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Pioneer, USDA, university partnership may yield sustainable farm benefits

Monday, February 24, 2014

The three-year exclusive agreement among DuPont Pioneer, the University of Missouri and USDA-ARS will focus on precision agriculture sensors and soil mapping.

California leads U.S. milk production; Ohio dairy herd numbers drop

Saturday, February 22, 2014

California continues to lead the U.S. in number of milk cows and overall milk production, while Ohio lost 130 licensed dairy herds in 2013.

Nearly 432 million acres planted to biotech crops in 2013

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Eighteen million farmers in 27 countries chose biotech crops in 2013 to the tune of 432 million acres.

What triggered high milk prices? Exports

Friday, February 14, 2014

As a percentage of total U.S. production, we are now exporting more dairy products than corn. (We exported the equivalent of 31.2 billion pounds of milk, or more than the total annual milk production from New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania combined.)

Deere hits record first quarter earnings of $681 million

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Coming off a booming year, lower farm income expectations in 2014 will slow sales of John Deere agricultural machinery in the U.S. and Canada. Deere expects sales to be down 5 to 10 percent for the year.

Chesapeake Energy targets growth of 2-4 percent

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chesapeake Energy is estimating 2014 production growth of 2 to 4 percent, targeting an average daily production rate of 680,000-695,000 barrels of oil equivalent.

N.Y.-based Dairylea merges with Dairy Farmers of America

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Members of Dairylea Cooperative Inc. approved a proposed merger with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA).

Beef expansion continues, but profit margins will still be tight

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CattleFax expert: Cattle prices are expected to average $135 compared to $126 during 2013, an increase of 7 percent.

Vilsack and Sherrod Brown team up to push farm bill as economic driver

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighted the 2014 farm bill in a sweep through Ohio Jan. 31 that included the Ohio Farmers Union annual meeting in Columbus.

Cash prices will barely cover direct costs of raising corn

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

There’s been shift in profit centers on some Midwestern dairy farms for a couple years, one that is likely to shift again in 2014.

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