Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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.

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

Food is the new technological frontier, and big investors are entering the world of food production, distribution and marketing. Farmers should pay attention, says Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell.
grapes winter Cornell

Cornell University goes 3D to find genetic answers. The more researchers understand the complexities of the genetic system, the better breeders will be able to improve cold tolerance of grapes.

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.

NOAA predicts moderate spring flood potential in Midwest; California and Southwest stuck with drought.

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

Last year’s drought conditions plus late-season rains expedited the growth of soybean plants, which has caused fewer seed pods and larger seeds for growers to plant this year.
Monsanto Climate Corp. John Deere

The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, has terminated its agreement with Deere & Company for the acquisition of the Precision Planting LLC equipment business.
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