Monday, November 30, 2015

When the Joseph T. Simpson Library in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, decided to launch a seed library on Earth Day 2014, the group’s promotion efforts ran headlong into the state’s seed law.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has deregulated two apple varieties genetically engineered to resist browning.

U.S. District Court dismissed farmer objections Jan. 27, but pork producers and AFBF file appeal.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is proposing cuts in the state income tax in his next budget, but that could mean an increase in the severance tax, sales tax and cigarette taxes.

Ohio Tax Commissioner Joe Testa’s agricultural advisory committee will meet March 5, with CAUV as the primary agenda item.

Impacts of the proposed Tri-State Beef processing facility planned in southern Ohio will be felt beyond the state lines.

Breeders say DNA testing can now extract information from a bull only a few weeks old that in the past would have taken 10 calves sire to determine.

Meigs County men await sentencing for conspiracy to defraud the United States.

An innovative food bank milk distribution program, spearheaded by the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, got an assist during this year's Pennsylvania Farm Show.

A proposed rule change announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Dec. 15 would expand an exemption from national research and promotion check off orders to include 95 percent organic farmers, handlers, marketers and importers — otherwise known as “primary organic” operations.