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  1. Identifying risks to maximize yields key to success

    Weighing input costs against potential gains at harvest is a tough balancing act this year as farmers see decreasing commodity prices looming over the growing season. Every dollar invested in the crop needs to contribute to increased yields in the fall.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
  2. Weekly Price Outlook: U.S. soybean production prospects for '15

    Stocks of U.S. soybeans at the end of the current marketing year are expected to be at an eight-year high, according to a University of Illinois agricultural economist. In addition, the current South American soybean harvest is estimated at a record 6.066 billion bushels, 378 million bushels larger than the 2014 harvest and 710 million bushels larger than the 2013 harvest. The USDA projects Sept. 1, 2015, stocks of soybeans in South America at 2.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
  3. Auction Calendar

    SHELBY COUNTY, IN. 122 +/- acres. Contact: Dave Bonnell 812-343-4313 or Michael Bonnell 812-343-6036

    • Feb. 25, 2015
  4. Ag Calendar

    25: Focus on Dairy Production, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., program will highlight information relevant to managing today's dairy farms, agenda includes calf health: your cows' profit potential begins now, bovine leukemia virus: should you be concerned?, feeding high corn silage diets, animal handling tips for employee training programs, winter manure storage, handling & application - emergency response to manure spills, registration is $35, includes lunch and materials, Gratiot-Isabella RESD, 1131 E.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
  5. Updated weed control guide for Ohio, Indiana and Illinois now available

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- The Extension services of Ohio State University, Purdue University and the University of Illinois have partnered to publish an updated weed control guide to aid crop farmers in choosing an effective weed management plan.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
  6. Pesticide review class set for March 4

    BELLEVILLE, MI -- A pesticide review class will be held on Wednesday, March 4 from 1-5 p.m. at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. This class will offer 4 pesticide re-certification credits for categories; Private, Commercial Core, commercial 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B and 6. The Wayne County Fairgrounds are located at 10871 Quirk Road, Belleville, MI.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
  7. Register now for Michigan Wheat annual meeting

    FRANKENMUTH, MI -- This has been another busy meeting season for growers, but it's not over yet. Our biggest wheat event of the winter is still to come!

    • Feb. 25, 2015
  8. Farmers fuming over spike in property taxes

    MANSFIELD, OH -- Farm property owners who've visited Richland County's courthouse to see what can be done about the dramatic spike in their first-half property tax bill tend to leave wearing frustrated looks.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
  9. Red Giant Union targets how Lafayette eats

    LAFAYETTE, IN -- When Austin Kasso thinks of a farm, he doesn't see huge combines roaring through open fields, collecting tons of a single crop.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
  10. Adams County DHIA award winners, from left: Bruce Brenneke, Krent Frauhiger, Dee Teeple (not pictured - Matt Summersett).

    Adams County DHIA honors top producers at annual banquet

    DECATUR, IN -- The Adams County Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) recently held their Annual banquet at the Back 40 in Decatur on Feb. 6. Chris Teeple is the local tester. The following is a list of award winners and their awards:

    • Feb. 25, 2015
  11. Students receive awards from Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation

    EAST LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships to 31 MSU students pursuing dairy industry-related programs of study for the 2014-15 academic year.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
  12. Nearly $330,000 in grants being utilized by FFA chapters to ease hunger

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A group of Oxford Jr/Sr High School students in Kansas are providing fresh vegetables to their school backpack program. Students in Lebanon, Connecticut, are raising broilers, laying hens and hogs to provide fresh protein sources to the local food pantry.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
  13. Wade Leist 2015 Michigan Auctioneer Champion

    Leist wins title of Michigan Auctioneer Champion for 2015

    KALAMAZOO, MI -- Wade Leist of Boyne City, MI, won the title of Michigan Auctioneer Champion at the Michigan Auctioneer Championship.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
  14. A College Access Network pilot program would enable high school students to earn college credit.

    Snyder budget proposal would boost skilled trades

    LANSING, MI -- Governor Rick Snyder unveiled his 2015-16 state budget proposals recently, with a focus on funding for career and technical education (CTE) initiatives to support workforce development in skilled trades industries, including agriculture.

    • Feb. 25, 2015