Tuesday, February 19, 2019

(Editor's note: The following is a statement by USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford regarding a detection of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in California....

The National Farmers Union says the Market-Driven Inventory System (MDIS) would save tax dollars and still provide a farm safety net.

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.

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.

Federal dollars are earmarked for habitat conservation for the turtle and golden-winged warbler in Pennsylvania.

When cattle producers experience difficult economic times, one of the first areas they look to reduce costs is bull purchases, but be sure buying a cheap bull now won’t cost you dearly in the future.

10 things beginning farmers should know. (Hint: It takes years for some to master good management practices.)
soybeans showing dicamba damage

Even with added EPA restrictions, dicamba could still go airborne and spread to other plants that it was not intended to kill. So Ohio State and Purdue weed experts are offering their own recommendations to soybean growers.
Sonny Perdue USDA

President-elect Donald Trump is likely to nominate former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue as his secretary of agriculture.
Cuban farm

Direct control of Cuba’s key agricultural resources remains a governmental priority to ensure a “rational, planned economy.”
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