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Morral Companies certified in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 13, 2014) – The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has announced that the Morral Companies’ Caledonia, Ohio facility has been added to its growing list of nutrient service providers to achieve certified status.The voluntary certification program is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off fields, which has contributed to harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie, such...

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Weekly Market Report

Producers Livestock Bucyrus (419) 562-2751 10-9-14Total Headage: 1023Total Hogs 173Total Cattle 714Total Sheep/Lambs 102Goats 34Monday Grain Prices:Cash Corn 3.11 bu / Cash Beans 8.97 bu / New Crop Wheat 4.67 bu—————...

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What Exactly is Honey?

Apis Mellifera the “Honeybee” is responsible for pollinating 80% of all food we consume. They even pollinate legumes and grains that feed meat and milk producing animals. So the busy little honeybee, has her work cut out for her. In her short summer lifetime, she will only produce 1/12th teaspoon of honey. It takes millions of trips to produce the beautiful golden fluid we enjoy as honey.

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Weekly Market Report

Producers Livestock Bucyrus (419) 562-2751 10-2-14Total Headage: 841Total Hogs 125Total Cattle 523Total Sheep/Lambs 181Goats 12Monday Grain Prices:Cash Corn 2.97 bu / Cash Beans 8.94 bu / New Crop Wheat 4.53 bu—————...

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My buzz on Honey Bees

I have a lot of folks question me about the status of honey bees. I have one simple answer; we have dragged our feet long enough on this issue. The honey bees must be saved or we face extinction. Simple answer…right?Then there are the folks who ask me the same question, then proceed to tell me the answer. One woman recently reported that the reason honey bees are disappearing is because beekeepers don’t remove the Apivar strips after two weeks, “They leave them on...

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Weekly Market Report for Oct. 1, 2014

Producers Livestock Bucyrus (419) 562-2751 9-25-14Total Headage: 1018Total Hogs 210Total Cattle 598Total Sheep/Lambs 195Goats 15Monday Grain Prices:Cash Corn 2.99 bu / Cash Beans 8.75 bu / New Crop Wheat 4.43 bu—————...

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Farm Bill allows early termination for certain CRP contracts

USDA Morrow County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Angie Thorpe reminds producers that as of Aug. 6, producers with acres under contract through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can apply for early contract termination, as required by the 2014 Farm Bill. The deadline to request early CRP contract termination is Jan. 30, 2015.

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Caledonia Farm Supply closing

Kenneth Comstock, owner of Caledonia Farm Supply, and Steve Comstock, River Valley High School Varsity Basketball Coach, are announcing the closing of the business.“After 41 years of doing business as Caledonia Farm Supply, it’s time to say thank you to all our loyal customers,” he said in a statement. “Although it’s very difficult to make the decision to retire, the time has come. We will honor only previously contracted corn and soybeans this fall. A...

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Weekly Market Report

Producers Livestock Bucyrus (419) 562-2751 9-18-14Total Headage: 857Total Hogs 139Total Cattle 563Total Sheep/Lambs 127Goats 23Monday Grain Prices:Cash Corn 3.03 bu / Cash Beans 8.93 bu / New Crop Wheat 4.38 bu—————...

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