Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Lake to River Food Hub of Youngstown is working to tie farmers, food and the community together.

The nation as a whole is now at 75 percent planted, versus an average of 57 percent. We added 20 percent last week in the country, and were only 55 percent planted.

As of May 11, there were 143 detections of avian influenza reported nationwide, affecting 29.9 million birds, including the latest confirmation of H5N8 in a backyard poultry flock in Indiana.

Time-elapse videos from Purdue University show need for pre-emergent herbicide to control Palmer amaranth.

Statistically, planting is now officially behind for the second week according to USDA Crop Progress Reports, out Monday each week.

Industry watchers say fewer drilling applications are not unexpected, in wake of lower oil and gas prices.
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The March 31 USDA Planting Intentions Report finds U.S. farmers expect to plant record-high soybean acreage in 2015.

The East Ohio Women in Agriculture conference brought more than 135 participants together for networking and farm business education.
U.S. Capitol

Farmers have an additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety net programs established by the 2014 farm bill.
U.S. Capitol

Proposed U.S. House bill calls for the FDA to set standards for GMO food labeling
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