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What can we expect from summer gasoline prices?

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Look for pump prices to run about 6 cents higher than last summer and typically range between $3.45 and $3.90 per gallon.

Smithsonian celebrates Star-Spangled Banner bicentennial beginning June 14

Saturday, May 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — Notable celebrities are supporting the National Museum of American History in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner. Artists such as Aloe Blacc, Renee Fleming, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight are encouraging Americans to take part in the museum’s coast-to-coast celebration. Raise it Up! Anthem for America, held June 14, is a […]

Congress reforms inland waterway infrastructure act

Friday, May 23, 2014

The new legislation is being hailed for addressing the need to improve the U.S. inland waterways system. The impact for farmers is huge: More than 60 percent of the nation’s grain exports are transported by barge.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History acquires minerals collection

Friday, May 23, 2014

Carnegie Museum of Natural History announced the acquisition of more than 2,700 mineral specimens from private collector Bryon Brookmyer, making the museum’s collection the premier repository of Pennsylvania minerals in the world.

High oleic soybean motor oil drives innovation in market

Friday, May 23, 2014

Biosynthetic Technologies takes the next step on the road to commercialization.

Free webinars for water well owners

Friday, May 23, 2014

Registration is open for two free webinars on water well construction and water testing in proximity to hydraulic fracturing being offered by the National Ground Water Association.

New York renews farm protection

Friday, May 23, 2014

New York has $20.5 million available for farmland protection efforts, the first time in five years the grant program has been offered.

Nearly half of America’s youth population is a minority

Friday, May 23, 2014

Diversity is increasing among America’s youth because of unprecedented population increases of minority children, particularly Hispanic, as well as a significant decline in the number of non-Hispanic white children.

Heritage Cooperative to build ag campus and research farm in Marysville

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Heritage Cooperative broke ground on a major agriculture campus and research farm in Marysville, Ohio, to serve its customers in the community and provide space for educational sites and test plots.

Biodiesel producers say reduced RFS is hurting business

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Survey finds nearly six in ten biodiesel producers have idled production

Pasture walk to feature grass-fed beef

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WERNERSVILLE, Pa. — Lancaster County Graziers and Pennsylvania Certified Organic will hold a pasture walk June 20 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Forrest Stricker’s Spring Creek Farms. Participants will walk the pastures and talk animal performance and pasture condition with Ian Mitchell-Innes, Mark Bader, Ned MacArthur and Forrest Stricker. Stricker has been grazing his dairy […]

Farm Science Review to move antique tractor displays

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Antique tractors will be moved to the plot areas, allowing more space for commercial exhibits.

Spring planting requires increased focus on safety

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

As spring planting heats up, remember to be safe.

Gardening boom: One in 3 U.S. households is now growing food

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Near 36 million American households are growing food in a garden — the highest level of food gardening in more than a decade

Retail meat prices: Up, up and away

Saturday, May 17, 2014

As grilling season approaches, expect to pay more for your favorite cuts.

Start scouting for pests

Friday, May 16, 2014

WOOSTER, Ohio — A migrating moth that can cause significant stand loss in corn is just one of the pests growers should be on the lookout for as they gear up for spring planting. Black cutworms Black cutworms have been reported in Indiana and Pennsylvania in significant numbers in traps set up by entomologists to […]

NRCS starts signup for conservation easements; deadline is June 6

Friday, May 16, 2014

Applications for new farm bill program due June 6.

The Andersons reports first-quarter earnings

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

MAUMEE, Ohio —The Andersons announced first-quarter net income attributable to the company of $22.7 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, on revenues of $1 billion. In the same three-month period of 2013, the company reported results of $12.6 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, on $1.3 billion of revenues. Ethanol earnings The Ethanol Group achieved […]

Warm in the West, cold in the East: Global warming could cause variation

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A 4,000-year pattern of global warming may bring more curvy jet streams during winter.

Rock River Laboratory opens satellite location

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rock River Lab opens a Wooster, Ohio, facility.

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