Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ohio's farmland planted to corn is down 13 percent from 2007; soybeans up 11 percent.

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- New records for production by registered Jersey cows were established in 2011, according to the American Jersey Cattle Association.

The strength of the U.S. dollar, which has trended upward since 2014, does not bode well for exports. Commodities are cyclical, so manage your risk and margin.
FSR John Deere tillage

Weakness in farm and construction equipment leads to decline in John Deere sales and earnings for year. 2016 forecast calls for sales decline of about 7 percent.

The Ohio Beef Council will begin collecting the additional $1 state beef checkoff June 2.

URBANA, Ill. -- The pork industry is expected to have a profitable year in 2012. In fact, the level of profitability could be the most favorable during the high-priced feed era.
hoopes fertilizer fire

A fire destroyed a warehouse storing a de-icer product Jan. 9 at Hoopes Fertilizer Works, located on U.S. Route 30 just west of East Rochester, Ohio.

American Farm Bureau Federation delegates don't support raw milk sales; will push for spending cuts instead of tax increases.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- With interest in cover crops increasing among farmers unable to plant corn because of bad weather, Purdue Extension plant experts say growers should consider herbicide residue restrictions when making planting decisions.

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.
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