Market commentary: Big gains on the grain market during the day Monday that capped off a few days of frantic trading did not hold; the weakness overnight is accelerating.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The nation’s beef herd continues to decline. Due to several years of financial difficulty, producers have little interest in rebuilding their herds. As a result other animals are gaining a larger market share and the cost of beef will remain high, according to a Purdue University economist.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s Animal Health and Diagnostic Commission is seeking producers and representatives of agricultural organizations to participate in a focus group on animal health needs and priorities in the state.
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Preliminary tests performed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture‘s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory revealed a positive result for bovine tuberculosis in a Paulding County dairy herd.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has quarantined cattle from a Tioga County farm after a number of cows came into contact with drilling wastewater from a nearby natural gas operation. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said July 1 that uncertainty over the quantity of wastewater the cattle may have consumed warranted the quarantine […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — With wheat harvest now under way in Ohio, sampling and testing for vomitoxin in head scab-infected wheat is vital to prevent further losses and avoid potential health problems in humans and livestock. Pierce Paul, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist and small grains specialist, said that grain elevators will likely be […]
Giant ragweed — on the rise in Pennsylvania — is one of the most difficult weeds to manage if it enters tilled fields and is a common problem in Ohio corn and soybean fields.
WASHINGTON — The USDA and the Department of Justice will jointly hold a public workshop June 25 in Madison, Wis., to examine competition and regulatory issues in the dairy industry. The workshop will be held in the Union Theater at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, 800 Langdon Street, Madison The goals of the workshop […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board approved a change to the formula used to calculate Pennsylvania milk dealers’ over-order premium payments to producers supplying their plants.
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 […]