Thursday, September 29, 2016
Holstein dairy cattle grazing

U.S. dairymen hit hard last year: Returns in 2015 averaged $17.21 per hundredweight, 28.5 percent below 2014.
Corn planting

Ohio is reported at 27 percent planted on corn, with 17 being the five-year average. That was a big uptick from the 8 percent reported last week, or the 11 percent of last year.
strawberries

The USDA Farm Service Agency's new storage loans now include a smaller microloan option with lower down payments.
CRISPR mushroom from Yang Lab

An anti-browning mushroom developed at Penn State using a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR-Cas9 will not be subject to USDA approval.
DuPont PIONEER logo

DuPont Pioneer waxy corn hybrids may be first CRISPR agriculture product to reach the market.
Dennis Bolling

Retired United Producers CEO Dennis Bolling will receive the cooperative community’s highest honor May 4, when he will be inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame.
Central Pa. Food Bank bowl

With the funding appropriated through the state’s 2015-16 budget, the commonwealth’s charitable food banks will buy surplus agricultural products produced in Pennsylvania.
Northumberland map

Wheat farmer in Northumberland, U.K., sets new world wheat record: 249.6 bushels per acre.
organic vegetable sign

Record growth in organics: The number of U.S. certified organic operations increased by almost 12 percent between 2014 and 2015.
Certified Angus Beef in Russia

In its first expansion beyond North America, Certified Angus Beef began production and sales in Russia this spring, through licensed partner Miratorg Agribusiness Holding.
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