Friday, July 1, 2016

Manufacturers of agricultural machinery are optimistic about near-term business expectations in most parts of the world.

A grower who produces 3,000 pounds of blueberries per acre (which is about average for Ohio) and earns $5 a pound can see $15,000 per acre in gross revenue.

There are no GE wheat varieties approved for sale or in commercial production in the United States.

Wheat growers can use scab-forecasting system to determine if fungicides are needed.

West Virginia is blocking walnut plant products coming into the state from areas infected with Thousand Cankers Disease. There is no cure once a tree is infected.

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled May 13 in favor of Monsanto in a landmark intellectual property law case involving patented seeds.

The Keystone Beef Marketing Network and the Deshler Farmers Elevator Company, Henry County, Ohio, were two recipients of 110 grants to agricultural producers and rural businesses announced by the USDA.
Red tractor fueling

Farm oil spill containment rule will not be enforced against farms until September 2013.

Southwestern Energy Company is buying natural gas properties located in Pennsylvania prospective for the Marcellus Shale from Chesapeake Energy Corporation.
U.S. Drought Conditions

Last year’s drought conditions plus late-season rains expedited the growth of soybean plants, which has caused fewer seed pods and larger seeds for growers to plant this year.
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