Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a series of regulations aimed at operators of farm equipment in Pennsylvania. Those regulations would require farmers to keep logs, prohibit anyone under 18 from working a tractor, and anyone operating a tractor or other farm equipment would need a medical certificate.

California continues to lead the U.S. in number of milk cows and overall milk production, while Ohio lost 130 licensed dairy herds in 2013.
oil and gas drilling horizontal leg record

Eclipse Resources Corporation successfully drilled its newest record-setting “super-lateral” well, the Great Scott 3H in less than 17 days. The Ohio well had a total measured depth of 27,400 feet and lateral extension of 19,300 feet.
Money

A complaint, filed by Ronald and Joetta Hale, of Lisbon, Ohio, alleges Chesapeake Energy Corp. and others have underpaid oil and gas royalties to the tune of $9 million.

A grower who produces 3,000 pounds of blueberries per acre (which is about average for Ohio) and earns $5 a pound can see $15,000 per acre in gross revenue.
AGCO Fendt Ideal combine

AGCO Corporation introduced its new Fendt IDEAL combine June 19. The combine, which has gone through seven years of testing, is the first “clean-sheet” design of an axial combine in the industry in 30 years.
Ohio oil and gas well rig

Oil and gas drilling permits remain steady in the Marcellus and Utica plays. There are now 1,472 oil and gas wells producing in Ohio’s Utica shale.
Deere Precision Planting logos

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit Aug. 31 seeking to block Deere & Company’s proposed acquisition of Precision Planting LLC from Monsanto Company.
arctic apples

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has deregulated two apple varieties genetically engineered to resist browning.
warmest year on record

According to NOAA and NASA data, 2016 was the third year in a row to set a new record for global average surface temperatures.
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