Thursday, August 17, 2017
eggs on conveyor

Since the winter of 2016, egg prices have plummeted. While that's good for shoppers, it has been tough for egg producers. One OSU Extension expert says some Ohio egg producers are 'just hanging on.'
Ohio Ag Equipment Witmer's

Ohio Ag Equipment, a division of Ohio CAT, has purchased the Witmer’s Inc. AGCO dealership near Columbiana, Ohio. The Witmer family will now focus on its construction business.
Guernsey Co. well rig

There were 268 oil and gas drilling permits issued in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale play, and 112 permits issued in Ohio’s Utica play in March/April.
DFA DMS no longer takign independent producer milk

Approximately 225 independent dairymen in the Mideast marketing order have until Nov. 30 to find a new home for their milk. Dairy Farmers of America announced it will no longer market the independent producers’ milk.
oil and gas drilling horizontal leg record

Eclipse Resources Corporation successfully drilled its newest record-setting “super-lateral” well, the Great Scott 3H in less than 17 days. The Ohio well had a total measured depth of 27,400 feet and lateral extension of 19,300 feet.
stink bug, stinkbug, Ohio, soybeans,

The brown marmorated stink bug is a foreigner to the United States and can reduce soybean yields up to 30 percent. Ohio State researchers are hoping to find natural ways to get rid of them.
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.
NOPEC logo USDA Rural Energy Savings

The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) received a $1 million loan May 10, the first loans the U.S. Department of Agriculture is making through its Rural Energy Savings Program.
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.
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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