Friday, December 9, 2016
Deere Precision Planting logos

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit Aug. 31 seeking to block Deere & Company’s proposed acquisition of Precision Planting LLC from Monsanto Company.
farmland preservation

Pennsylvania now leads the US with the most farms, and acres, preserved for agricultural production through its farmland preservation easement program.
soybean field

Crop update: There are huge crops once you get out of Ohio and head west.

WASHINGTON — A northern Ohio wetland mitigation bank project received $350,000 through the Natural Resources Conservation Service, part of a $7 million effort to...
Schott Fire

Schott Feed and Supply, Inc. in Alliance, Ohio, was destroyed in an early morning fire Aug. 16.
Ohio farmland

Agricultural soil phosphorus levels held steady or trended downward in at least 80 percent of Ohio counties from 1993 through 2015. Less phosphorus in soil = reduced phosphorus runoff risk.
ethanol chart

Total capacity of U.S. ethanol plants increased by more than 500 million gallons per year in January 2016, compared with January 2015.
drilling rig

Ohio issued only 19 drilling permits in the Utica Shale in July, signaling continued pull-back in oil and gas industry. In contrast, Pennsylvania granted 100 permits.
freestall barn waiting area

USDA announces MPP safety net kicks in for dairymen; deadline currently set at Sept. 30, although lawmakers pushing for extension until Dec. 31.
dep oil and gas report cover

Pennsylvania is the second largest supplier of natural gas in the nation, producing enough natural gas to power more than 62 million U.S. households annually.
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