Tuesday, October 13, 2015

In Ohio, five FSA offices and the ARS research center in Coshocton County to shut doors.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- According to a new study by Paul D. Mitchell, ag economist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the herbicide atrazine benefits U.S. corn, sorghum and sugar cane farmers by up to $3.3 billion annually, thanks to increased yield, decreased cost and reduced soil erosion.

PITTSBORO, N.C. -- In the world of local niche foods, raising heritage livestock is becoming just as popular as growing heirloom fruits and vegetables.

RALEIGH, N.C. -- In roughly 18 months, participants in the 10% Campaign have recorded more than $10 million in purchases of locally-produced foods.

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- Ohio's fall potato production is forecast at 425 thousand cwt., down 30 percent from last year, according to the Ohio office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. -- Auctioneers Nick Cummings and Kevin Wendt of Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co., held a farm equipment auction Dec. 9 in Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Brazil's area sown with transgenic varieties in the 2011/12 harvest will be 20.9 percent greater than in the last harvest, according to the second crop biotechnology adoption monitoring report for the 2011/12 season, released recently by Celeres.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) have established 15 common acreage reporting dates for producers participating in RMA and FSA programs.

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Houston drilling company has agreed to pay a $93,710 settlement in lieu of fines and civil damages to the Pennsylvania...

MILWAUKEE -- Agricultural machinery manufacturers expect overall 2011 business to the U.S., Canada and worldwide to grow in the 6- to 7-percent range by year-end but then taper off 2012 through 2014, with exports sales anticipated to increase the most, according to the annual business "outlook" survey of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.