Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Kubota Great Plains logos

Kubota Corporation has entered into an agreement to purchase Great Plains Manufacturing Inc., based in Salina, Kansas.
CRP restored wetland in Ohio

USDA raised the bar in the latest round of CRP enrollment, weighing environmental factors plus cost, including wildlife enhancement, water quality, soil erosion, enduring benefits, and air quality.
planting soybeans

What pollinators are active in Ohio soybean crops? An Ohio State researcher wants to find out, but needs some help.
Holstein dairy cattle grazing

U.S. dairymen hit hard last year: Returns in 2015 averaged $17.21 per hundredweight, 28.5 percent below 2014.
Corn planting

Ohio is reported at 27 percent planted on corn, with 17 being the five-year average. That was a big uptick from the 8 percent reported last week, or the 11 percent of last year.
strawberries

The USDA Farm Service Agency's new storage loans now include a smaller microloan option with lower down payments.
CRISPR mushroom from Yang Lab

An anti-browning mushroom developed at Penn State using a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR-Cas9 will not be subject to USDA approval.
DuPont PIONEER logo

DuPont Pioneer waxy corn hybrids may be first CRISPR agriculture product to reach the market.
Dennis Bolling

Retired United Producers CEO Dennis Bolling will receive the cooperative community’s highest honor May 4, when he will be inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame.
Central Pa. Food Bank bowl

With the funding appropriated through the state’s 2015-16 budget, the commonwealth’s charitable food banks will buy surplus agricultural products produced in Pennsylvania.
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