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  • Breaking the ‘grass ceiling’: East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference draws 135

  • USDA extends crop program deadlines until April 7

  • House bill proposes national standard on GMO food labeling

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Can wheat producers keep pace with growing global demand?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Farmers around the world have responded to growing demand by producing record crops recently. As a result, USDA forecasts that global ending stocks for 2009/10 (June-May) will be 196.8 million metric tons, up 60 percent from a recent low of 123.3 million metric tons in 2007/08.

U.S. and China agree on reopening Chinese pork market to U.S.

Friday, March 19, 2010

WASHINGTON — The United States and China have reached an agreement to reopen the Chinese market to U.S. pork and pork products.

32 Ohio counties given disaster designation; Pa., W.Va. and Ky. counties also named

Friday, March 12, 2010

COLUMBUS — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack has designated 10 counties in Ohio as primary agricultural natural disaster areas, due to multiple disasters including excessive rain, flooding, flash flooding, high winds, hail, freeze, and frost that occurred April 1, 2009 through July 1, 2009. Twenty-two counties were designated as contiguous counties. In addition two […]

We need agricultural technology to feed the world

Friday, March 12, 2010

MANHATTAN, Kan. — To feed a world population projected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050, technology that can enhance food production will be a significant asset.

Co-firing biomass with coal can help Pennsylvania reach energy goal

Thursday, March 11, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Blending biomass into the coal stream that feeds electricity-generation plants offers the opportunity to reduce harmful emissions and create a market for renewable fuel, according to a biomass-energy expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. And Pennsylvania power-plant operators have a big incentive for co-firing coal with biomass they buy […]

FAPRI report: Will livestock sector be the tide that lifts the farm economy ship?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

WASHINGTON — The livestock sector can lead the agricultural economy to higher net farm income, assuming the farm economy benefits from a recovering general U.S. economy. That analysis tops a 2010 baseline report prepared by the University of Missouri Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute delivered to the U.S. Congress March 9. Possibilities, if… The […]

Tractors exempt from Pa. road regs, but not farm trucks

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — It looks like farm tractors will be exempt from the new motor carrier regulations being revised in Pennsylvania.

SURE program aids Hardin County farmer and spurs local economy

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

WASHINGTON — Ohio farmers enjoyed a significant increase in disaster recovery funding as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). SURE. The ARRA modified provisions of the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE) that was part of the 2008 farm bill. As a result, many farmers eligible for SURE received increased disaster […]

Ohio, Pa. dairymen still hoping to make voices heard

Friday, February 26, 2010

MOUNT HOPE, Ohio — Several hundred dairy farmers in Ohio and Pennsylvania are determined to make a difference in policy that affects milk pricing and their bottom line.

Dairymen can get milk marketing advice on conference calls

Thursday, February 25, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dairy farmers can learn strategies that may help control milk’s price and increase market value during two March “Mastering the Dairy Business” conference calls hosted by Pennsylvania’s Center for Dairy Excellence. The calls are scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 11 and March 23. First session The first call will look […]

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