Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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

The Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group has signed a memorandum of understanding detailing enhancements to the national beef checkoff. Not all stakeholders, however, are in line with the proposed changes.

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — The Ohio Forestry Association has yet to take an official stance against the proposed Hardwood Lumber and Hardwood Plywood Promotion, Research...
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