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Magyar to serve on United Soybean Board

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 16 members to serve on the United Soybean Board, including Jeff Magyar from Orwell, Ohio. “I truly appreciate the time and expertise these individuals have agreed to give guiding the United Soybean Board,” Perdue said. “Their work is especially important as we …

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Livestock groups petition Department of Transportation for Hours of Service flexibility

Organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country recently submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. The petition asks for a five-year exemption from certain HOS requirements for livestock haulers and encourages DOT to work with the …

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Continue to watch for ear rots

By Matt Hutcheson, Seed Consultants, Inc. In the past few weeks while making yield estimates and walking corn fields, it has become apparent that ear rots will be a concern this fall. Corn ear rots reduce corn yield, affect grain quality, and can lead to the development of mycotoxins in …

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New Food and Farm Facts available

The new Food and Farm Facts Junior edition, produced by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, is now available. “We’re pleased to announce this exciting addition to the popular Food and Farm Facts series,” said Christy Lilja, executive director of the Foundation. “Questions about agriculture are not always easy …

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Asian trade mission offers pork market insights

A recent trade mission to Asia by the National Pork Board International Marketing Committee built lasting relationships with international customers and elevated U.S. pork as the global protein of choice. The Pork Checkoff team toured Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau, meeting with pork processors, distributors and retailers, importers and …

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Considerations when planting wheat after corn

By Pierce Paul, Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist Some Ohio wheat growers are thinking about planting wheat after corn to avoid some of the late planting issues we have had to deal with over the past few years. Indeed, timely planting will result in good stand establishment (more tillers …

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NCBA calls for flexibility on Hours of Service rules

At a public listening session hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today called for additional flexibility on Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers. NCBA President Kevin Kester and Executive Director of Government Affairs Allison Rivera delivered the group’s message at …

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