) exhibited by Vail, Conroy and Budjon was selected Reserve Grand while Rosedale Lexington exhibited by Rosedale Genetics was Grand of the show. The show was held at the Spring Dairy Expo in Columbus, Ohio.

    Spring Dairy Expo brings the cows to town

    COLUMBUS, OH -- The cows went to town as the Spring Dairy Expo converged in Columbus for the annual three-day event. Hundreds of dairy cattle and enthusiasts flocked to the Ohio State Fairgrounds for their first spring show of the year.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    W.K. Kellogg Biological Station student honoree presents SSSA award to Stabenow

    WASHINGTON -- Christine Sprunger, a Michigan State University (MSU) graduate student based at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) in Hickory Corners, MI, was among 18 graduate students nationwide to be honored with a highly competitive 2014 Future Leaders in Science award by the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America also known as the "tri-societies."

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    OCA thanks cattlemen for voting to increase Ohio Beef Checkoff

    MARYSVILLE, OH -- The Ohio Cattlemen's Association (OCA) received notification from the Ohio Department of Agriculture yesterday certifying that the Ohio Beef Marketing Program Referendum, seeking to increase the state's beef checkoff from $1 to $2 per head, passed with a majority of favorable votes by Ohio's cattlemen.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    Purdue releases April Yard & Garden Calendar

    Start seeds of warm-season plants, including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, marigolds, zinnias and petunias, indoors for transplanting later to the garden.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    Palmer amaranth recommendations for 2014 growing season

    URBANA, IL -- Palmer amaranth is a weed species that must be thoughtfully and carefully managed.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    Michigan Milk Producers recognizes 35-year members

    NOVI, MI -- Sixty-three MMPA members were recognized as 35-year members at the 98th MMPA State Annual Delegate Meeting, March 20, 2014. MMPA President Ken Nobis congratulated and praised the members for their dedication to the cooperative.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    MSU-CANR signs long-term agreement with Northern Ireland ag college

    EAST LANSING, MI -- For the past two decades, Michigan State University (MSU) and Northern Ireland students have benefitted from a unique exchange program.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    Conservationists honored during National Volunteer Week

    COLUMBUS, OH -- Last year, State Conservationist Terry Cosby issued a challenge to Ohio Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) employees to grow the volunteer workforce, called the Earth Team, by recruiting at least one volunteer in each of Ohio's 88 counties.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    MBPN announces awards for 2014 Barns of the Year

    EAST LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Barn Preservation Network (MBPN) announced their 2014 Michigan Barns of the Year Awards at the 19th Annual Conference and Meeting this year. "Preservation Roads", the 2014 annual Conference was held March 7-8 at Kellogg Center during Michigan State Universities annual Agriculture and Natural Resources Week activities.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    Controversial campaign takes 'tough love' approach

    Controversial and blunt, the Childhood Agricultural Safety Network's "Keep Kids Away from Tractors" campaign has rattled traditional thinking.

    • Apr. 9, 2014