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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Cattle prices to remain high this spring, with summer prices in the low- to mid-$90 range per hundredweight.
WILMINGTON, Del. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted commercial registration of Optimum AcreMax 1 insect protection for Pioneer brand corn hybrids. This marks the EPA’s first approval of an in-the-bag solution for insect refuge management,
WASHINGTON — The United States and the government of Brazil signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a fund for technical assistance and capacity building related to the cotton sector in Brazil. Under the memorandum of understanding, the fund may also be used for activities related to international cooperation in the cotton sector in countries in […]
COLUMBUS — United Producers Inc. announced the launch of risk management solutions on energy, a program that will allow farmers to use options to control risk on energy in smaller increments. United Producers will offer options on gasoline, diesel fuel and natural gas, and these energy options are only available to farmers. Gasoline and diesel […]
WASHINGTON — Many U.S. farmers who grow genetically modified crops are realizing substantial economic and environmental benefits — lower production costs, fewer pest problems, reduced use of pesticides, and better yields — compared with conventional crops, says a new report from the National Research Council. However, biotechnology crops resistant to the herbicide glyphosate — a […]