URBANA, Ill. — June Dairy Month marks the midpoint of 2009, a year that clearly will not be “kind” to dairy producers, said a University of Illinois Extension dairy specialist. “Dairy managers are recording huge financial losses,” said Mike Hutjens. “Milk prices dropped nearly 40 percent starting last January, reaching less than $12 per hundred […]
AMES, Iowa — The recent H1N1 influenza epidemic has raised many questions about how animal viruses move to human populations. Potential route One potential route is through veterinarians, who, according to a new report by University of Iowa College of Public Health researchers, are at markedly increased risk of infection with zoonotic pathogens — the […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is warning residents of Forward Township in Evans City, Butler County, that giant hogweed, a noxious and invasive weed that can cause blistering and scarring on the skin of susceptible people, has been confirmed in their area.
WASHINGTON — In his first address to an agricultural trade association as a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk told members of the U.S. Meat Export Federation that he is committed to making U.S. exports a cornerstone of the nation’s economic recovery. In order to do so, however, he emphasized trading […]
URBANA, Ill. — The H1N1 flu and rising feed prices have once again put the pork industry into deep losses, continuing the trend of “red ink” dating back to the fall of 2007. “While recovery in hog prices is expected as the world tries to return to more normal consumption, the financial stress may be […]
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — The Western Extension Committee of the Washington State University Extension Western Center for Risk Management Education will hold an interactive online webinar series on a variety of issues to help agricultural producers and other professionals better understand and deal with today’s changing economy. Multiple online sessions Titled “Ag in Uncertain Times,” […]
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has recommended nearly $24 million in funding through the Wright Projects Program in support of near-term commercialization projects requiring major capital acquisitions and improvements at Ohio colleges and universities and nonprofit research institutions. The awards are contingent upon State Controlling Board approval. About the program The Ohio Third […]
MADISON, Ohio — The wineries in Ohio’s Grand River Valley Wine Region are garnering top honors in many national and international wine competitions. The most recent announcement came from the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition with both Debonne Vineyards and Ferrante Winery being awarded a Double Gold for their Riesling varietal wines. One of the […]
COLUMBUS — Leafy green vegetable growers are preparing for the possibility of a national agreement that would set standards for the production and handling of the vegetables.
PIKETON, Ohio — Ohio State University’s South Centers at Piketon, located off state Route 32 in Pike County, may not look like the ideal place for lake sturgeon, largemouth bass and blue gill. But it’s full of surprises. The facility boasts the only fish genetics lab in the Midwest and is the cornerstone of research […]