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  • USDA extends deadline for dairy Margin Protection Program

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

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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.

The Andersons buys Green Plains facilities in Iowa, Tennessee

Monday, October 29, 2012

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, are you ready for Hurricane Sandy’s high winds or flooding?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Farmers need to prepare for the potential of heavy rains, flooding and high winds related to Hurricane Sandy.

Ohio beef checkoff increase fails

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ohio cattlemen turned down an effort to increase the state beef checkoff on cattle from $1 to $2.

Farm Bureaus join W.Va. grower’s lawsuit against EPA discharge rule

Monday, October 15, 2012

American Farm Bureau and West Virginia Farm Bureau granted intervenor status in court case involving poultry grower and the EPA.

No bacon shortage: Still lots of little piggies headed to market

Friday, October 5, 2012

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.

Cover crops and crop insurance: You can hay or graze it until May 10

Friday, October 5, 2012

Crop insurance update: Farmers can graze or harvest a cover crop (planted now) as long as they stop by May 10, 2013.

Monsanto ends year with net income of $2 billion

Thursday, October 4, 2012

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.

Pressure on dairy farms will continue into 2013

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Milk prices will remain steady to higher in last few months of 2012.

Vilsack’s buzzword at Farm Science Review: Innovation, innovation, innovation

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: Ag innovation gave us food security.

Madison County, Ohio, woman dies after H3N2v swine flu virus exposure

Friday, August 31, 2012

The death of a 61-year-old female Madison County, Ohio, resident is being linked to the H3N2v ‘swine flu’ virus.

Need hay? Ohio’s online directory can connect farmers

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ohio’s Hay Directory, along with other drought-related information, is now available online.

Income over dairy feed costs? There’s a free app for that

Friday, August 17, 2012

Using the mobile app DairyCents is as easy as entering a zip code, selecting a milk production level, and date and the app will calculate income over feed costs.

Crop year started out great, but now USDA says corn, beans down 12-13%

Friday, August 10, 2012

Drought taking its toll on U.S. yield expectations.

Six Lake Erie samples positive for Asian carp DNA

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Six water samples taken from Sandusky and north Maumee bays in Lake Erie tested positive for the presence of Asian carp environmental DNA in Michigan and Ohio waters.

Codex approves international standards for ractopamine

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A U.N. commission has approved an international standard for the veterinary drug ractopamine, a feed additive to promote leanness in pigs.

WTO ruling upholds country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A WTO ruling has upheld the legitimacy of country-of-origin labeling and the guiding principles behind the rule.

Ohio pounded by severe weather

Monday, July 2, 2012

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 […]

U.S. farmers plant largest corn crop since 1937

Friday, June 29, 2012

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 […]

Ag research can help fight cancer? Vilsack visits Ohio State

Thursday, June 28, 2012

U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Ohio State University to make connection between food and health.

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