Sunday, February 26, 2017
warmest year on record

According to NOAA and NASA data, 2016 was the third year in a row to set a new record for global average surface temperatures.
Sonny Perdue USDA

President-elect Donald Trump is likely to nominate former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue as his secretary of agriculture.
perennial wheat, wheatgrass

Scientists at Washington State University have combined wheat and wheatgrass in a new hybrid perennial grain crop
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.
AFBF Bob Stallman

According to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall , last year's election should send a message to politicians: "Ignore rural America at your own risk!”
Beef cattle at prison farm.

Obama administration takes first steps toward reinstating trade action against EU in response to EU practices against U.S. beef.
Rebecca Singer

Rebecca Singer has been named president and CEO of the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT), located in Toledo.
cover crops

Penn State survey finds farmers have put a lot of their dollars and resources into efforts to protect the Chesapeake Bay.
Ohio oil and gas well rig

Oil and gas drilling permits remain steady in the Marcellus and Utica plays. There are now 1,472 oil and gas wells producing in Ohio’s Utica shale.
biomass diesel outlook

EIA forecasts continued biomass-based diesel growth due to EPA's final 2017 RFS targets; ethanol demand stagnant.
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