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Tell us your story: 100 years in 100 words

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Over the past 100 years, Farm and Dairy has been more than a newspaper to many of you — we’ve become a community, a family.

Crawford County, Pa. Raney dairy farm to host open house

Saturday, July 5, 2014

J-RA Holsteins is located just miles from the Ohio border in Adamsville, Pennsylvania.

Hog, pig inventory lowest since 2007

Thursday, July 3, 2014

As of June 1, there were 62.1 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, the lowest inventory since 2007, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published June 27 by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

New research suggests a solution to student loan crisis

Thursday, July 3, 2014

As America’s student debt crisis continues to worsen, researchers at the University of Michigan and Elon University believe they have a solution — let the federal government, rather than private banks, handle student loans.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 3, 2014:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

BURTON, Ohio — Geauga County 4-H’ers and advisers participated in the 2014 Farm to Plate 4-H field trip recently. This year’s trip was based on horticulture. The first stop was at Geauga County Extension Office, where Auctioneer Mike Davis explained how the Geauga Produce Growers got started and about how the group helps smaller farms […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 3, 2014:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

ASHLAND, Ohio — This summer has been very busy for the Crestview FFA Chapter. Members have been involved with FFA Camp Muskingum and test plots, along with upcoming events such as Richland County Fair and officer retreat. The week of June 16, eight members attended FFA Camp Muskingum: Lance Witmer, Logan Campbell, Walker Ramsay, Jacob […]

Superbugs and antibiotic resistance: the facts

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The subject of antibiotic-resistant pathogens and poultry is complicated, frightening and easily sensationalized, according to a food-safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Pennsylvania farm buildings tell the story of the state’s agricultural history

Monday, June 30, 2014

The rustic beauty of Pennsylvania’s farmhouses, barns and outbuildings often strikes motorists traveling the highways that crisscross the rural heartland of the state, but few people realize the stories these buildings can tell us about the past — and maybe the future — of agriculture.

Keep kids off your lap if you’re mowing!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

As many as 7,000 children younger than 16 are injured in lawn mower accidents in the United States every year.

Stored crop could be at risk for mycotoxins

Friday, June 27, 2014

Temperature, moisture, oxygen and crop damage during storage can create an environment where molds can produce additional mycotoxins.

Reader: Grapevines can indeed be destructive

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Editor: Your June 5 issue contained a column by Scott Shalaway titled, Grapevines are aggressive, but not deadly. Both the title of the article and portions of content within the article are very wrong. Left uncontrolled, grapevines will slow the growth of trees, and when vines are abundant, grapevines can physically pull trees down and […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of June 26, 2014:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

WEST SALEM, Ohio — On June 16 and 17, the Northwestern FFA officers held their yearly retreat to plan for the upcoming year. Ally Ruegg, Adam Miley, Spencer Sloan, Zach Berry, Rachelle Howman, Emily Flinn, Shannon Garrison, Brittany Bunyak, Kaci Way, Faith Hudson, Sarah Maximovich, Shania Reed, Phil Eberly, Courtney Franks, McKayla Bunyak and Kierstyn […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 26, 2014:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — The Tuscarawas County 4-H Health & Safety Speaking Contest was held June 17 at JIM’s Place in New Philadelphia. The results, the contest are as follows: Junior Division (under 14 as, Jan. 1): 1. Clayton Sprowl, Port Washington; 2. Kaden Shepherd, Newcomerstown; 3. Joseph Brown, Port Washington. Senior Division (14 and […]

Technology makes a big difference in forage production

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Technology, while costly, can make a big difference in your forage crop.

Ohio State releases guide for Christmas tree producers

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University Extension has released a new publication that offers information designed to help Christmas tree producers who are either contemplating entering the Christmas tree production industry or are experienced growers looking to boost their operations, said Cindy McCain, marketing and promotions manager for media distribution for OSU Extension. The Ohio Christmas […]

Higher beef prices could mean herd expansion

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Record high beef prices encourage some producers to expand, but investment will be costly.

Bio-dome imagines future of food in space

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The ecosystem provides protein and carbohydrates in the form of fish, vegetables and herbs.

Ohio’s new land grant university, Central State, eligible for $1.3 million

Monday, June 23, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made funds available June 23 to support food and agriculture science facility improvement at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Breeders can delve into genomics at annual meeting

Friday, June 20, 2014

Five experts in genomic testing and evaluation will share their perspectives and prognosis for the future of Jersey genomics in a moderated panel discussion June 27 during the American Jersey Cattle Association-National All Jersey annual meetings in Alexandria, Va.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 19, 2014:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

BERLIN CENTER, Ohio — Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club member Shannon Marshburn shared her expertise about her “Shopping Saavy” clothing project when the club met for their June meeting. Her presentation included the information she used on her poster display and how she assembled her notebook for clothing judging in 2013. Kathleen Moser announced a […]

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