During a recent forum in Kentucky, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack touched on many issues facing his department, including climate change and animal identification.
VAN WERT, Ohio — The Farm Focus Field Day, scheduled for July 21 in Van Wert County, has been canceled due to state budget cuts that resulted in personnel reductions in the Ohio State University Extension program.
California milk producers trying to increase market prices are encouraging dairymen to dump their milk May 31 and June 1.
OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly called mad cow disease, in an 80-month-old dairy cow from Alberta.
MEXICO CITY — According to Mexican officials, there is no outbreak of Influenza A (H1N1) at any farm in the country. Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture Alberto Cardenas Jimenez said a team of 450 veterinarians who traveled the country’s pig farms found no outbreak of Influenza A H1N1. That means the influenza strain that has infected […]
Long overdue agreement opens EU market to U.S. cattle.
Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell is challenging a decision by the Pa. Milk Marketing Board he says takes money away from dairy farmers.
Mexican company now owns chunk of U.S. dairy industry.
COLUMBUS — State Conservationist Terry Cosby of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service in Ohio announced the deadline for funding decisions for applications to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program and Wetlands Reserve Program has been extended to May 29. The original deadline for application selection was May 8. […]
H1N1 flu outbreak diminishes pork markets because of unfounded fear around the world.
The owner of Witmer’s Feed and Grain and a former manager go head to head in allegations made against each other.
Pork council races to stop any misunderstanding of the swine flu and impact on the nation’s pork supply.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A commodity market that has long helped wheat growers and processors manage price risks could lose its relevance unless the Chicago Board of Trade bridges a wide gap between futures and cash prices, a new University of Illinois study warns. University of Illinois economists say outdated grain delivery locations in Chicago Board […]
Producers and landowners alike are being squeezed by high input costs and low commodity prices.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After a wet fall and spring, corn and soybean farmers must decide what field tillage operations are essential before planting the 2009 crop. “Where I think things are a little bit different in 2009 compared to a normal spring is there was less tillage done last fall than what may have […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Roundup Ready crops have made weed control much easier for farmers, but a new study shows their reliance on the technology may be weakening the herbicide’s ability to control weeds. Bill Johnson, a Purdue Extension weed specialist, said farmers who plant Roundup Ready crops and spray Roundup or glyphosate-based herbicides almost […]
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced producers can elect and enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program beginning April 27. ACRE is a provision of the 2008 farm bill. “The Average Crop Revenue Election program is an innovative alternative to the traditional farm safety,” Vilsack said. “This new option presents an opportunity […]
By ED LENTZ and ROBERT MULLEN WOOSTER, Ohio — Many products are frequently marketed as the latest and greatest technology that will improve agronomic productivity of all major crops in Ohio. The question is which ones are legitimate and which ones are wastes of money? Real or fake? Here are a few simple ways to […]
INDIANAPOLIS — Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta plan to cross license their respective corn traits for commercialization within their branded seed businesses.
WOOSTER, Ohio — With the current economic downturn, farmers may be scrutinizing the future of their operations and a financial planning tool offered by Ohio State University Extension is available to evaluate the health of on-farm businesses. FINPACK FINPACK (Farm Financial Planning and Analysis) is a nationally known agricultural software package designed to aid in […]