News & Events

Farm Bill's Whole-Farm Insurance a Safety Net for Diversified Farms

Published Nov. 7, 2014

The new policy, available for the 2015 crop year in most states, allows fruit and vegetable growers and organic farmers and ranchers, among others, to insure between 50 to 85% of their whole farm revenue, USDA said.

PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 8,817

Published Nov. 7, 2014

he total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 8,817 in 31 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 65 new positive samples in the most recent week reported.

Panelists call for better communication about agriculture, food

Published Nov. 7, 2014

While modern agriculture might be producing record-breaking harvests and innovations, it often seems to be floundering when it comes to communicating in a world of 24-hour news cycles, sensational headlines and 140-character tweets.

Winning farmers’ hearing loss battle

Published Nov. 7, 2014

Rex Cunningham’s realization that he was losing his hearing came to him like it does most people — gradually

Snowville Creamery milk to carry non-GMO label

Published Nov. 7, 2014

The Ohio Department of Agriculture approved Snowville’s new labels this summer — both the agency and Taylor believe they are the first of their kind — although certified organic milk is also produced by cows that eat non-GMO feed and have access to pasture.