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Court upholds country-of-origin labeling

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Debate continues if benefits of country-of-origin labels policy outweigh costs.

Up and down: USDA releases latest crop forecast, demand numbers

Friday, September 13, 2013

Despite weather conditions in parts of the U.S., national corn production is forecast at 13.8 billion bushels, up 28 percent from 2012. If realized, this will be a new record production for the United States.

Keep an eye on the corn-wheat dynamic

Friday, September 6, 2013

While many factors will shape and re-shape corn’s influence on wheat prices, the ongoing battle for planted acres will drive continued market volatility.

Ohio State scientist develops new vaccine for PRRS viral disease in pigs

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Although 100% effective in university tests, the vaccine still needs to be field tested before it becomes commercially available.

How to make a preharvest estimate

Monday, September 2, 2013

Everyone is wondering how their crops stack up this year. Here’s a quick how-to guide for estimating your corn and soybean yields.

Scout soybeans for downy mildew: If you have it, it’s there to stay

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Ohio State expert: Conditions could not be more perfect for downy mildew and other late season soybean diseases.

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.

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