Thursday, August 17, 2017

In the Nov. 3 election, Ohio voters passed Issue 2, but the Humane Society of United States plans its own ballot initiative in response.

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.
Plant17 flooded field in Ohio

Ohio farmers, and others, are facing questions about replanting corn and soybeans, or are wondering when they'll even get the seed in the ground. Advice from Ohio State will help.

Large crowd attends care board meeting to voice opinions ... most appear content with decision.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a series of regulations aimed at operators of farm equipment in Pennsylvania. Those regulations would require farmers to keep logs, prohibit anyone under 18 from working a tractor, and anyone operating a tractor or other farm equipment would need a medical certificate.

U.S. corn growers remain on track for a record high 14.0 billion bushel production year, according to the USDA.

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Dec. 23 a measure introduced by Sen. Elder Vogel that ensures high tunnel greenhouses are not considered permanent structures and categorized as real estate for tax purposes.
oil and gas drilling horizontal leg record

Eclipse Resources Corporation successfully drilled its newest record-setting “super-lateral” well, the Great Scott 3H in less than 17 days. The Ohio well had a total measured depth of 27,400 feet and lateral extension of 19,300 feet.

Three generations agree: Robotic milkers were a great addition to their western Pennsylvania dairy farm.
DFA DMS no longer takign independent producer milk

Approximately 225 independent dairymen in the Mideast marketing order have until Nov. 30 to find a new home for their milk. Dairy Farmers of America announced it will no longer market the independent producers’ milk.
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