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What triggered high milk prices? Exports

Friday, February 14, 2014

As a percentage of total U.S. production, we are now exporting more dairy products than corn. (We exported the equivalent of 31.2 billion pounds of milk, or more than the total annual milk production from New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania combined.)

Deere hits record first quarter earnings of $681 million

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Coming off a booming year, lower farm income expectations in 2014 will slow sales of John Deere agricultural machinery in the U.S. and Canada. Deere expects sales to be down 5 to 10 percent for the year.

Chesapeake Energy targets growth of 2-4 percent

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chesapeake Energy is estimating 2014 production growth of 2 to 4 percent, targeting an average daily production rate of 680,000-695,000 barrels of oil equivalent.

N.Y.-based Dairylea merges with Dairy Farmers of America

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Members of Dairylea Cooperative Inc. approved a proposed merger with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA).

Beef expansion continues, but profit margins will still be tight

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CattleFax expert: Cattle prices are expected to average $135 compared to $126 during 2013, an increase of 7 percent.

Vilsack and Sherrod Brown team up to push farm bill as economic driver

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighted the 2014 farm bill in a sweep through Ohio Jan. 31 that included the Ohio Farmers Union annual meeting in Columbus.

Cash prices will barely cover direct costs of raising corn

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

There’s been shift in profit centers on some Midwestern dairy farms for a couple years, one that is likely to shift again in 2014.

House, Senate approve $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill; ag research gets boost

Friday, January 17, 2014

This is the first comprehensive spending proposal for the federal government since the 2012 omnibus spending bill. The good news is that the bill increases discretionary funding for major ag programs.

Perdue closing chicken plant in Fredericksburg, Pa.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Perdue is closing a chicken production plant in Fredericksburg, Pa., and its related distribution center in Denver, Pa.

Pa. governor signs bill that classifies high tunnels as ‘temporary structures’

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Dec. 23 a measure introduced by Sen. Elder Vogel that ensures high tunnel greenhouses are not considered permanent structures and categorized as real estate for tax purposes.

Alta, CRV create dairy AI partnership

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Two providers of bovine genetics, Alta and CRV, have agreed to collaborate in their North American Holstein genetic programs.

Produce growers can tap into webinars from Cornell, Penn State

Monday, December 9, 2013

Vegetable and small-fruit growers can participate in a series of monthly, Web-based seminars sponsored by Penn State Extension and Cornell Cooperative Extension that will kick off Dec. 18.

Ohio natural gas production up 18.4 percent during 2012

Monday, November 25, 2013

COLUMBUS — Reports from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) show the development of Ohio’s mineral resources in 2012 produced more than $2.7 billion worth of geologic commodities, including increases in the extracted amount of oil, natural gas, limestone, sand and gravel. The 2012 Report on Ohio Mineral Industries: An Annual Summary of the […]

Forget the woolly worm, here’s what real experts predict about winter weather

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Are we going to have a bad winter? No strong climate pattern influence anticipated through upcoming winter season.

NRCS certifying farmland preservation easement organizations to speed process

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Certification gets conservation easements on the ground faster.

Get answers to swine breeding problems

Friday, November 22, 2013

This troubleshooting and management guide contains extensive information and support for pork producers, including more than 1,000 fact sheets and references.

New corn low follows EPA news about Renewable Fuel Standard

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The EPA is proposing a cut in what we refer to as the “ethanol mandate.” Although this is still a proposal, it hit the market like law.

EPA wants to lower Renewable Fuel Standard

Friday, November 15, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it is planning to lower the levels of renewable fuels that must be blended into gasoline and diesel.

Unity Pipeline will move oil and gas byproducts north, then west, from Columbiana County, Ohio

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Proposed Unity Pipeline route goes north from Kensington, Ohio, plant to Mantua, in Portage County, then west.

The COOL controversy continues

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Feedlots throughout the Midwest could be indirectly impacted by recent events surrounding the U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling law.

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