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Let’s hope weather staves off wheat head scab in Ohio

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wheat growers can use scab-forecasting system to determine if fungicides are needed.

W. Va. closes borders to walnut plants from areas infected with Thousand Cankers Disease

Thursday, May 23, 2013

West Virginia is blocking walnut plant products coming into the state from areas infected with Thousand Cankers Disease. There is no cure once a tree is infected.

Bowman v. Monsanto: U.S. Supreme Court sides with Monsanto in biotech ag seed patent case

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled May 13 in favor of Monsanto in a landmark intellectual property law case involving patented seeds.

Ohio elevator, Pa. beef group receive USDA value-added producer grants

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Keystone Beef Marketing Network and the Deshler Farmers Elevator Company, Henry County, Ohio, were two recipients of 110 grants to agricultural producers and rural businesses announced by the USDA.

Congress puts brakes on EPA action: Farm oil spill enforcement delayed

Monday, May 6, 2013

Farm oil spill containment rule will not be enforced against farms until September 2013.

Chesapeake sells eastern Pa. Marcellus shale properties

Monday, April 29, 2013

Southwestern Energy Company is buying natural gas properties located in Pennsylvania prospective for the Marcellus Shale from Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

Will soybean seeds be bigger this year?

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Last year’s drought conditions plus late-season rains expedited the growth of soybean plants, which has caused fewer seed pods and larger seeds for growers to plant this year.

Brazil waives wheat tariff… for now

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A temporary tariff change in Brazil is signaling an opportunity for U.S. wheat farmers to regain competitiveness in South America’s largest wheat importing market.

In Ohio, the corn planting window is now open, and it closes May 10

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ohio corn growers, if you can get in your fields, start planting. Planting corn outside the optimal four-week window could lower yields as much as 30 bushels/acre.

Monsanto, Dow create agreement to use each other’s genetic traits

Monday, April 15, 2013

The agreement paves the way for U.S. introduction (pending regulatory approvals) of new, next-generation SmartStax products by the end of the decade.

Penn State webinar to look at gas reservoirs in Utica Shale

Monday, April 15, 2013

In eastern Ohio, the Utica Shale is presently of more interest than the Marcellus Shale because of favorable economic returns. April 24 webinar explains more.

Online map gives new look at shale and energy

Monday, April 15, 2013

New state energy portal gives users interactive access to customized maps and charts of state energy data.

New ‘dual resistant’ tomatoes fight lethal pests with one-two punch

Friday, April 5, 2013

The new varieties could be a boon to the U.S agricultural economy, and also have significant impact in the developing world.

FDA coming to Ohio April 30 to listen to produce growers’ concerns

Friday, April 5, 2013

Produce growers have an opportunity April 30 to ask questions and make concerns heard regarding the proposed food safety rules for fresh produce.

New corn pest moving into northern Ohio; deal with it before planting

Monday, April 1, 2013

If you grow corn in northern Ohio, you may want to take action against Asiatic garden beetle grub damage before planting.

Monsanto and DuPont agree to genetic and seed technology exchange

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

DuPont Pioneer will pay Monsanto more than $802 million over an initial four-year period for trait technology, associated data, and soybean lines.

Don’t expect yields to stay the same in continuous corn rotations

Monday, March 25, 2013

Higher nitrogen rates do not eliminate the continuous corn yield drag during average or poor growing seasons.

Another DFA settlement: This time, co-op to pay $46 million to plaintiffs

Friday, March 22, 2013

Dairy Farmers of America will pay $46 million to buyers of certain dairy products, part of a settlement agreement in an ongoing lawsuit regarding trading activity on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Mixed bag of drought, flooding and warm weather predicted for spring

Friday, March 22, 2013

Above-normal temperatures this spring are most likely across most of the continental U.S.

Webinar offered on farm drainage April 9

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Using the right drainage system on a corn crop can increase yields by some 30 percent. Learn more at April 9 webinar offered by OSU Extension.

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