DES MOINES — After more than a year of industry collaboration, the National Pork Board recently shared plans for a new common industry audit platform for pork producers, packers and processors. The program will use the existing Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) program as its foundation and expand on it to serve as a […]
GREENBELT, Md. — Data from satellite sensors show that during the Northern Hemisphere’s growing season, the Midwest region of the U.S. boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth, according to NASA and university scientists. Healthy glow Healthy plants convert light to energy via photosynthesis, but chlorophyll also emits a fraction of absorbed […]
(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 […]
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.
The number of market-ready hogs this summer could fall by more than 10 percent because of PEDv.
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.
Two million acres in eastern Virginia are experiencing an unprecedented outbreak, and cankerworm populations there are showing no sign of collapse.
Ohio governor signs state’s water quality and ag nutrient bill, requiring farmer-certification to apply fertilizer.
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.
The Ohio Supreme Court is being asked to define how the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act from 1989 and 2006 interact.
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 […]
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 […]
Building on the 2014 farm bill, program allows private entities, other partners to invest in regional conservation projects.
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
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.
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.
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.
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, […]
The future prices of both corn and wheat have increased significantly, reflecting risk in the market.
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. […]