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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.

Ten things you should know about ticks

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

WASHINGTON — To find out how to steer clear of Lyme disease during “picnic season” — a time when people are more likely to pick up ticks — the National Science Foundation spoke with NSF-funded disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, in Millbrook, N.Y., and program director Sam Scheiner of NSF’s Division of Environmental Biology. Below are their insights.

Census Bureau Report: South and West have fastest-growing cities

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Austin has been the capital of Texas since 1839, and in 2013 the area became the nation’s capital for population growth, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released.

Battling the phobia of GMOs

Monday, June 9, 2014

The opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is mounting another charge, this time through various state ballots designed to put into law the mandatory labeling of GMO-derived ingredients in food.

Infographic: June is National Dairy Month

Sunday, June 8, 2014

June is National Dairy Month: Did you know the average cow produces more than 500,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime? More fun facts on our infographic!

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.

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.

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.

Grain prices fall as seed hits the ground

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The planting reality is that we caught up this week in good weather, and if the sun shines and we get a little rain on time, we will continue to expect big crops.

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.

Be the change… A farmer’s pep talk!

Friday, May 30, 2014

By CATHY BERG As I sit here today in my office watching the trees sway in the wind, and admiring the beautiful hostas, iris’s and bleeding hearts growing outside my office window, I think of how much the world has changed. Public perception Public perception and our beliefs appear to now be more influenced by […]

El Nino: Is 2014 the new 1997?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

On May 8, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction forecasted a 65 percent chance of El Nino developing during the summer of 2014.

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.

Shale court battles: One loss and one settlement in the works

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — A Jefferson County farmer lost his court battle with the Hess Corporation in May. However, other area landowners may benefit from another court fight that has a proposed settlement on the bargaining table. David Cameron, a Jefferson County dairy farmer, lost the legal battle over his oil and gas lease in the […]

Farmers once again rush to begin, finish planting before June

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

With a dry spell finally in place, many farmers spent Memorial Day weekend beginning and finishing spring planting.

Memorial Day: They have not died, nor serve, in vain

Monday, May 26, 2014

Honoring active military members and veterans does not have to be an elaborate undertaking.

What can we expect from summer gasoline prices?

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Look for pump prices to run about 6 cents higher than last summer and typically range between $3.45 and $3.90 per gallon.

Smithsonian celebrates Star-Spangled Banner bicentennial beginning June 14

Saturday, May 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — Notable celebrities are supporting the National Museum of American History in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner. Artists such as Aloe Blacc, Renee Fleming, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight are encouraging Americans to take part in the museum’s coast-to-coast celebration. Raise it Up! Anthem for America, held June 14, is a […]

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