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Some of the satellite sites serving the hub could be in Florida, New York, Ohio or Pennsylvania, the bank said, although nothing official has been announced.
Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse is leading a mission to promote U.S. agricultural exports to Turkey, this week. Representatives from Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania, as well as 20 U.S. companies are participating.
In 2010, farmers reported more than $320 million in losses because they didn't get the workers they needed. Illegal workers fill most of the gap, but increasingly the bigger companies are moving production to Latin America.
So a Canadian researcher named Thierry Chopin is pushing to develop a less expensive technology that could be used to clean up the many fish farms that are already operating in coastal waters.
Farm Progress Show recently signed a cooperation agreement with Expoagro, a major outdoor farm show in Argentina.
The statewide planting progress reports from USDA also show a normal planting season for Ohio. While planting progress started out slow, corn and soybean planting was right on pace with the five-year average by the May 12 progress report and then moved ahead of the planting pace later in May.
Now the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has targeted six major streams â€” the Maumee, Sandusky, Cuyahoga, Wabash, Scioto and Great Miami rivers â€”to begin monitoring and reducing pollution that exacerbates the algae.
Informa pegged U.S. production of hard red winter wheat at 778 million bushels, 2.5% below the firm's May estimate, but 9.6 million above the U.S. Department of Agriculture's May forecast. Hard red winter wheat yields are forecast to average 36.9 bushels per acre, 3.8 bushels per acre below last year.
agriculture is a technology and has been a technology since we first sowed wheat grasses on the banks of the Nile thousands of years ago. We have to be realistic about that. We have to lose our complete addiction to these romantic images of what farming
The agriculture secretary, Tom Vilsack, moved to steady Asian and European nerves about US wheat exports on Wednesday, saying there was no indication that rogue GM wheat had entered into the greater food supply