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- OFBF examining CAUV formula
- From plan to policy
- ‘In it for the long run’
- Bill addresses concerns about state’s agritourism activities
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About 4 billion bushels of soybeans and 14.5 billion bushels of corn are expected as harvest winds up this fall, made possible by producers planting more corn and soybean acres and near-perfect weather in the Corn Belt.
The Star of the West Milling Co., headquartered in Frankenmuth, Mich., announced last month it will begin construction on a second Ohio mill, in Willard, this fall. The mill, which is targeted for completion by fall of 2016, will be able to produce 10,000 cwt. of flour per day, all of which will be dedicated to milling soft red winter wheat.
The report, which appears in the November issue of the journal Seismological Research Letters, identified nearly 400 tremors on a previously unmapped fault in Harrison County between Oct. 1 and Dec. 13, 2013.
According to the study, although the U.S. is still the dominant country in the world soybean market, the U.S. market share of soybean world trade is declining.
â€śIn the past, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan beans have been incredibly popular with the Japanese market. We have better protein content,â€ť said Larry Holloway, general manager of the DeLong operations in Kirby, about 6 miles west of Upper Sandusky.
USDA is announcing several of the steps it is taking to help farmers manage their herbicide resistant weed problems in a more holistic and sustainable way:
â€śWeed control in major crops is almost entirely accomplished with herbicides today,â€ť said Vilsack. â€śUSDA, working in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency, must continue to identify ways to encourage producers to adopt diverse tactics for weed management in addition to herbicide control. The actions we are taking today are part of this effort.
A resolution to a three-year impasse in the national beef checkoff enhancement work group suggested by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack may do more harm than good, according to members of the National Cattlemenâ€™s Beef Association.
Long before he made his way to the podium at the Bioproducts World Showcase Oct. 7, in Columbus, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was already in close conversation with most of the companies and researchers who attended the inaugural event.
We expect to see above normal rainfall for the rest of October. There is a greater than 80% chance of exceeding two inches of rain in the next two weeks over most of Ohio which is high for this time of the year. Normal rainfall is about an inch the next two weeks.