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Potato equipment manufacturers at the Agricultural Expo in Pocatello have reported continued strong sales, despite a generally poor agricultural…
01.20 / 01:42
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The new permit is expected to cover about 200 mid-sized and large dairies in Washington…
01.19 / 17:32
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(Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology) Beneficial bacteria in the gut of moth larvae produce an antibiotic that kills competing bacteria which otherwise have detrimental effects on insect development. An international team of scientists under the direction of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, were able to demonstrate for the first time that symbiotic Enterococcus mundtii bacteria secrete the antimicrobial peptide mundticin. It enters harmful germs in the…
01.19 / 17:12
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(University of California - Santa Cruz) Sexual reproduction in animals has been recognized since ancient times and used in the breeding of domesticated animals for more than 10,000 years. For most of that time, however, there was no intentional breeding of crop plants because people didn't think plants had sex. A new book, 'Flora Unveiled,' offers a deep history of perceptions about plant gender and sexuality, from the Paleolithic to the 19th…
01.19 / 17:11
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It's the Chinese Year of the Rooster, and one of the rooster's 'virtues' is management. Farmers should take note, says Editor Susan Crowell: This year has to be the year you focus on your management game. The post Farmers, channel your inner Rooster appeared first on Farm and…
01.19 / 15:17
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The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), in cooperation with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), is increasing the number of communities where air monitoring for pesticides will be conducted. The expanded air-monitoring network will allow DPR to obtain more data from more locations and give a more comprehensive picture of pesticide concentrations in the […] The post California DPR expands Pesticide Monitoring Network appeared first on Fruit Growers…
01.19 / 15:06
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President-elect Donald Trump will officially round out his cabinet by nominating former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture just a little more than 24 hours before the inauguration. As word about the choice spread Wednesday evening, most agricultural groups were waiting until the official announcement to respond, but one of the first was American Farm Bureau president Zippy ... Read…
01.19 / 13:43
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President-elect Trump’s transition team updated reporters yesterday on the outcome of meetings last week regarding Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto. Trump press secretary Sean Spicer says the president-elect received commitments from Bayer CEO Werner Baumann that they would keep Monsanto in St. Louis and “retain 100 percent of Monsanto’s 9,000-plus U.S. workforce and create at least 3,000 new U.S. high-tech jobs.” ... Read…
01.19 / 13:42
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Grain markets are weaker on light volume profit taking. The US Dollar is continuing its recovery while crude oil bounces off technical support. The stock indices are quiet ahead of tomorrow’s i…
01.19 / 12:12
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Hello from Hazard! After our deadline last week, Kenny Simballa, of Lisbon, Ohio, stopped by the office to also identify Item No. 1070, which stumped you all for a couple weeks until last week. It’s used to make a picket fence, as John Miller first identified last week, and Simballa can concur. He saw one The post Revisiting an old Hazard a Guess Mystery appeared first on Farm and D…
01.19 / 11:37
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The Vollborn family has dedicated their lives to developing a successful commercial beef cattle operation in Gallia County, Ohio. They are being honored as Ohio Cattlemen’s Commercial Producer of the Year Jan. 21. The post Vollborn family builds a respectable cattle herd appeared first on Farm and D…
01.19 / 11:36
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(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures. To better assess how climate change caused by human greenhouse gas emissions will likely impact wheat, maize and soybean, an international team of scientists now ran an unprecedentedly comprehensive set of computer simulations of US crop yields. Importantly, the scientists find that increased irrigation can help to reduce the negative effects of global…
01.19 / 10:27
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This year, Joe Hietter and his daughter, Cindy, will share their experience with growing and selling nuts in Ohio. The post Nut growers’ workshop set appeared first on Farm and…
01.19 / 06:05
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has expanded the geography for application of Enlist Duo herbicide from 15 to 34 states. The post EPA expands use of herbicide to 34 states appeared first on Farm and…
01.19 / 06:04
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Records shattered when 420 animals grossed $369,360 at the junior livestock sale Jan. 10, at the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show. The post Pa. Farm Show Junior Livestock Sale sets new record appeared first on Farm and…
01.19 / 06:03
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Chinese buyers have cancelled up to seven cargoes of ethanol due to arrive by the end of March, sources said, the first sign that a likely hike in import duties is threatening to stall demand from the world's fastest-growing market. Based on China not listing a new ethanol import tariff for 2017, the tariff is likely to rise to 30 percent from 5 percent and that should shut imports ... (425…
01.19 / 05:21
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The California Department of Water Resources announced that State Water Project contractors will get at least 60 percent of normal supplies, an increase from a 45 percent allocation a month…
01.19 / 01:37
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Australian fruit grower-shipper Favco and its Wenatchee, Wash.-based company, Favco USA LLC, will be marketing Strand Apple Inc.’s apples and pears. …
01.19 / 00:50
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In yesterday's blog, we set out a strategy of a vertical put spread. Today's post will provide another strategy to protect new crop…
01.18 / 22:06
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EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — An 11-day strike by thousands of West Coast crab fishermen has ended after a successful negotiation of prices with seafood processors. The agreement reached late Friday will restart the sputtering season for much-sought-after Dungeness crabs in Northern California, Oregon and Washington. The Humboldt Fishermen’s Marketing Association told KRCR-TV in Eureka, California, […
01.18 / 20:03
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