Monday, December 5, 2016

PIKETON, Ohio -- Extension specialists at the Ohio State University South Centers want to know how you feel about fruit -- currants, gooseberries and jostaberries, to be exact.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rain kept farmers from planting corn and soybeans for several weeks, but the relatively unprecedented precipitation this spring had another significant consequence: pasture and forage stress.

The U.S. Department of Energy is making a $105 million loan guarantee to POET to support the development of the nation's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- With interest in cover crops increasing among farmers unable to plant corn because of bad weather, Purdue Extension plant experts say growers should consider herbicide residue restrictions when making planting decisions.

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Tackling a problem with Johne's disease taught Jake Fisk that concentrating on the basics can help eliminate the spread of many diseases, not just Johne's.

WASHINGTON -- The USDA recently issued a proposed rule to amend the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program as required by law.

WASHINGTON -- Marginal or abandoned crop ground in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania may find new life in a new crop.

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's 2011 maple syrup production was a record high -- estimated at 128,000 gallons, up 137 percent from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Retail food prices at the supermarket increased during the second quarter of 2011, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Focusing on the calf is the simple and straightforward take-home message for all dairy and beef producers when it comes to controlling Johne's disease in their herds.
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