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Grain market’s Turn-Around Tuesday may bite us today

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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.

Farmers not interested in rebuilding beef cattle herds

Friday, July 30, 2010

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.

Pa. wants to hear from farmers, veterinarians on lab issues

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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.

Tests find bovine TB in Paulding Co., Ohio, dairy herd

Thursday, July 8, 2010

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.

Pa. cattle quarantined after drilling wastewater leaked into pasture

Thursday, July 1, 2010

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 […]

Testing wheat for vomitoxin is crucial

Saturday, June 26, 2010

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 Pa.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

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.

USDA hosting workshop in Wisconsin with Dept. of Justice

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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 […]

Pa. milk board approves over-order premium formula change

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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.

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 […]


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