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  • Tri-State Beef processing plant coming to Gallia County

  • Beef producers dig deeper into DNA

  • Meigs County men plead guilty to crop insurance fraud

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Tri-State Beef processing plant coming to Gallia County

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Impacts of the proposed Tri-State Beef processing facility planned in southern Ohio will be felt beyond the state lines.

Beef producers dig deeper into DNA

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Breeders say DNA testing can now extract information from a bull only a few weeks old that in the past would have taken 10 calves sire to determine.

Meigs County men plead guilty to crop insurance fraud

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Meigs County men await sentencing for conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Pa. dairy industry teams with food bank to get milk to those who need it most

Thursday, January 22, 2015

An innovative food bank milk distribution program, spearheaded by the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, got an assist during this year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Opting out: Farm bill exempts more organic farmers from checkoffs

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A proposed rule change announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Dec. 15 would expand an exemption from national research and promotion check off orders to include 95 percent organic farmers, handlers, marketers and importers — otherwise known as “primary organic” operations.

Recent grain market mystery solved

Monday, January 12, 2015

When you have the futures market $2 above the cash market, your intuition is that the market is just broken. How ag economists solved the mystery.

It doesn’t pay to be average in the dairy business

Monday, December 29, 2014

It doesn’t pay to be average in the dairy business. Do you know where you rank? Join the Ohio Farm Business and Benchmarking program.

Farmer sets new corn yield record

Monday, December 22, 2014

New corn record tops 500 bushels per acre.

10 tips for beginning farmers to ride out market uncertainty

Monday, December 22, 2014

10 things beginning farmers should know. (Hint: It takes years for some to master good management practices.)

Odd trading week may hurt rallies

Monday, December 22, 2014

Short week, but lots of activity still happening in the markets.

FSA disaster assistance program expanded; Jan. 14 deadline set

Friday, December 19, 2014

New options provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops.

House blasts beef checkoff proposal

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A month’s worth of online public comments on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s proposed implementation of a second beef checkoff program closed Dec. 10, three days before House and Senate passage of 2015 funding legislation. But that didn’t stop legislators from weighing in on the matter.

The personal farmer: Hawk Meats turns farm market model on its ear

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Promoting the quality of a farm’s product, according to Sam Hawk, is every bit as important as the day-to-day production work. Hawk has no problem discussing his passion for farming.

Farmers: Get familiar with new big data agreement

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A data privacy agreement reached by six major farm organizations and six agriculture technology providers is expected to become industry standard language regarding data gathered on farming operations.

Will Ohio have CAUV changes by 2016?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is pushing for changes to the CAUV formula that ‘can be accomplished through administrative action and will not require legislation.’

Monsanto, wheat farmers reach settlement in Oregon GMO cases

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Monsanto and soft white wheat farmers have reached an agreement that resolves a number of lawsuits related to the 2013 discovery of genetically modified wheat on a farm in eastern Oregon.

Market monitor: Harvest pressure hurting grain prices

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The combination of a big harvest, falling storage space and the export market are impacting the price of corn and soybeans.

USDA extends deadline for dairy Margin Protection Program

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The USDA has extended the deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program to Dec. 5.

USDA: Corn stocks up 50%; soybeans, down 35%

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

There’s plenty of old corn out there, as the new corn is coming off the fields this harvest season.

Ohio farm families honored for conservation efforts

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ohio’s conservation award winners include: Gerald and Cheryl Whipple of Ottawa County; Steve and Beth Fulton of Medina County; Casey Clemens of Morgan County; Bruce and Carol Goodwin of Warren County; and Karl and Kevin Elder of Fairfield County.

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