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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

    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.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  2. From left: Sen. Bill Beagle, Sarah Landis, Lydia Black, Kara Griffith and Rep. Mike Henne.

    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. IFB state convention on the road again

    FRENCH LICK, IN -- Indiana Farm Bureau's annual state convention will be held Dec. 12 and 13 in French Lick at the French Lick Resort.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  6. 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 companies and Michigan State University (MSU) -- will gather to discuss ways to increase partnerships, economic development, placemaking opportunities and more.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  7. 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 at the same time crop prices are falling. OFBF's goal is to provide solutions to those concerns while preserving the integrity and purpose of the program.

    • 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 professor of animal sciences.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  9. 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 these trainings is to provide participants with the necessary skills to become experts in their subjects.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  10. 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. The bi-partisan group of Senators sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee this week urging leadership to reject any efforts to weaken or suspend COOL through upcoming legislation.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  11. Ag Calendar

    23: 'Flushing Into the Future,' free septic system workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., free and open to the public, septic systems - how they work and how to maintain them, design and function, Angola Community Center - multi-purpose room, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola, IN, 260-665-3211 x 3, www.sjrwi.org or or www.steubenswcd.org.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  12. 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 Commodity Promotion, Research and Information Act.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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 economist, the market's assessment of the amount of acreage needed of various crops in any production cycle is complicated and continually changes.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  15. Auction Calendar

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

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  16. 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
  17. 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