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Pork lovers asked to share their love

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Pork Checkoff has been celebrating the love of pork with consumers, through an integrated marketing program, including a national pork share-a-thon.

Purdue sponsoring specialty foods workshop March 13

Friday, February 28, 2014

A Purdue University workshop March 13 will offer guidance on how to start a specialty food business.

Why are conditions so dry in California?

Friday, February 28, 2014

California is supposed to be the Golden State. Make that golden brown. The entire west coast of the U.S. is changing color as the deepest drought in more than a century unfolds.

Chesapeake Energy reports 2013 finances; still waiting on infrastructure in Utica shale

Friday, February 28, 2014

As of Dec. 31, 2013, Chesapeake has drilled 425 wells in the Utica, including 230 producing wells and 195 wells awaiting pipeline connection or in various stages of completion.

Potatoes come in more sizes, colors than most Americans know

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mashed, smashed and fried, Americans love potatoes, but only a few varieties are grown in much of North American agriculture.

Experts research engineering industrial waste into proppants for shale gas and oil recovery

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Industrial and domestic waste materials are viable alternative sources of raw materials for engineering proppants — particles used to open rock fractures — for use in shale gas and oil recovery, according to Penn State material scientists John Hellmann and Barry Scheetz.

Dairy farms are not a source of far-flung bioaerosols

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Agricultural Research Service microbiologist Rob Dungan is documenting how bioaerosol dispersal fluctuates throughout the day and year, their downwind concentrations, and factors that affect dispersal patterns.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 27, 2014:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA Chapter has an Ag in the Classroom committee that goes over to Northwestern Elementary once a month to teach elementary students about different aspects of agriculture. In the month of January, the students learned about poultry. The students were taught about some of the benefits and products that […]

Cache Valley virus hits Ohio flocks

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cache Valley virus causes infertility, abortions and congenital abnormalities in sheep. This year, there has been an increase in the number of cases diagnosed and reported by Ohio sheep producers.

Five agri-stories you should read today (2-26-2014)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Here’s the agri-stories you should read today, February 26, 2014. Today’s stories include more victims of the California drought, initiatives of the USDA to stem childhood obesity, and honeybee losses.

OSU grad enters dairy industry by designing, building new facilities

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paul Keener needed a dairy that was efficient, and in good order, so he built his own.

Pa. bill protects landowners’ royalties

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

One oil and gas driller has come under fire in Pennsylvania for excessive royalty deductions, but proposed state legislation could protect landowners in a similar position.

Climate change or just the winter? Experts sound off on what they think

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Another polar vortex is set to invade the northeastern part of the United States at the end of the week Feb. 24.

OEFFA workshops offer wealth of info.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

With more than 100 workshops in two days, there was a lot to see and learn at OEFFA 2014.

Beef bust: Three arrested, hundreds of pounds recovered

Monday, February 24, 2014

Wayne County deputies recover meat, make arrests after posting info. to social media.

Crawford Co. dairyman receives top award from Pa. Dairymen’s Assoc.

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association honored Rob Waddell, Townville, Pa., and Irene Benner Osborne, Millerstown, Pa., with two of its top awards.

Pioneer, USDA, university partnership may yield sustainable farm benefits

Monday, February 24, 2014

The three-year exclusive agreement among DuPont Pioneer, the University of Missouri and USDA-ARS will focus on precision agriculture sensors and soil mapping.

Five agri-stories you should read today (2-24-2014)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Today’s must-read stories include two stories about the impact of drought. If you like almonds or coffee, be ready for higher prices. Milk producers can expect higher prices this year. Scientists and policymakers are bringing GM crops to Africa.

Corn residue management makes dramatic impact on emergence

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Corn growers know the satisfaction of seeing newly emerged, uniform rows of green corn plants set against the backdrop of dark, rich soils.

Should you reduce fertilizer rates in response to lower prices?

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Changes in crop prices often generate questions about the economics of fertilization. Prices for many crops, particularly corn, have recently fallen considerably from the highs of the past few years.

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