The U.S. Department of Energy is making a $105 million loan guarantee to POET to support the development of the nation’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — With interest in cover crops increasing among farmers unable to plant corn because of bad weather, Purdue Extension plant experts say growers should consider herbicide residue restrictions when making planting decisions.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Tackling a problem with Johne’s disease taught Jake Fisk that concentrating on the basics can help eliminate the spread of many diseases, not just Johne’s.
WASHINGTON — The USDA recently issued a proposed rule to amend the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program as required by law.
WASHINGTON — Marginal or abandoned crop ground in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania may find new life in a new crop.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s 2011 maple syrup production was a record high — estimated at 128,000 gallons, up 137 percent from last year’s production, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Retail food prices at the supermarket increased during the second quarter of 2011, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Focusing on the calf is the simple and straightforward take-home message for all dairy and beef producers when it comes to controlling Johne’s disease in their herds.
WASHINGTON — National Farmers Union has announced a new partnership with Home Grown Cow to provide farmers and ranchers with an opportunity to market certain products directly to consumers.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Sometimes, the only way to make something better is to forget everything you already know about it and start again. That strategy brought some surprising results for scientist Larry Gut’s research in improving codling moth management techniques for Michigan’s fruit growers.