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  • House bill proposes national standard on GMO food labeling

  • Some still skeptical of beef checkoff changes

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The world loves U.S. pork (and beef and lamb); exports hit record high

Monday, February 13, 2012

DENVER — According to year-end statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation , exports of U.S. pork, beef and lamb set new records across the board in 2011, reaching all-time highs in both volume and value and exceeding $11.5 billion in total value.

Free workshops in Ohio cover weed resistance

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

COLUMBUS — The Ohio AgriBusiness Association and the Ohio Soybean Association have joined forces to offer weed resistance workshops at three events across the state.

Labor department backpedals on child labor regs governing farming

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced Feb. 1 it will “re-propose” the portion of its regulation on child labor in agriculture interpreting the “parental exemption” that drew fire from the U.S. farming community.

Crops conferences set in western Pa.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

(Editor’s note: This article was updated Feb. 6 to note a corrected phone number.) UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension’s Crops Management Team is offering two crops conferences in western Pennsylvania during February.

Global feed tonnage reaches record 873 million

Sunday, January 29, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The world’s feed production has reached an estimated 873 million metric tons, according to a global survey commissioned by Alltech. Conducted through Alltech’s regional managers, the survey assessed the tonnage of 132 countries and all species.

Eastern Ohio meetings offer pipeline easement information

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sessions also cover tax management strategies for landowners.

Webinars offer specialty crop advice

Monday, January 23, 2012

COLUMBUS — Countryside Conservancy and the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association are offering a series of free webinars designed for specialty crop growers.

2011 Jersey production sets records

Friday, January 20, 2012

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — New records for production by registered Jersey cows were established in 2011, according to the American Jersey Cattle Association.

Hog producers follow prudent path

Friday, January 20, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Hog production returned to profitability in 2011, but producers remain cautious about the future. This is evidenced by the modest expansion of the breeding herd as reported by USDA at the end of the year, said a Purdue University Extension economist.

Sale of Champions rounds out junior livestock exhibits at Pa. Farm Show

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Sale of Champions kicked off the Junior Livestock Sale Jan. 10 at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Grand and reserve champion lambs, pigs, steers and goats sold to the highest bidders, bringing $35,200.


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