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  • USDA gives nonbrowning apples the green light

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Residual herbicide restrictions likely to affect cover crop planting decisions

Thursday, June 30, 2011

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.

Michigan dairyman tackled Johne’s with focus on calves

Thursday, June 30, 2011

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.

Proposed rule would enact electronic reporting system for dairy products

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WASHINGTON — The USDA recently issued a proposed rule to amend the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program as required by law.

Ohio firm gets USDA biomass grant

Friday, June 17, 2011

WASHINGTON — Marginal or abandoned crop ground in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania may find new life in a new crop.

Pennsylvania sets maple syrup record

Thursday, June 16, 2011

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.

Rising energy costs drive food prices

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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.

Key to managing Johne’s? Focus on calf, MSU researchers say

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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.

NFU partnership connects farmers, consumers

Saturday, June 11, 2011

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.

Michigan State researchers create cost-effective trap for apple pests

Friday, June 10, 2011

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.

Midwest farmers can claim prevented planting in cover crop situations

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ruling covers farmers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.


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