Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Northumberland map

Wheat farmer in Northumberland, U.K., sets new world wheat record: 249.6 bushels per acre.
organic vegetable sign

Record growth in organics: The number of U.S. certified organic operations increased by almost 12 percent between 2014 and 2015.
Certified Angus Beef in Russia

In its first expansion beyond North America, Certified Angus Beef began production and sales in Russia this spring, through licensed partner Miratorg Agribusiness Holding.
Forrest Pritchard

Best-selling author Forrest Pritchard will headline the third annual West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference April 30.
daffodils

The Holsteins averaged $1,755; Jersey $800; Brown Swiss $1,305; Ayrshire $1,075 and Milking Shorthorns earned $1,500.
top Holstein at sale

Oakfield AR Splendid-Red ET, a senior 2-year-old consigned by Dylan Riedel, of Corry, Pa., topped the Delaware Valley University Green and Gold Sale, selling for $4,550 to the university.
Hagie AirScout sprayer

John Deere buys majority ownership stake of Iowa-based Hagie Manufacturing, maker of high-clearance sprayers.
Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas and his wife, Chris, of Thomas Farms in Louisville, Ohio, received one of seven national Member of Distinction awards from Dairy Farmers of America.
Dairy Farmers of America logo

Arla and Dairy Farmers of America have created a $58 million joint venture to build a small dairy plant in western New York for cheddar cheese production.
Congressman BoB Gibbs

Legislators are hoping to find a compromise when it comes to food labels concerning GMOs.
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