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Prepare to prevent heat stress in poultry layers

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Stress in poultry can stem from such things as toxins, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, chemicals in the air, feeds, water and cleaning agents. But according to experts, heat stress can cause more harm to poultry than all of the above.
Each summer, U.S. poultry producers lose upwards of $165 million due to heat stress. Research shows proactive management practices and timely support can reduce the impact of heat stress on flocks and profits.
6/9/2020
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Chronic Wasting Disease detected on Ohio farms


WOOSTER, Ohio – When a single case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was detected in deer on a farm in Wayne County two weeks ago, not many red flags shown. Since then, a third case of CWD was detected on a third farm in northern Ohio. The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has decided not to release the names of the facilities, or their locations, until it wraps up the investigation
6/9/2020
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State interpretations of dicama ruling are mixed and subject to change

If you are confused about the June 3 Ninth District Court of Appeals ruling that vacated the 2018 dicamba registration, you are not alone. On the surface the decision to disallow sales and usage of the controversial weed killer impacts all farmers using ENGENIA®, FEXAPAN® and XTENDIMAX® herbicides, and could not come at a more detrimental time for soybean farmers who have nearly completed putting the 2020 soybean crop in the ground. The products are also used in the cotton industry.
6/9/2020
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Cormo CEO lured to Rushville by passion of Indiana farmers
RUSHVILLE, Ind. – Most people in Rush County know Florida-based Cormo USA is up and running in its 108,000-square-foot facility in Rushville. And most know that the company converts corn stover, or crop residue, into value-added products such as sustainable peat moss and a foam-like construction material
6/9/2020
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Feedlots increasing the number of cattle being marketed


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Feedlots have been increasing the number of cattle being marketed and are moving them as quickly as possible.
“Live cattle futures are going to have to chase down cash prices as they have accelerated the past couple of weeks, while the June live cattle contract is stagnant, comparatively speaking,” Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee agricultural economist, said late last month.
6/9/2020
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Kentucky officials ask DOJ to investigate meatpackers

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Two of Kentucky’s top officials have requested that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate possible anti-competitive practices in the beef packing sector.
5/29/2020
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AFT releases study on non-operator landowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Roughly 40 percent of farmland in the United States is rented and nearly one-third of that land is owned by women. To this day, no one has a handle on how much of these rented lands are integrated into farmer conservation practices and that has those at the American Farmland Trust (AFT) highly concerned
5/29/2020
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Farm equipment sales are expected to bounce back in 2021


MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Farm equipment sales are expected to be down in 2020 but could bounce back next year, according to the director of market intelligence for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
5/29/2020
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Farmers urged to look ahead, consider 2021 decisions

URBANA, Ill. - A live poll showed that 65 percent of the 250 farmers attending a recent UniversitAy of Illinois farmdoc webinar expected to incur income losses in 2020-2021. A discussion on what factors will influence farm income and how to minimize income losses was led by farmdoc team member Gary Schnitkey, who advised farmers to start considering their 2021 planting decisions today. 
5/29/2020
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Ohioan finds success with feed business he started through FFA

OXFORD, Ohio In 2019, his junior year at Talawanda High School, Justin Beckner started his business, In Pursuit Show Feeds, as an FFA Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE). In 2020 that business helped him place second in the Ohio FFA Agricultural Sales Entrepreneurship competition.
5/29/2020
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