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  • At national sale in Pa., top Brown Swiss brings $18,700 bid

  • Thirteen states sue EPA, Army Corps of Engineers over definition of waterways

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USDA extends crop program deadlines until April 7

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Farmers have an additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety net programs established by the 2014 farm bill.

House bill proposes national standard on GMO food labeling

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Proposed U.S. House bill calls for the FDA to set standards for GMO food labeling

Some still skeptical of beef checkoff changes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group has signed a memorandum of understanding detailing enhancements to the national beef checkoff. Not all stakeholders, however, are in line with the proposed changes.

No clear-cut answer: Forestry groups say checkoff battle is not over

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — The Ohio Forestry Association has yet to take an official stance against the proposed Hardwood Lumber and Hardwood Plywood Promotion, Research and Information Order. But it may be coming soon. At its annual meeting earlier this year, many OFA members were surprised to learn a hardwood checkoff proposal was still being considered […]

Proposed rules set for drone use; comment until April 24

Friday, March 13, 2015

The FAA will accept public comment on proposed drone use rules until April 24,but don’t look for the final rules until at least next year.

Daffodil Dairy Sale is called off this year

Friday, March 6, 2015

For the first time in a quarter century, the Carroll County Daffodil Dairy Sale has been canceled.

Pitching farm life: Brenda Hastings takes dairy industry in an all new direction

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Brenda Hastings pulls no punches on the subject of being a dairy farmer. And the co-owner of Hastings Dairy in Geauga County, Ohio, has become one of her industry’s most active advocates.

Ohio’s 4Q horizontal well gas production up 25 percent

Friday, February 27, 2015

Over the two years in Ohio, there has been a 200 percent increase in oil production and a 350 percent increase in gas production.

Swapping seeds? There’s a law for that

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

When the Joseph T. Simpson Library in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, decided to launch a seed library on Earth Day 2014, the group’s promotion efforts ran headlong into the state’s seed law.

USDA gives nonbrowning apples the green light

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has deregulated two apple varieties genetically engineered to resist browning.

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