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Pennsylvania nursery growers must sign up for crop insurance by May 1

Friday, April 10, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff urged nursery growers who want to be protected against losses for a full year to sign up for crop insurance coverage by May 1 because adverse weather, wildlife damage and the marketability of their crop cannot be predicted. Enrollment in new multiple peril crop insurance, or MPCI, policies […]

Program ensures fair market value

Friday, April 10, 2009

WASHINGTON — The Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP) program have implemented new regulations in accordance with the 2008 farm bill. Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments provide financing and marketing assistance for wheat, rice, feed grains, soybeans, other oilseeds, peanuts, pulse crops, honey, wool and mohair. Eligibility This assistance is […]

Organic producers eligible for EQIP

Friday, April 10, 2009

COLUMBUS — Ohio farmers who are transitioning to organic agriculture or who are currently certified organic can receive special assistance for meeting their conservation goals under new provisions in the 2008 farm bill. Farmers may apply for financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). They can receive up to $20,000 per year or […]

Ohio businesses showcased in Israel’s Agritech tradeshow

Friday, April 10, 2009

CLEVELAND — The Ohio-Israel Agricultural Initiative of the Negev Foundation ( will showcase Ohio agricultural businesses and organizations in a special booth at the Agritech 2009 International Tradeshow in Tel-Aviv, Israel from May 5-7. The Ohio booth, part of the initiative’s ongoing efforts to enhance Ohio-Israel agribusiness relations, will feature 27 Ohio companies, agricultural associations […]

New book completes pasture-based livestock production series

Friday, April 10, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. — The fourth and final book in the pasture-based livestock production series, Animal Production Systems for Pasture-Based Livestock Production, NRAES-171, is available through NRAES. This new book closely examines the nutritional requirements and special health needs of grazing and browsing animals — including beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats and horses — and […]

Aquaculture program still going strong

Friday, April 10, 2009

PIKETON, Ohio — At a time when some aquaculture research programs across the nation are struggling, the aquaculture program at Ohio State University’s South Centers at Piketon is still going strong. The Ohio Aquaculture Research and Development Integration Program will receive about $580,000 in federal funding for fiscal year 2009 to continue supporting Ohio’s $6 […]

New farmland and wildlife publication available from Penn State

Friday, April 10, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new publication available from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciencesprovides a guide for agricultural property owners who want to develop a wildlife-management plan for their farmland. Written by Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources and graduate student Amanda Yeager, Farmlands and Wildlife of Pennsylvania and the Northeast, is a 67-page […]

Be on the lookout for soybean aphids

Friday, April 10, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — High soybean aphid populations are predicted for this growing season in Ohio, continuing the trend of low populations one year and high populations the next, according to Ohio State University Extension entomologists. Prediction basis The prediction is based on information collected last fall in neighboring states. “The main criteria we are basing […]

Program estimates break-even prices

Friday, April 10, 2009

COLUMBUS — With more livestock feedstuffs than corn and soybean grains available to Ohio dairy producers, finding the bargains while managing a balanced diet can be a challenge. As the industry faces a dire economic situation, an Ohio State University computer software program is available to help alleviate some unnecessary management costs. Price estimates SESAME, […]

Pa. milk board: We’re not expanding

Friday, April 10, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board decided April 1 it would not try to capture additional premiums on Pennsylvania milk sold in other marketing areas.


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