Monday, November 30, 2015
Holstein dairy cows on pasture

Dairymen have until Nov. 20 to enroll in the federal Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016.
gavel on U.S. flag

Ohio-based Buckeye Power joined the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in petitioning the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

Cooperatives earned $6.5 billion in net income and generated $246.7 billion in total revenue last year.

“There’s value and return on investment in finding problems before the combine,” says Precision Drone Owner Matt Minnes, who demonstrated the drone during the 2015 Farm Science Review.

Ohio farmer Charles Wildman on the importance of farmers on social media: “I just put a human face on what we’re doing, and with that, you gain trust for the bigger issues.”

For many, it’s ‘out of the box’ thinking to consider having someone outside the family assume the ownership and management of a farm, but it may be a viable option to consider.

The crowns of trees affected by Thousand Canker Disease begin dying and the tree eventually succumbs. But in Michigan, where the disease has not been detected, scammers are on the prowl.
raking hay

Study finds that most of the farmland in Pennsylvania is owned by nonfarmers.

The strength of the U.S. dollar, which has trended upward since 2014, does not bode well for exports. Commodities are cyclical, so manage your risk and margin.

The Monsanto Company has been rebuffed in its efforts to take over Syngenta, as its latest “enhanced proposal did not meet Syngenta’s financial expectations.”