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Vacation with us … Weaver

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lance and Jaimye Weaver honeymooned with Farm and Dairy Sept. 22-28 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, at the Excellence Resort.

Food defense tool: Find the weak spots in your food chain

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the USDA have created an online tool to help farmers and producers assess and mitigate vulnerabilities in their production processes. The risk assessment tool, called Agriculture CARVER + Shock, is designed to help the food industry at […]

Colorado grain elevator fined for worker hazards after teen dies

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Teen’s death triggers OSHA investigation and $1.6 million in fines for Colorado grain elevator.

Moving pigs inside has benefits

Monday, December 7, 2009

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A study by University of Missouri Extension swine experts shows that moving pigs indoors led to improved health for pigs and higher-quality product for consumers. Since the shift to concentrated animal feeding operations, veterinarians have seen a significant decline in parasites, said Beth Young, swine veterinarian with the University of Missouri Commercial […]

Ohio Soybean Council receives award

Monday, December 7, 2009

WORTHINGTON, Ohio — The Ohio Soybean Council, in collaboration with Battelle and Univenture, was awarded its fifth R&D 100 Award for the development of a soy meal-based polymer during the 47th Annual R&D 100 Awards ceremony in Orlando. Only the top 100 innovations of the year receive this honor. Award recipients were determined by an […]

Soybean aphid is unpredictable

Monday, December 7, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — Just when entomologists think they have the soybean aphid figured out, the minute sapsucker throws a monkey in the wrench. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said that 2009 was such an unusual year for the soybean pest that he’s hesitant to […]

Irrigated acreage in Pa. down from 2003

Monday, December 7, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — There were 1,090 farms with 17,359 acres being irrigated in Pennsylvania with a total of 13,000 acre-feet of water on all acres irrigated during 2008 down from 1,589 farms and 19,633 acres in 2003, according to the Pennsylvania Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Producers report irrigating corn, corn for […]

SmartStax corn receives import approvals

Monday, December 7, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS –Two more key regulatory milestones have been reached for the 2010 commercial launch of SmartStax, the corn industry’s eagerly anticipated seed trait combination. U.S. and Canadian corn farmers are now two steps closer to being able to plant the most comprehensive insect and weed control product in the industry, allowing them to significantly reduce […]

Dairy farmers make one request: competitive milk pricing system

Monday, December 7, 2009

Farmers urge lawmakers to establish fair and competitive pricing system.

2009 Fall turkey season ends with harvest increase

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fall turkey season concludes with upswing in harvest.

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