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  • World economic woes hit home; soft grain trade, cattle to follow

  • Undisputed precision ag: Ohio State logo in cornfield

  • View USDA’s June 30 planted acreage report with healthy skepticism

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U.S. farmers plant largest corn crop since 1937

Friday, June 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — U.S. farmers planted 96.4 million acres of corn, up 5 percent from last year, making it the highest corn acreage in the last 75 years, according to the acreage report released June 29 by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). This marks the fourth year in a row of increases in corn […]

Ag research can help fight cancer? Vilsack visits Ohio State

Thursday, June 28, 2012

U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Ohio State University to make connection between food and health.

Senate passes new farm bill

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Now that the Senate passed its version of the farm bill, the pressure’s on the House side to craft a new bill before the current act expires at the end of September.

Farm to Fork: Pa. teen starts beef cattle enterprise with a market for next 10 years

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Pennsylvania teen is starting his own beef enterprise, and has locked in a 10-year market at nearby Grove City College through Bon Appetit’s Farm to Fork program.

Robotic milkers breathe new life into three-generation Pennsylvania dairy

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Three generations agree: Robotic milkers were a great addition to their western Pennsylvania dairy farm.

Can Ohio avoid the ‘bust’ after the shale gas boom?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Only good planning for the Utica shale gas boom by Buckeye State leaders can avoid the ‘natural resources curse’ that was witnessed after the state’s coal heyday.

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy puts brakes on sale of its water to drillers

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has halted water sales to the oil and gas industry until the conservancy district can update its water supply policy.

Fewer honeybees lost over winter

Monday, June 4, 2012

The previous five years, winter honeybee losses were around 30 percent, but only 22 percent died this year.

Ohio farmers: Check your wheat for stripe rust

Friday, June 1, 2012

It’s not as common in Ohio, but stripe rust could be a problem in some wheat fields this year, and some growers are already seeing signs.

N.Y., Pennsylvania renew water use agreement

Friday, June 1, 2012

Pennsylvania has signed a one-year renewal of an agreement governing the management of water in the Delaware River. The flexible flow management program was also signed by Delaware, New Jersey, New York and New York City.

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