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Farm Credit introduces Homegrown by Heroes

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MidAtlantic Farm Credit, has announced the Homegrown by Heroes initiative, a national food labeling program for veteran farmers.

Forage school coming to Jefferson

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Forage school to be held in January.

Women farmers need to be recognized for their work

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Editor: It’s almost impossible to imagine but according to the recent Women Farm survey of farms in Ohio, there are 32,237 women farm operators doing a variety of work in traditional farming, niche farming, agri-tourism and organics. As a woman farmer I would like to have more access to information, better linkages to other women […]

Pardon me: Ohio farm to present presidential turkey

Monday, November 10, 2014

Cooper Farms, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, is raising the Thanksgiving turkey to be pardoned by President Obama.

New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Using new tracers, scientists can determine where frack fluid contamination has — or hasn’t — been released.

Record cattle prices, again and again

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Beef producers are working to expand their herds. This is demonstrated by the 18 percent reduction in beef cow slaughter so far this year.

Bunny basics: Proper rabbit husbandry

Saturday, November 8, 2014

For those who are thinking of getting a pet rabbit, but are not sure how to care for it, Dr. Kenneth Welle, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana has some suggestions on proper rabbit care.

Vacation with Us: Dale Broadwater and Maureen Nicka

Friday, November 7, 2014

In September, Farm and Dairy traveled across Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado by motorcycle with Dale Broadwater and Maureen Nicka, of Madison, Ohio, — reaching elevations of 12,800 feet.

Penn State Extension Farm Workshop: Building Management and Leadership Excellence

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Penn State Extension will be hosting the farm executive workshop Jan. 13-14 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Pa.

Engineering soybean disease strategies

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pathogens in soybeans are a big problem not only in the U.S., but also around the world and no more so than in Asia, where soy is a major food source. Asian countries buy much of their soy from the U.S.

Monsanto plans new insect program

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Two years ago, Monsanto launched the Corn Rootworm Knowledge program, designed to reward the research and academic community for outstanding projects that addressed specific aspects of the pest and how best to manage it.

Weather-tracking tool helps track insects

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Corn earworms (also known as cotton bollworms) cost cotton producers an estimated $200 million a year in lost crops and control expenses, and they are notoriously hard to track because they migrate at night.

Boosting global corn yields depends on improving key nutrients

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ensuring that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is crucial to increasing global yields, a Purdue and Kansas State University study finds.

Northwestern Ohio study looks at pollinators

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Center Seeds, in conjunction with Rasawehr Farms, is conducting a three-year study with a variety of mixed pollinating plant species to establish ideal habitats for pollinators and to improve ecological diversity on the farming acreage in proximity to these habitats.

4R and precision agriculture — where’s the payback?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Considering the current state of declining crop prices, discussions at the 2014 InfoAg conference were focused on the return on investment (ROI) of precision agriculture (PA) practices.

Mycogen Seeds introduces new corn hybrids

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mycogen Seeds is adding 19 new corn hybrids to the lineup for the 2015 growing season.

Why is micronutrient availability so patchy in a field?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

When we think of applying fertilizer the nutrients that come to mind initially are the major nutrients nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), and sulfur (S).

Learn more about emerging technology at Indiana conference

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Farmers and other agricultural professionals wanting to use existing and emerging technology more efficiently will get the information they need at the Ohio Valley Precision Ag Conference.

Calculator can help soybean farmers with seed decisions

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Facing lower soybean cash prices this year, farmers are looking for opportunities to add to their bottom lines.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Nov. 6, 2014:

Thursday, November 6, 2014

SMITHVILLE, Ohio — The Smithville High School Ag Leadership class and FFA had the opportunity to have Wayne County Commissioner Anne Obrecht visit the class. In the Ag Leadership class, FFA members join together each day to work on leadership skills and other FFA events. Obrecht taught the class how important it is for people […]

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