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  • USDA: Corn stocks up 50%; soybeans, down 35%

  • Ohio farm families honored for conservation efforts

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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.

Hugo Chavez death may create fragile ag climate in Venezuela

Monday, March 11, 2013

The death of Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, creates uncertainty in that country’s ag sectors, too.

Sluggish exports, sequestration are threatening pork price recovery

Monday, March 11, 2013

The current U.S. pork industry outlook suggests it will be late summer before hog producers see break-even conditions.

USDA-NRCS to reissue 2012 1099s; errors on first forms issued

Friday, February 15, 2013

If you received a 1099 from the NRCS, don’t file your taxes just yet. There were errors on the first forms issued.

Don’t ignore that Bt corn refuge requirement

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Corn growers can’t ignore refuge planting requirements to help preserve the long-term value of Bt technology.

Produce grower GAP training offered in two Ohio locations

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Two programs in March will offer tips on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms, including the use of Good Agricultural Practices, or GAPs.

Roberts, Johanns fighting EPA permit layers

Monday, February 4, 2013

S. 175 would ensure Clean Water Act permits are not needed for the applications of pesticides and amends FIFRA by stating that no permit shall be required for the use of a pesticide that is registered under FIFRA.

EPA proposes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards

Friday, February 1, 2013

New RFS: Just under 10 percent of fuel must be from renewable sources in 2013.

USDA to start MILC payments Feb. 5

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency will issue payments to dairy farmers enrolled in the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program for the September 2012 marketings, beginning Feb. 5.

DFA to pay $158.6 million in antitrust settlement

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The milk marketing co-op reached a deal on the eve the lawsuit alleging price fixing was set to begin at trial.

American Farm Bureau delegates want risk management in farm bill

Thursday, January 17, 2013

American Farm Bureau Federation delegates don’t support raw milk sales; will push for spending cuts instead of tax increases.

13 ways for farmers to lose money in 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Farmers and landowners everywhere — every year — overlook some of the basics that would help them save money or make money. So we decided to create a list of ways to lose money this year (in hopes that you’ll not take our advice).

W.Va. poultry grower vindicated: EPA backs off Clean Water permit demand

Monday, December 24, 2012

The U.S. EPA has withdrawn an order demanding that West Virginia poultry grower Lois Alt obtain a Clean Water Act discharge permit for stormwater runoff from her farmyard.

Moving livestock from state to state? Here’s what you need to know about animal identification

Thursday, December 20, 2012

USDA issues final rule for animal disease traceability in interstate travel.

2013 corn yields, prices uncertain (Surprise! It all depends on the weather)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

If corn yields are more ‘normal’ in 2013, prices could fall by $2.10 to $5.50 per bushel.

Farmers near Grand Lake St. Marys complying with nutrient plan requirement

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ohio livestock farmers near Grand Lake St. Marys commited to plans to curb nutrient runoff from their farms.

Ohio beef checkoff marketing plan approved

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Ohio Beef Council had to cut $35,000 from its marketing plan for 2013, but will invest $76,250 into beef checkoff programs in fiscal year 2013.

Turkey will cost more at most Thanksgiving Day dinner tables

Friday, November 9, 2012

That Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the fixin’s will cost a teensy bit more than last year: 28 cents.


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