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Wheat pest, cereal leaf beetle, making a comeback in Ohio

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

ABOVE: CEREAL LEAF BEETLE LARVA WOOSTER, Ohio — This could be the year cereal leaf beetle makes a comeback in Ohio, causing widespread problems. Ohio State University Extension entomologist Ron Hammond said there are populations of cereal leaf beetle in the southern and central parts of the state, but there is also potential for outbreaks […]

Strickland announces partnership to develop first wind farm in Lake Erie

Monday, May 24, 2010

COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Ted Strickland announced a partnership May 24 between GE and the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation to harness the wind power of Lake Erie and develop the first fresh water offshore wind farm in North America. Strickland made the announcement at the American Wind Energy Association’s annual WINDPOWER Conference in Dallas. […]

Out of the orchard and into the field: Grafting may improve tomatoes

Monday, May 24, 2010

Grafting may improve tomato varieties more quickly, compared to traditional genetic breeding.

USDA and the Department of Justice hold poultry competition workshop

Monday, May 24, 2010

The workshop focused on competition issues in the poultry industry.

Training needed for best animal care

Saturday, May 22, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Proper animal care on farms is critical because well cared for animals translates into a more successful operation and also an improved public image. Almost all farmers seem to be under a consumer magnifying glass; consequently, it’s now more important than ever for all farmers and ranchers to continue focusing on improved […]

Citizens’network tracks birds in Gulf

Saturday, May 22, 2010

ITHACA, N.Y. — As oil continues to gush into the ocean from the Deepwater Horizon well, Gulf Coast bird watchers are taking action by surveying beaches and marshes for birds. Tracking By entering their counts at http://www.ebird.org, they are helping scientists track hundreds of species that could be affected as the oil spreads toward land. […]

Seed corn aid comes just in time for Haitians

Friday, May 21, 2010

HOUSTON — Some 4,500 Haitian farmers without the means to buy seed will now be planting new corn crops, and just in time. A Texas-based charity is distributing seed corn throughout rural Haiti to stem growing concern of a local food crisis and support agriculture in an economy struggling to find its footing. Planting season […]

Longhorn Tours cattle ranch starts tour season June 1

Friday, May 21, 2010

BARNESVILLE, Ohio — Longhorn Tours of Dickinson Cattle Co. will begin its eighth season June 1. Longhorn Tours is open to the pubic from June 1 to September 1, and May to October by appointment. Special rates are given for groups of 20 – 40. Guests board a bus for a 75-minute narrated educational excursion […]

Researchers find mechanism that may stop E. coli from developing in cattle

Friday, May 21, 2010

DALLAS — Microbiologists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, working with the Department of Agriculture, have identified a potential target in cattle that could be exploited to help prevent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses caused by a nasty strain of Escherichia coli. Completed study In the study, researchers interfered with a genetic sensing mechanism […]

Annual summer tour spotlights Ohio organic and sustainable farms

Friday, May 21, 2010

COLUMBUS — A series of free public tours will be hosted this summer on some of Ohio’s top sustainable and organic farms. The tours are sponsored by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, Innovative Farmers of Ohio and the Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team. Educating Ohio Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and […]

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