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Weather threatens previously optimistic hog outlook

Saturday, August 31, 2013

At this point, there’s no way to know exactly how much corn and soybeans will yield, how much grain and feed prices will increase or how they will affect hog producers.

Consol to drill in Marcellus shale at Pittsburgh airport

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Consol Energy plans 47 Marcellus wells, with the future potential to drill Upper Devonian wells, on ground at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Sale of Zilmax supplement suspended after Tyson says it won’t buy cattle fed it

Monday, August 19, 2013

Merck Animal Health has temporarily suspended sales of its cattle feed additive Zilmax in the United States and Canada.

Fertilizer prices headed lower

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The break-up of a Russian potash cartel is part of what’s triggering the fertilizer market upheaval.

What’s the dairy outlook for the rest of the year?

Friday, August 9, 2013

As the new corn and soybean crops are harvested, feed prices should drop sharply, making lower milk prices more bearable.

Ag Progress Days spotlights latest in farm equipment, research

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15, showcases Pennsylvania’s agricultural economy.

Global demand for commodities: Is the bull cycle really over?

Sunday, August 4, 2013

“You may not find jewelry stores packed in Guangzhou anymore, but you’ll find huge demand for pork and feedgrains as people move from a plant starch based diet to an animal protein based diet.”

Pa. watersheds to auction nutrient credits

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) is hosting the auctions to encourage and facilitate the trading of nutrient credits in the Susquehanna and Potomac watersheds.

Consol Energy sets dividend

Monday, July 29, 2013

PITTSBURGH — CONSOL Energy Inc.’s board of directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share, payable on Aug. 23, to shareholders of record on Aug. 9. CONSOL Energy Inc., a diversified fuel producer in the eastern U.S., has 11 bituminous coal mining complexes in four states and reports proven and probable coal reserves […]

Consumers have better access to Ohio-grown food through OH So Fresh

Monday, July 29, 2013

Nearly 100 independently owned grocery retailers are participating in the OH So Fresh initiative in 2013, giving customers a direct connection to Ohio growers.

House splits nutrition title out of farm bill; farm-only bill passes 216-208

Friday, July 12, 2013

The farm bill’s nutrition title, Title IV, that was removed from the bill that passed, will go back to the ag committee for round two.

What’s holding back local meat? (Or which came first, the farmer or the processor?)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Livestock farmers say they need more processors to meet demand for local meat, but processors need steady supply of meat to stay in business.

Forget the wet spring: Farmers planted record acres of everything

Friday, June 28, 2013

The corn acreage is the highest acreage planted to corn since 1936 and marks a fifth year in a row of corn acreage increases in the United States.

Wegmans funds pilot cheese-making program at Cornell

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wegmans and Cornell partner to put N.Y. on the map for artisanal and specialty cheesemaking.

Poison hemlock: Prolific weed chokes plants, and can kill livestock

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Poison hemlock is a weed that livestock owners cannot afford to ignore because all parts of this plant including leaves, stems and roots are poisonous when ingested.

Ag economist: This isn’t the year to think about expanding hog operation

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Delayed planting has increased corn and meal prices, raising concerns that hog production costs will not drop as much as anticipated.

What price of corn is needed to make ethanol blends competitive?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The blend wall is defined as the maximum amount of ethanol that can be consumed in the domestic motor fuel market if ethanol blending is limited to 10 percent of total motor fuel consumption.

Grain market drop surprises many; corn and soybeans both falter

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Prices were sharply lower on the Chicago Board of Trade Monday, and many observers were surprised. Elevator operators were expecting higher prices after a weekend of wet weather over much of the country meant that the crop planting was still delayed. Meanwhile, traders in Chicago drove prices lower with a different view. There, the prevailing […]

How much nitrogen does your field really need?

Monday, June 10, 2013

A new tool helps farmers feed crops only as much as they really need, saving money and the environment.

Farm equipment manufacturers optimistic about continued sales growth

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Manufacturers of agricultural machinery are optimistic about near-term business expectations in most parts of the world.

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