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  • View USDA’s June 30 planted acreage report with healthy skepticism

  • At national sale in Pa., top Brown Swiss brings $18,700 bid

  • Thirteen states sue EPA, Army Corps of Engineers over definition of waterways

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Market takes breather after move up

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The rainy weather that has plagued farmers since the middle of May took a breather the last few days. Three or four days of sunshine and warm — but not hot — weather has perked up some corn and soybean fields.

View USDA’s June 30 planted acreage report with healthy skepticism

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

USDA: Planted acreage is same as last year (but a lot has changed since that early June survey).

At national sale in Pa., top Brown Swiss brings $18,700 bid

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pennsylvania hosted the national Brown Swiss sale held at the Washington County fairgrounds June 27. The sale averaged $5,866 on 64 lots.

Thirteen states sue EPA, Army Corps of Engineers over definition of waterways

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thirteen states filed a lawsuit June 29 against the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers over the agencies’ rule defining “waters of the United States.”

Ohio, Indiana NRCS adopts interim standards for gypsum applications

Saturday, June 27, 2015

An interim standard spells out how gypsum can be incorporated as part of various conservation programs and NRCS financial assistance options for gypsum applications.

Bird flu biosecurity: Pa. imposes interstate quarantine

Monday, June 22, 2015

New order says poultry moving to live bird markets and eggs destined for a commercial breaking operation from states with infected HPAI flocks must be certified the shipment has tested negative for avian influenza.

Brewing storm: 2015 net farm income could be lower than 1990s

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Can U.S. farmers take a whopping hit to their bottom line and still be standing five years from now?

Vermont still leads U.S. in maple syrup production

Monday, June 15, 2015

Vermont remains the top maple syrup-producing state in the nation, producing 40.7 percent of the United States’ maple syrup.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in Canada geese in Michigan

Monday, June 8, 2015

Michigan confirms first cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or bird flu, in free-ranging Canada geese.

EPA finalizes Clean Water Rule; defines ‘waters of the United States’

Friday, June 5, 2015

EPA says Clean Water Act ruling does not create any new permitting requirements and maintains all previous ag exemptions. Ag groups disagree.

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