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  1. Ag Calendar

    22: Testing for Private Pesticide Applicator License, 10 a.m., OSU Extension-Defiance County, 06879 Evansport Rd., Ste. B, Defiance, OH, please pre-register with ODA - 800-282-1955.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  2. MSU expert releases weekly IPM report

    Weather -- The all-important low soil temperature at the automated weather station south of Dundee is now at 40F degrees at the two inch level under bare soil. Cool season crops such as winter wheat or oats will begin their spring growth when the soil temperature reaches 40 degrees.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  3. Purdue expert: Honeybee die-off less severe this year

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- The honeybee population appears to have survived the winter in better shape than a year ago, but still faces several significant threats, a Purdue University honeybee specialist said.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  4. Purdue specialist lists guidelines for buying used farm machinery

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- Prices for used farm machinery have been trending lower in the past year due to a surplus of inventory at dealerships, but buying used may not always be the best option, a Purdue University expert says.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  5. Huron County 4-H bowling program concludes

    BAD AXE, MI -- The Huron County 4-H Bowling Program, in cooperation with Longshot Lanes, concluded its annual 16-week program on Saturday, March 14, 2015. The 4-H Bowling Program this year involved 13 youth from across Huron County. Youth had the opportunity to improve their bowling skills, bowling etiquette, and have a fun, learning experience.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  6. U.S. dairy exports remain near two-year lows

    U.S. dairy exports remain near two-year lows, but shipments rebounded a bit in February compared with the prior month, according to the latest data from the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC). Exporters shipped 137,576 tons of milk powders, cheese, butterfat, whey and lactose in February, down 14 percent from a year ago, but up 21 percent from January on a daily-average basis.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  7. The 2015 Pettisville FFA Honorary Degree recipients were Dave Beck (left), Beth Ann Beck (center), and John King (right).

    Pettisville holds 65th annual FFA banquet

    PETTISVILLE, OH -- On March 24, Pettisville FFA held their 65th annual FFA Banquet where the chapter awarded many students for their accomplishments.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  8. MSU 'science fair geek' in Glamour's Top 10 College Women

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Michigan State University (MSU) environmental economics and policy junior Elizabeth Brajevich, a self-described "science fair geek," never figured she would one day be in Glamour magazine.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  9. Lot #419, a Simmental cow consigned by DeLong Cattle Co. of Cass City, Mich. was the Supreme Champion Female at the 2015 Michigan Beef Expo.

    Cattlemen hold successful Michigan Beef Expo

    EAST LANSING, MI -- High quality cattle and rapid bidding, an extensive trade show and several youth livestock competitions all contributed to making the 26th Annual Michigan Beef Expo the most successful on record. As Michigan's largest cattle industry event, the Michigan Beef Expo includes seedstock shows and sales for the Angus, Hereford, Limousin, Chianina, Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn and Simmental breeds.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  10. Local growers named state winners in National Corn Yield Contest

    ST. LOUIS, MO -- Three area corn growers have been honored as state winners in the 2014 National Corn Yield Contest sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  11. Ohio crop update: Wet conditions keep farmers out of fields

    REYNOLDSBURG, OH -- Extremely wet field conditions are delaying fieldwork in Ohio, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  12. Michigan crop update: Fields still too frozen for work

    EAST LANSING, MI -- There were 1.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Michigan during the week ending April 12, according to the Great Lakes Regional office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Reporters in the Upper Peninsula and northernmost counties of the Lower Peninsula reported receiving snow during the week and that fields were either still frozen or too wet to do any work.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  13. Indiana crop update: Rain leads to planting delays

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- Scattered, yet persistent rainfall impeded field work and delayed spring planting during the week ending April 12, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Increased rainfall throughout the state pushed back prospects of corn and soybean planting until the rain subsides and fields dry out. Above average temperatures have helped green up winter wheat, pastures, and other cover crops.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  14. Commercial Agricultural or Adaptive Use Zingerman's Cornman Barn Nomination submitted by Charles Bultman Owner Zingerman's Located in Dexter, Washtenaw County This a three bay 30 x 40 Midwestern barn which was saved and converted to the centerpiece and gathering place for a working farm and venue space. Timbers in the barn were dated as early as 1837 later timbers 1895. The barn was disassembled and restored by an Ohio barn wright. A new foundation was built and the two mated back together in 2014. The logical story assembled during all the work on the farmhouse and barn is as follows. The house was built first for a doctor who owned the land and the barn was added three years later; the year Michigan became a state. Then almost sixty years later, the next generation decided to fix up the barn and convert it to be one of those new-fangled bank barns the Farmers' Almanac have been touting throughout the middle 1800's, with a basement to house animals and store manure. Now in 2015 the barn is a venue for weddings or get gatherings of any kind. It is heated and cooled with two levels of beautiful space and an elevator to get between the two.

    MBPN announces awards for 2015 Barns of the Year

    LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Barn Preservation Network (MBPN) announced their 2015 Michigan Barns of the Year Awards at the 20th Annual Conference and Meeting this year. "Keeping it Local", the 2015 Annual Conference was held March 14 at Kellogg Center during Michigan State University's annual Agriculture and Natural Resources Week activities.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  15. Michigan farmers markets SNAP to it

    LANSING, MI -- It's no accident the number of Michigan's farmers markets has grown almost 50 percent in the last few years.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  16. Weekly Price Outlook: Could the corn carryout really reach 2 billion bushels?

    The last time the United States ended a marketing year with more than 2 billion bushels of corn was 2004-05. At that point in time the "old era" marketing-year average corn price was $2.06 per bushel. According to University of Illinois agricultural economist John Newton, while "new era" corn prices have experienced record highs, those high prices have been reduced on the back of record corn production in 2014.

    • Apr. 22, 2015
  17. Auction Calendar

    PUTNAM COUNTY, IN. 88 +/- acres. Contact: Todd Litten 812-876-1045

    • Apr. 22, 2015