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Farmers at Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board listening session: Don’t be rushed or bullied by HSUS

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

BUFFALO, Ohio — Guernsey County cattleman Mike Davis’ cow-calf herd has dwindled from 60 to 25 head. And he’s not sure how much longer he can maintain that many, either. His plea to members of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board at their listening session May 25 at the Mid-East Career and Technology Center was […]

Wheat pest, cereal leaf beetle, making a comeback in Ohio

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

ABOVE: CEREAL LEAF BEETLE LARVA WOOSTER, Ohio — This could be the year cereal leaf beetle makes a comeback in Ohio, causing widespread problems. Ohio State University Extension entomologist Ron Hammond said there are populations of cereal leaf beetle in the southern and central parts of the state, but there is also potential for outbreaks […]

Pioneer breaks ground for soybean facility in Missouri

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NEW MADRID, Mo. — Pioneer Hi-Bred executives broke ground May 17 on a $55 million parent and commercial soybean seed production plant in New Madrid County, Mo.

Retiring farmers can get additional CRP payments if helping new farmer

Monday, May 17, 2010

WASHINGTON — The USDA is offering a new Transition Incentives Program (TIP) to encourage retired or retiring farmers to transition their land to beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers. Producers who want to apply for the program can start signing up now. If all program requirements are met, the new program provides annual rental […]

Planting (or replanting) woes? Better tell Farm Service Agency

Saturday, May 15, 2010

COLUMBUS — When bad weather prevents planting or damages crops, farmers must report the acreage to the local USDA Farm Service Agency office within 15 days of the final planting date of the crop, This applies to all crops, whether covered by crop insurance, not covered by insurance, or covered by FSA’s Non-insured Assistance Program. […]

China reopens market to U.S. pork

Friday, May 14, 2010

WASHINGTON — China gave official notice May 14 that it is accepting shipments of U.S. pork. Pork produced on or after May 1 now can be exported to China. The Asian nation closed its market to U.S. pork in late April 2009 in the wake of an outbreak in humans of novel H1N1 influenza, which […]

Purdue’s Chris Hurt: Stronger prices not likely to last for cattle

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cattle prices to remain high this spring, with summer prices in the low- to mid-$90 range per hundredweight.

Pioneer’s ‘refuge in a bag’ product gets EPA OK

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

WILMINGTON, Del. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted commercial registration of Optimum AcreMax 1 insect protection for Pioneer brand corn hybrids. This marks the EPA’s first approval of an in-the-bag solution for insect refuge management,

U.S. and Brazil may be inching closer to resolution in cotton dispute

Monday, April 26, 2010

WASHINGTON — The United States and the government of Brazil signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a fund for technical assistance and capacity building related to the cotton sector in Brazil. Under the memorandum of understanding, the fund may also be used for activities related to international cooperation in the cotton sector in countries in […]

United Producers offering energy risk management options

Friday, April 23, 2010

COLUMBUS — United Producers Inc. announced the launch of risk management solutions on energy, a program that will allow farmers to use options to control risk on energy in smaller increments. United Producers will offer options on gasoline, diesel fuel and natural gas, and these energy options are only available to farmers. Gasoline and diesel […]

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