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USDA’s new BSE rule will put U.S. in line with international standards

Monday, November 4, 2013

New U.S. BSE regulations are based on internationally accepted scientific literature and standards set by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

Look for USDA crop report Nov. 8

Friday, October 25, 2013

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish information in the Nov. 8 Crop Production report that was originally scheduled for release in the October report.

Ohio EPA Nutrient Reduction Strategy to measure ‘health of streams’

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is awaiting Congressional action on a Nutrient Reduction Strategy that it submitted to the federal EPA June 28.

The proposal seeks new limits on the amounts of phosphorus and nitrogen that can enter Ohio’s various streams and water bodies, but in relation to the aquatic life in a particular stream, and other biological factors.

DFA signs deal to boost haulers’ CNG fuel use

Thursday, October 10, 2013

AMP Americas has signed a deal with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers to convert a portion of their diesel needs to CNG by working with haulers to convert their fleets.

Chevy, GMC expands compressed natural gas versions of trucks, vans

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Chevrolet and GMC will offer new bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and all-new dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year.

George W. Bush to keynote energy event in Pittsburgh

Friday, October 4, 2013

Former President George W. Bush will deliver the keynote luncheon address Nov. 14 at Hart Energy’s 5th annual DUG East conference and exhibition in Pittsburgh.

Natural gas liquids pipeline cutting through Columbiana County, Ohio

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The pipeline will connect the Hickory Bend Cryogenic Processing Plant in New Middletown, Ohio, to the UEO Kensington facility near in southern Columbiana County.

USDA grain stocks report: Ohio has the lowest corn carryover since 1997

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Nationally, corn and soybean stocks stored in all positions are down 17 percent from 2012.

U.S., Japan OK organic trade deal

Monday, September 30, 2013

The United States and Japan finalized a deal Sept. 26 that will allow organic products certified in Japan or in the United States to be sold as organic in either country, beginning Jan. 1.

Soybean growers, thank the RFS

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fuel manufacturers could use at least 4.8 billion pounds of soybean oil this year.

Michigan livestock haulers fined

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has levied more than $22,000 in fines against two Michigan livestock dealers who illegally moved calves without official Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags.

House passes nutrition-only bill, but clock’s still ticking on farm bill

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Can a conference committee quickly hammer out a new farm bill before Sept. 30? Doubtful.

Court upholds country-of-origin labeling

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Debate continues if benefits of country-of-origin labels policy outweigh costs.

Up and down: USDA releases latest crop forecast, demand numbers

Friday, September 13, 2013

Despite weather conditions in parts of the U.S., national corn production is forecast at 13.8 billion bushels, up 28 percent from 2012. If realized, this will be a new record production for the United States.

Keep an eye on the corn-wheat dynamic

Friday, September 6, 2013

While many factors will shape and re-shape corn’s influence on wheat prices, the ongoing battle for planted acres will drive continued market volatility.

Ohio State scientist develops new vaccine for PRRS viral disease in pigs

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Although 100% effective in university tests, the vaccine still needs to be field tested before it becomes commercially available.

How to make a preharvest estimate

Monday, September 2, 2013

Everyone is wondering how their crops stack up this year. Here’s a quick how-to guide for estimating your corn and soybean yields.

Scout soybeans for downy mildew: If you have it, it’s there to stay

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Ohio State expert: Conditions could not be more perfect for downy mildew and other late season soybean diseases.

Weather threatens previously optimistic hog outlook

Saturday, August 31, 2013

At this point, there’s no way to know exactly how much corn and soybeans will yield, how much grain and feed prices will increase or how they will affect hog producers.

Consol to drill in Marcellus shale at Pittsburgh airport

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Consol Energy plans 47 Marcellus wells, with the future potential to drill Upper Devonian wells, on ground at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

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