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Pioneer opens new corn research center in Urbana

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

(Farm and Dairy was informed June 12 that Pioneer plans to close the recently opened Urbana research location. This announcement was made post-press. The company is working to offer other positions to employees and keep its seed research in-state. The company states: “Through a process of review, Pioneer will further align talent and technology with […]

EPA funding will clean up and redevelop contaminated sites

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Several western Pennsylvania communities will share in a nationwide total of $67 million in brownfields funding announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties.

PEDv; USDA offers funds for swine virus reporting and research

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The number of market-ready hogs this summer could fall by more than 10 percent because of PEDv.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Efficiency and design are vital to well output

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The common point of Hart Energy’s 2014 Marcellus Utica Midstream conference was that it takes time, technology and the right completion design to get the most out of the Utica and Marcellus shale wells.

Fall Cankerworms make major May appearance in West Virginia

Friday, June 6, 2014

Two million acres in eastern Virginia are experiencing an unprecedented outbreak, and cankerworm populations there are showing no sign of collapse.

Kasich signs Ohio’s ag nutrients bill

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ohio governor signs state’s water quality and ag nutrient bill, requiring farmer-certification to apply fertilizer.

Webinars for veterinarians, farmers to cover organic livestock grazing

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Participants will learn how to perform an on-farm risk assessment, or audit, to identify and rank risk factors associated with herd health and performance.

Who owns the mineral rights? The Ohio Supreme Court may decide

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court is being asked to define how the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act from 1989 and 2006 interact.

Historical society names Mahoning Valley historic preservation award winners announced

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN — The Historic Preservation Committee of the MVHS board of directors has announced the winners of the 2014 Historic Preservation Awards. These awards honor those in Mahoning and Trumbull counties who take an active role in preserving historic buildings, sites, and districts. The categories and winners are as follows: Commercial Revitalization Award • Erie […]

National Dairy Shrine names winners

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

DENMARK, Wis. — The National Dairy Shrine has announced the winners of the Guest of Honor, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, Pioneer, Progressive Dairy Manager and Graduate Dairy Production awards for 2014. These awards were designed to honor past, present and future dairy industry leaders who have contributed to strengthening and energizing the dairy industry. Bernard […]

USDA unveils new, partner-driven conservation program

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Building on the 2014 farm bill, program allows private entities, other partners to invest in regional conservation projects.

Delayed planting increases need to scout for pests

Monday, June 2, 2014

In addition to cereal leaf beetle, alfalfa weevil and black cutworm, crop growers need to be on the lookout for slugs, especially in fields with a history of slug damage

Extension educator lending a hand to rural farmers in Mozambique, Africa

Saturday, May 31, 2014

I had the opportunity to assist corn and soybean farmers near the town of Catandica in west central Mozambique in Africa on my third CNFA Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) volunteer assignment.

Combined wool pools set for Lawrence and Mercer counties

Friday, May 30, 2014

In an effort to make the two northwest Pennsylvania Wool Pools more efficient in labor management, equipment, and better on their wool poolers, the Mercer County and Lawrence County Pennsylvania Sheep and Wool Growers Directors have voted to combine their wool pools starting in 2014.

Measles outbreak could be linked to immunization fears

Friday, May 30, 2014

Childhood immunizations for measles have practically eliminated outbreaks of the disease in North America. However, outbreaks of the disease in North America started to pop up in 2013 and 2014. In Ohio, there are 17 reported cases in Ashland County; 6 reported cases in Coshocton County; 18 reported cases in Holmes County; 86 reported cases in Knox County; 1 reported case in Richland County and 1 reported case in Wayne County.

Environmentalists link with Smithfield

Thursday, May 29, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Environmental Defense Fund recently announced a collaboration with Smithfield Foods and its livestock production subsidiary, Murphy-Brown LLC, that will help farmers optimize fertilizer application to grain grown for animal feed. By working with farmers and engaging all points along the food supply chain, the organizations hope to significantly reduce fertilizer runoff, […]

Uncertainty in Ukraine drives up grain prices

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The future prices of both corn and wheat have increased significantly, reflecting risk in the market.

Exhibit in New York features artifacts from Jewish humanitarian group

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

NEW YORK — On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee a new exhibition, I Live. Send Help. 100 Years of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, will be on view at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, in New York City, from June 13 through Sept. 21. […]

NOAA finds probable site of steamer former slave piloted to freedom

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. — NOAA announced recently it has determined the probable location of the remains of the Civil War-era sidewheel steamer Planter, which gained national fame in 1862 when a group of enslaved African-Americans commandeered the Confederate Navy transport ship in a daring escape to freedom. The announcement was made in Charleston, South Carolina, where […]

Pa. tour to focus on cow transition

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The upcoming “Transition Dairy Tour” will showcase the importance of cow transition. The Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania are holding a tour June 5 to see how three different farms in Central Pa. are getting results from the changes they’ve made to their transition management. The PDMP ‘Transition Tour’ will begin at […]

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