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Six videos help New Yorkers learn about dairy at NY State Fair Play video

The Great New York State Fair ran August 1 to September 1, 2014, now 182 years old. But for the second year, the Dairy Cow Birthing Center was the place to be, as fairgoers could watch a calf delivery while enjoying fried food and in-between carnival rides. FULL STORY »

No crash in U.S. farm land seen despite tumbling grain prices

David Fullington paid a "ridiculous" price of $13,600 an acre for a 200-acre (81 hectares) farm in Illinois within the last year. "No regrets at all," Fullington said of the purchase of his neighbor's land, now farmed by a son of one of his partners. FULL STORY »

Markets oversold last week, corn/soy up due to frost fears

Chicago soybean and corn futures rose for a second consecutive session on Monday as agricultural markets drew support from forecasts for potentially unfavourable weather in parts of key growing regions in the United States. FULL STORY »

A Diet Is Only as Good as the Data Used to Formulate It

The typical process of formulating a diet for dairy cows goes as follows: (1) sample the forages on the farm, (2) send the samples to a good lab, (3) when the lab results are available then enter the data into a computer, and (4) formulate the diet using a good dairy cow nutrition model. FULL STORY »

Miner Institute: 2014 corn - bring on the heat

While the 2014 corn season got off to a slow start with a wet May, June, July and August brought well-timed rainfall and adequate heat to support good to very good corn growth in many locations. FULL STORY »

St-Pierre: Milk Prices and Margins

As I write this column in late August, the Class III futures have just closed at $22.24/cwt for August and $23.89/cwt for September. FULL STORY »

Got manure? What's it worth?

Do you wish you had more manure? Do you have too much manure? Got a plan for your manure? Is spreading manure a necessary chore, or is it an opportunity to enhance your bottom line? FULL STORY »

Don't stop: Add CRB (continuous round baler) to your vocabulary

We suggested there was a continuous round baler (CRB) coming to market to our custom round baler on Friday. “That’s impossible!” he exclaimed. FULL STORY »

Tips for timing corn silage harvest

Corn development has accelerated with the recent warm temperatures. Silage harvest has begun in some parts of Ohio with earlier planting dates. FULL STORY »

Miner Institute: What should we be measuring in soils?

In a few weeks corn will be chopped and it will be time to start taking soil samples. But what samples should you be taking? How should you take them? FULL STORY »

Grain and dairy market outlook webinars available via Mich. State

MSU professors Chris Wolf and Jim Hilker recently presented their views on the current market status and updated farm producers on the direction that they see for farm commodities. FULL STORY »

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