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  1. Grand champion. For more photos, check out the New York Spring Carousel photo gallery, found at the righthand side of our home page! Melissa Hart

    New York Spring Carousel touts 966 head

    SYRACUSE, NY -- Sunshine and 70 degrees welcomed in the last day of the New York Spring Carousel held April 11-14 in Syracuse, NY.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  2. Huron County 4-H Bowling League 2014 Participants

    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 17-week program on Saturday, March 8. The 4-H Bowling Program this year involved 10 youth from across Huron County. Youth had the opportunity to improve their bowling skills, bowling etiquette, and have a fun, learning experience.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  3. Indiana crop update: Winter's aftermath slows progress

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- Late spring and winter aftermath have slowed progress for the week ending April 13, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Temperatures ranged from 1 F to 9 above normal, with a weeklong high of 80 and a low of 22. Precipitation ranged from .01 to 1.67 inches. Continuing rains in most parts of the state this week contributed to surplus moisture conditions on the ground. Little to no corn and no soybeans have been planted to date.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  4. Local girl attends leadership training for 4-H ag innovators in D.C.

    NORTH ADAMS, MI -- Suzanna Hull, a North Adams, MI, native, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to learn more about aquaculture and to receive training to help lead the 2014 4-H Ag Innovators Experience, presented by Monsanto. 4-H youth leaders from eight states, including Michigan, participated in the training at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center from March 21-23.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  5. McBain resident awarded Velmar Green Endowed Scholarship

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Jorin Ouwinga of McBain, MI, was chosen as the 2013-2014 recipient of the Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation Inc., Velmar Green Scholarship at Michigan State University (MSU). The $3,500 scholarship is named in honor of innovative dairy leader Velmar Green of Elsie, Mich. The award is presented to a second-year student in the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology dairy management certificate program. Ouwinga is the third recipient of the scholarship.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  6. Michigan crop update: Winter wheat is slowly emerging

    EAST LANSING, MI -- According to the Great Lakes Regional office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, melting snow rains, and freezing temperatures limited fieldwork for the week ending April 13. Winter wheat is slowly emerging from dormancy, and hay fields showed signs of growth. Field activities included pruning fruit trees, equipment preparation and fertilizer application. Maple production conditions have improved.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  7. New GM 'Bonus Cash' discount offered to Ohio FB members

    COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members are now eligible to get a $500 General Motors discount on the purchase or lease of a new GM car or truck, and for the first time this discount can be used with one other GM offer.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  8. Ohio corn checkoff referendum passes

    DELAWARE, OH -- The Ohio Corn Marketing Program (OCMP) received notification from the Ohio Department of Agriculture on April 7, 2014, certifying that the Ohio Corn Marketing Program Referendum, seeking to increase the state's corn checkoff from $.005 to $.0075 per bushel, passed with a majority of favorable votes by Ohio's corn growers.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  9. Ohio crop update: Still too wet for fieldwork

    REYNOLDSBURG, OH -- There were 0.9 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 13, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  10. Ohioan Emily Buck wins tractor for being a finalist in national contest

    COLUMBUS, OH -- Dr. Emily Buck of New Bloomington has received a Case IH Farmall 45A tractor for being a top three finalist in American Farm Bureau's Excellence in Agriculture award. The award recognizes successful young agricultural professionals who are actively contributing and growing through their involvement with Farm Bureau and agriculture.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  11. TSC, National 4-H Council launch spring Paper Clover campaign

    BRENTWOOD, TN -- Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, recently announced the launch of its spring 2014 Paper Clover Campaign.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  12. USDA sets date for soybean request for referendum

    COLUMBUS, OH -- USDA will offer soybean producers the opportunity to request a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order (Order), as authorized under the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act (Act).

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  13. Emergency response to manure spills -- Are you prepared? Part I

    There are no simple solutions to a manure spill, but thinking through your specific situation, and monitoring daily can help prevent, or at least minimize, the environmental risks and potential regulatory issues.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  14. Annual quilt show opens 2014 season at Sauder Village

    ARCHBOLD, OH -- From Tuesday, April 29 through Sunday, May 4, guests from across the country will gather in Archbold for the 38th annual Quilt Show at Sauder Village. Again this year, the talents of quilters from throughout the Midwest will be celebrated with a display of more than 400 quilts, unique quilting demonstrations, shopping, special exhibits, workshops and more!

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  15. Weekly Price Outlook: Corn consumption continues to exceed projections

    The USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report (WADSE) released on April 9 projected corn stocks at the end of the current marketing year at 1.331 billion bushels. The projection of year-ending stocks has declined for five consecutive months and is now 556 million bushels smaller than the November 2013 projection.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  16. Auction Calendar

    6 PM- READING, MI. Real estate, backhoe. For Info: Spieth & Satow Auctions 517-439-2528 (04/02)

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  17. Farmer Boy offers new augers made to move pelleted feed easier

    MYERSTOWN, PA -- Farmer Boy Ag is pleased to announce Automated Production Systems (AP), Cumberland Poultry, and Hired Hand, the leading manufacturer for livestock and poultry equipment has taken big steps in improving their, flex auger system by adding the 300P Auger to their product line.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  18. Two Hillsdale County farms recognized by MAEAP

    HILLSDALE, MI -- The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's (MDARD) Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is recognizing two farms in Hillsdale County for implementing appropriate pollution prevention practices. The program assists farmers to comply with state and federal environmental regulations and with Right to Farm practices. The local MAEAP program is coordinated by the Hillsdale Conservation District.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  19.  Melissa Hart

    Springbrook Holsteins hosts dispersal sale

    MARSHALL, IN -- The Springbrook Dispersal was held on April 5th in Marshall, IN, at the home of Mike and Barbara Jones home of Springbrook Holsteins. After 80 years of breeding Registered Holsteins and three generations of family participating, the Jones decided it was time to hang up the milk stool.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  20. MSU livestock club recognizes Voogt

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Cattle industry leader Gary Voogt was the honored guest of the Michigan State University Block and Bridle Club at the club's annual awards banquet held March 22. Each year the Block and Bridle Club recognizes an individual who has had a strong positive influence on Michigan agriculture. The MSU Block and Bridle Club was originally known as the Animal Husbandry Club that began in 1929.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  21. "...The solar panels they [Harvest Energy] installed are producing more power than projected." - Roger Hobbs, who had these 60-kilowatt solar panels installed.

    Harvest Energy Solutions: The fastest growing solar company in the Midwest!

    JACKSON, MI -- Headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, Harvest Energy Solutions (Harvest) is the fastest growing full-service distributor, installer and integrator of renewable and energy saving products serving the agricultural industry in the Midwest -- and they continue to grow!

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  22. MSU offers 5 guidelines for managing 2014 spring horse pastures

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Careful management in the spring will increase the grazing potential of your pasture.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  23. Local grower is state winner in National Corn Yield Contest

    SCHOOLCRAFT, MI -- An area corn grower has been honored as a state winner in the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association .

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  24. Weekly Price Outlook: Pork PEDv losses not as large as expected

    According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, the headline for the last USDA Hogs and Pigs report could have been PEDv Losses Not as Large as Expected. "A week later, spring and summer lean futures are down nearly $10 per hundredweight, or about 8 percent," Hurt said. "For the pork industry, the USDA's March Hogs and Pigs report was the most anticipated in decades.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  25. Auction Calendar

    ONLINE ONLY- 74 +/- acres. For Info: Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. 517-676-9800 (03/26,04/02)

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  26. Michigan maple syrup flowing for sweet success

    As you drive through rural Michigan you will see smoke rising from the sugar houses throughout our state. With the warmer temperatures finally here, Michigan's maple syrup producers have started boiling sap. Typically, the maple season starts in February in the southern counties of Michigan's Lower Peninsula and runs into April in the Upper Peninsula. With the colder temperatures this year, the maple syrup season has been pushed back to now.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  27. Soy biobased products are available!

    WASHINGTON -- Interested in reducing exposure to chemicals in your home or on the farm? Soy biobased products are available!

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  28. The snow has melted: Do what you can to slow runoff this spring

    FORT WAYNE, IN -- From the St. Joe and St. Mary's Rivers to the shores of Lake Erie, swimming and water recreation can be impacted by fertilizer-rich runoff.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  29. Indiana crop update: Spring planting off to a slow start

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- Cool temperatures, saturated soil, heavy midweek rains and localized flooding have prevented most forms of fieldwork, according to the Indiana Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. There was 1 day suitable for fieldwork during the week.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  30. Michigan crop update: Calving moving slow, but in progress

    LANSING, MI -- Fieldwork has been very limited due to wet conditions and snow melt according to the Great Lakes Regional office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. There was one day suitable for fieldwork last week. Subsoil moisture rated 1% short, 47 % adequate, and 52% surplus; while topsoil moisture rated 39% adequate and 61% surplus.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  31. Ohio crop update: Oat planting begins

    REYNOLDSBURG, OH -- There was 1 day suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 6, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. With continuing cold temperatures and heavy rain towards the end of the week, producers were limited to very little or no fieldwork. The work that has been done is limited to top dressing of wheat and some manure application.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  32. Adam Preston (far right) of Quincy, MI, answers questions of Dairy Challenge contest participants as part of their mission to evaluate and recommend opportunities to maximize dairy productivity.

    Over 260 future dairy leaders take part in 2014 Dairy Challenge

    FORT WAYNE, IN -- Optimism for the dairy industry's future filled the convention center in Fort Wayne, IN, where 264 college students congregated to improve skills, network, and learn about careers and industry innovation. The national Dairy Challenge held April 3-5, 2014, attracted these students from 37 colleges in 25 states and three Canadian provinces.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  33. Students: Apply for Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship by May 31

    LANSING, MI -- Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund (MYLSF) has awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships and educational awards to outstanding youth who have exhibited at the premier livestock events in the state of Michigan.

    • Apr. 16, 2014