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Forget the wet spring: Farmers planted record acres of everything

Friday, June 28, 2013

The corn acreage is the highest acreage planted to corn since 1936 and marks a fifth year in a row of corn acreage increases in the United States.

Wegmans funds pilot cheese-making program at Cornell

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wegmans and Cornell partner to put N.Y. on the map for artisanal and specialty cheesemaking.

Dairy update: Nutrient management legislation coming to Ohio

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dairy industry trying to inform lawmakers as they prepare for new water and nutrient legislation.

Ohio Holstein Association fires general manager

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Board says it knew nothing about three-year-old contract until checks started to bounce

State of the industry: Aquaculture

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The state of the aquaculture industry … As provided for our annual Progress Edition, by Marty Domer of Domer’s Fish Hatchery

Federal food safety laws could cost industry millions

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — When the new federal produce safety rules become effective — a process likely to happen in the next 12 months — they will do so at an additional cost to the farmers who must comply. The Food and Drug Administration estimates that its new rules, which meet the requirements of the Food […]

Monsanto describes find of genetically-engineered wheat as ‘suspicious’

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monsanto is describing the discovery of Roundup Ready wheat in Oregon as “suspicious” in its latest update.

Program doubles food stamp value for produce in some Detroit grocery stores

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Some Detroit grocery stores will be double food stamps when they’re used to purchase fresh produce.

Poison hemlock: Prolific weed chokes plants, and can kill livestock

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Poison hemlock is a weed that livestock owners cannot afford to ignore because all parts of this plant including leaves, stems and roots are poisonous when ingested.

Shaver’s Creek witnessing collapse of Pennsylvania bat population

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The bat population at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center has dwindled because of white-nose syndrome. The population can now be counted on one hand. The impact a declining bat population has on agriculture may surprise you.


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