Thursday, January 21, 2021

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.

Southwestern Energy Company is buying natural gas properties located in Pennsylvania prospective for the Marcellus Shale from Chesapeake Energy Corporation.
grain storage bin

Grain futures markets on the Chicago Board of Trade made new life-of-contract highs as we finished the year, and then made new highs Jan. 4 and Jan. 5. 

Dairy Farmers of America will pay $46 million to buyers of certain dairy products, part of a settlement agreement in an ongoing lawsuit regarding trading activity on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

As a percentage of total U.S. production, we are now exporting more dairy products than corn. (We exported the equivalent of 31.2 billion pounds of milk, or more than the total annual milk production from New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania combined.)
soybean planter in field

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology will now be incorporated into the Mycogen and Dairyland Seed brands, following a license agreement between Monsanto and Corteva Agriscience.
Central Pa. Food Bank bowl

With the funding appropriated through the state’s 2015-16 budget, the commonwealth’s charitable food banks will buy surplus agricultural products produced in Pennsylvania.

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Ohio was recently approved to accept Cache Valley Virus (CVV) as a qualifying disease for the FSA Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program.
Rural stream

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.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The world's feed production has reached an estimated 873 million metric tons, according to a global survey commissioned by Alltech. Conducted through Alltech's regional managers, the survey assessed the tonnage of 132 countries and all species.