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CSX announces rate increases for grain

CSX recently announced that there will be new rates for grain shippers that will have an impact on Ohio grain producers, at least in the short term. The new rates could significantly impact elevator and terminal grain pricing, as well as grain logistics, markets and movements. “This is a big deal for the grain industry [...]

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Is the CAUV grass greener?

Anyone with fenced in livestock understands the idiom: the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Such is the case for our Great Pyrenees sheep dog that we have penned up with our sheep. The dog’s name is Clay. He has a pretty nice setup in the barn and pasture with [...]

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Food prices on the rise

I’m not looking forward to this summer. I haven’t been looking forward to this summer since one of the orchards I live a few minutes from and visit every summer to pick peaches posted the following message on their Facebook page this past winter: “15 degrees below zero, really cold for people, deadly to peach [...]

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Boost corn yields

We will be discussing the proven methods you can use to boost corn yields this year. I am sure you are already using most of these ideas. I challenge you to pick at least one idea that fits your farming practices and try to improve it. • Use minimum or no-till — especially on erodible [...]

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Hunting approval rates rise

A recently released nationwide scientific survey by Responsive Management shows that 79% of Americans 18 years old and older approve of hunting, up five percentage points from 74% in 2011. This marks the highest level of support for hunting since 1995, according to data compiled by Responsive Management which has been tracking trends in public [...]

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Cattle prices continue to climb

Expectations of tight beef cattle supplies and strong demand are pushing cattle prices higher this fall — a trend that could continue for the foreseeable future, Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt said. Finished cattle prices hit their summer lows in early August at slightly below $120 per hundredweight, but have climbed back toward $130 [...]

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U.S. farm spending up

U.S. farmers spent a record-high $351.8 billion on agricultural production in 2012, a 10.4% increase from 2011, according to the Farm Production Expenditures report, published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Crop farms accounted for the majority of production expenditures in 2012. These expenditures totaled $200 billion, increasing 17.4% from [...]

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Lamb checkoff increase

The final notice approving the assessment rate increase for the Lamb Promotion, Research and Information Order was published in the May 14 issue of the Federal Register. The new rate will go into effect on June 13. The amendment increases the lamb checkoff assessment rate from $.005 to $.007 per pound for live sheep and [...]

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