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Manuka oil shows promise as natural weed control agent

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WASHINGTON — Weeds have a greater impact on crop yields than any other pests. Over the past several decades, farmers have continually turned to synthetic herbicides because they are the most effective deterrent against weeds.

DuPont, Plant Sensory Systems team to increase corn’s nitrogen use efficiency

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa, and BALTIMORE, Md. — DuPont and Plant Sensory Systems have entered into a collaboration to evaluate proprietary genes for increasing nitrogen use efficiency in corn.

USDA to change inspection at ports of entry for imported plants

Monday, November 7, 2011

ASHINGTON — The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is implementing changes to its sampling and inspection approach at plant inspection stations for imported plants for planting.

Ohio leads national drive to build sheep numbers

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The national program, “Let’s Grow with twoPLUS,” calls for current sheep producers to increase their flocks by two head per 100 and increase their average birth rate to two lambs per year.

World Dairy Expo hosts six successful breed sales

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

MADISON, Wis. — Throughout the week of the World Dairy Expo, five breed sales were held. The sales kicked off with the Top of the World Jersey sale, which sold 30 lots and averaged $3,315.

Hog production on the rise from 2010

Thursday, October 6, 2011

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Hog production in Ohio, Pennsylvania and the entire United States appears to be climbing.

Swine insurance program available for Pennsylvania producers

Thursday, October 6, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. –A new risk management tool is available for Pennsylvania swine producers who want to protect their gross margin on swine sold for slaughter.

Angus board approves long-range plan

Thursday, October 6, 2011

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — With an eye toward the future, the American Angus Association Board of Directors approved a 5-to-10-year plan outlining strategies aimed at benefiting all users of Angus genetics, from members to commercial cattlemen to consumers.

Gov. Corbett establishes council to strengthen dairy industry in Pa.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett has established a dairy leadership council that will help ensure that state government meets the needs of Pennsylvania’s nearly $2 billion dairy industry.

Test identifies Red Angus who carry marble bone disease

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — A new test that detects a rare and deadly bone disorder in Red Angus is now available to cattle producers, thanks to U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists.


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