News & Events

Agriculture Acquirers Feed on Crop Protection

Published Oct. 5, 2015

agriculture suppliers, including crop protection companies, have become attractive targets. Seed protectors are important tools that help farmers manage their fields. The demand for suppliers in these areas is driving M&A activity in the agriculture sector.

Agriculture industry seeks Cuba openings

Published Oct. 6, 2015

Beyond exporting goods, U.S. farm businesses could potentially sell equipment or help incorporate better seed and pest management methods. Still, agricultural economists say it’s important to keep things in perspective. Cuba is a nation of about 11 million people.

California agriculture weathers drought — at a cost

Published Oct. 1, 2015

The spring snowpack is the paltriest ever measured — by April it contained just 5% of a normal year’s water — and by the end of August the major reservoirs held 59% of their historical average.

Celebrate Ohio's harvest season at the Bob Evans Farm Festival

Published Oct. 6, 2015

Attended each year by more than 30,000 people, this year's Bob Evans Farm Festival takes place on Friday, October, 9, Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11. The Festival offers a multitude of activities and demonstrations for visitors including farm contests, wagon rides, a pedal tractor pull and a large Arts & Crafts show (more than 100 artisans).

Conversation Begins About How to Collect On-Farm Antibiotic Use Data

Published Oct. 1, 2015

“Tracking the use of antibiotics is critical to knowing how we’re doing with stewardship,” said Beth Bell, director of the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. “Good information about where, why and how animal antibiotics are used is the basic information needed to know when stewardship is going well.”