COLUMBUS — Violent storms that tore through the eastern United States late Friday, June 29, have left at least 12 people dead and more than 3 million without power. The storms hit the region amid a record heat wave, uprooting trees, knocking down power lines. Emergencies have been declared in Washington, along with four states […]
WASHINGTON — U.S. farmers planted 96.4 million acres of corn, up 5 percent from last year, making it the highest corn acreage in the last 75 years, according to the acreage report released June 29 by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). This marks the fourth year in a row of increases in corn […]
U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Ohio State University to make connection between food and health.
Now that the Senate passed its version of the farm bill, the pressure’s on the House side to craft a new bill before the current act expires at the end of September.
A Pennsylvania teen is starting his own beef enterprise, and has locked in a 10-year market at nearby Grove City College through Bon Appetit’s Farm to Fork program.
Three generations agree: Robotic milkers were a great addition to their western Pennsylvania dairy farm.
Only good planning for the Utica shale gas boom by Buckeye State leaders can avoid the ‘natural resources curse’ that was witnessed after the state’s coal heyday.
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has halted water sales to the oil and gas industry until the conservancy district can update its water supply policy.
The previous five years, winter honeybee losses were around 30 percent, but only 22 percent died this year.
It’s not as common in Ohio, but stripe rust could be a problem in some wheat fields this year, and some growers are already seeing signs.
Pennsylvania has signed a one-year renewal of an agreement governing the management of water in the Delaware River. The flexible flow management program was also signed by Delaware, New Jersey, New York and New York City.
One of the dairy measures proposed for the next farm bill would kick in when the price received for milk sinks too close to the cost of feed.
Economic leaders in rural areas should recognize and encourage self-employed entrepreneurs.
Many energy executives see the U.S. not reaching energy independence until 2030.
Even after you take off your first cutting, you could still rotate out of alfalfa, especially if you plant corn for silage.
Thanks to a new production method called plasticulture, Ohio consumers now have access to locally grown strawberries as early as the first week of May and as late as October.
The grain market would like to see 2-3 million acres shifted out of corn and spring wheat into soybeans, but is it too late?
The Andersons Inc., of Maumee, Ohio, has completed the purchase of an ethanol facility in Denison, Iowa,
(Editor’s note: The following is a statement by USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford regarding a detection of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in California. We will be posting updates as they develop. Scroll down to watch a brief video statement as well.) “As part of our targeted surveillance system, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) […]
Organic food sales now represent 4.2 percent of all U.S. food sales.