Tuesday, September 25, 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.
Plant17 flooded field in Ohio

Ohio farmers, and others, are facing questions about replanting corn and soybeans, or are wondering when they'll even get the seed in the ground. Advice from Ohio State will help.
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DuPont Pioneer waxy corn hybrids may be first CRISPR agriculture product to reach the market.

In the Nov. 3 election, Ohio voters passed Issue 2, but the Humane Society of United States plans its own ballot initiative in response.

Debate continues if benefits of country-of-origin labels policy outweigh costs.
Certified Angus Beef in Russia

In its first expansion beyond North America, Certified Angus Beef began production and sales in Russia this spring, through licensed partner Miratorg Agribusiness Holding.
sshale oil and gas drilling rig

In Ohio, 1,760 horizontal shale wells reported oil and natural gas production during the third quarter.

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.
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The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) received a $1 million loan May 10, the first loans the U.S. Department of Agriculture is making through its Rural Energy Savings Program.

The owner of Witmer's Feed and Grain and a former manager go head to head in allegations made against each other.
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