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.
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.
New RFS: Just under 10 percent of fuel must be from renewable sources in 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.
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 Federation delegates don’t support raw milk sales; will push for spending cuts instead of tax increases.
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).
The U.S. EPA has withdrawn an order demanding that West Virginia poultry grower Lois Alt obtain a Clean Water Act discharge permit for stormwater runoff from her farmyard.
USDA issues final rule for animal disease traceability in interstate travel.
If corn yields are more ‘normal’ in 2013, prices could fall by $2.10 to $5.50 per bushel.
Ohio livestock farmers near Grand Lake St. Marys commited to plans to curb nutrient runoff from their farms.
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.
That Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the fixin’s will cost a teensy bit more than last year: 28 cents.
The Andersons Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase a majority of the grain and agronomy assets of Green Plains Grain Company in Iowa and Tennessee.
Farmers need to prepare for the potential of heavy rains, flooding and high winds related to Hurricane Sandy.
Ohio cattlemen turned down an effort to increase the state beef checkoff on cattle from $1 to $2.
American Farm Bureau and West Virginia Farm Bureau granted intervenor status in court case involving poultry grower and the EPA.
Don’t panic, we’re not running out of bacon! While pork prices will be higher next year, there will be plenty of pork for consumers to buy.
Crop insurance update: Farmers can graze or harvest a cover crop (planted now) as long as they stop by May 10, 2013.
Fueled by corn and soybean seeds and traits, net Monsanto sales for the full fiscal year were $13.5 billion, a 14 percent increase over fiscal year 2011. Net income for FY12 was $2 billion.