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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 […]

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.

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