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  • USDA extends crop program deadlines until April 7

  • House bill proposes national standard on GMO food labeling

  • Some still skeptical of beef checkoff changes

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New fertility data for cattle can help producers make breed selections

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

COLUMBUS — A new Expected Progeny Difference from the American Angus Association and improvements in DNA technologies mean even better data for beef producers, according to Ohio State University Extension beef coordinator John Grimes.

Kent State adds Ohio’s first associate degrees in wine industry

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Kent State University at Ashtabula has been approved by the Ohio Board of Regents to offer two new associate degree programs in the wine and grape industry. Each degree program is the first of its kind in Ohio.

Green Ribbon Fairs program to showcase soybean products at 11 fairs

Friday, July 15, 2011

ST. LOUIS — The soybean checkoff’s Green Ribbon Fairs program will introduce millions of fair attendees — from both rural and urban areas — to the benefits of soy-based consumer and industrial products.

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.


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