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Changes in crop insurance mean flexibility in planting cover crops

Thursday, December 8, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Risk Management Agency is giving farmers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio more flexibility when insuring a crop that follows a cover crop.

Four ways to manage risk volatility on your farm

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Corn prices have dropped as much as $2 since August. How are you managing your farm’s risk?

Pork producers’ profits return in 2012

Sunday, December 4, 2011

URBANA, Ill. — The pork industry is expected to have a profitable year in 2012. In fact, the level of profitability could be the most favorable during the high-priced feed era.

Ohio multi-breed dairy fall sale a success

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — The sale committees for the Ohio Holstein Association and the Ohio Ayrshire Breeders Association is giving thanks for many things at the Ohio Multi-Breed Fall Sale held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds Nov. 19.

Wet harvest gives Ohio farmers reprieve from trucking regs

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has granted temporary regulatory relief from the hours-of-service requirements for drivers transporting agricultural products within Ohio.

USDA lowers crop insurance premiums for corn and soybean growers

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New crop insurance premiums for 2012 should reduce corn farmers’ rates by 7 percent and soybean farmers’ by 9 percent.

‘Intelligent rations': Dairy feeding goes high tech in Minnesota study

Friday, November 25, 2011

New dairy feeding system can scan forages and wirelessly make corrections for ingredient deviations from the recipe.

Fate of 2012 farm bill remains mystery

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

WASHINGTON — The future of 2012 farm bill is unknown, after the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, often called the super committee, failed to reach a compromise Nov. 21.

John Deere wins Swedish Steel Prize

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Deere & Company (John Deere), Moline, Ill., received this year’s Swedish Steel Prize, presented by international steel producer SSAB.

Ohio, Pa., and N.Y. counties gain disaster status; farmers eligible for aid

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Erie County, Pa., as a natural disaster area due to excessive rain that occurred between May 1 and June 28, 2011.

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