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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.

Blueberries profitable option in Ohio

Friday, June 7, 2013

A grower who produces 3,000 pounds of blueberries per acre (which is about average for Ohio) and earns $5 a pound can see $15,000 per acre in gross revenue.

USDA finds rogue glyphosate-resistant wheat in Oregon

Friday, May 31, 2013

There are no GE wheat varieties approved for sale or in commercial production in the United States.

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.

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