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USDA responds to regulation requests regarding Kentucky bluegrass

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) made available its responses to two separate inquiries regarding the regulation of genetically-engineered (GE) Kentucky bluegrass.

OSU South Centers’ survey asks consumers how they feel about berries

Monday, July 11, 2011

PIKETON, Ohio — Extension specialists at the Ohio State University South Centers want to know how you feel about fruit — currants, gooseberries and jostaberries, to be exact.

Wet spring stresses pastures, forages

Saturday, July 9, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Rain kept farmers from planting corn and soybeans for several weeks, but the relatively unprecedented precipitation this spring had another significant consequence: pasture and forage stress.

POET gets $105 million DOE loan for cellulosic refinery in Iowa

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy is making a $105 million loan guarantee to POET to support the development of the nation’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant.

Residual herbicide restrictions likely to affect cover crop planting decisions

Thursday, June 30, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — With interest in cover crops increasing among farmers unable to plant corn because of bad weather, Purdue Extension plant experts say growers should consider herbicide residue restrictions when making planting decisions.

Michigan dairyman tackled Johne’s with focus on calves

Thursday, June 30, 2011

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Tackling a problem with Johne’s disease taught Jake Fisk that concentrating on the basics can help eliminate the spread of many diseases, not just Johne’s.

Proposed rule would enact electronic reporting system for dairy products

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WASHINGTON — The USDA recently issued a proposed rule to amend the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program as required by law.

Ohio firm gets USDA biomass grant

Friday, June 17, 2011

WASHINGTON — Marginal or abandoned crop ground in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania may find new life in a new crop.

Pennsylvania sets maple syrup record

Thursday, June 16, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s 2011 maple syrup production was a record high — estimated at 128,000 gallons, up 137 percent from last year’s production, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Rising energy costs drive food prices

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Retail food prices at the supermarket increased during the second quarter of 2011, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.

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