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Quality Certification Services expands

Monday, January 25, 2010

VERONA, Wis. — Quality Certification Services Inc., a subsidiary of National Dairy Herd Information Association, added the ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) Proficiency Program to its myriad of services. For the past 15 years, Quality Certification Services has provided compliance auditing and certification to all provider segments of the Dairy Herd Information industry, including field services, […]

U.S. farmers to plant less wheat this year

Monday, January 25, 2010

COLUMBUS — Lower international demand, weak prices and a wet fall in 2009 have driven U.S. farmers to plant less wheat this year, with Ohio posting one of the sharpest declines in the Eastern Corn Belt region. Decrease According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s wheat seedings report, Ohio’s soft red winter wheat seeded area […]

USDA has online payment calculator

Monday, January 25, 2010

WASHINGTON — USDA now has a web-based 2008 crop program payment calculator to help producers calculate the financial benefits they may receive under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program. The calculator was designed by USDA’s Farm Service Agency to give producers a tool to help them better understand and participate in this new crop disaster […]

Run-in with wild hog underscores safety first

Monday, January 25, 2010

HAMPTON, Ark. — Jaret Rushing is taking some of his own advice these days, especially where ATV safety is concerned. Rushing, a Calhoun County extension agent for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, spent the end of November nursing bruises, cuts and a pair of black eyes following an ATV accident that threw him […]

Conference to cover wide range of topics

Monday, January 25, 2010

ADA, Ohio — Nearly 70 field crop production sessions ranging from biofuels to nutrient management to precision agriculture will dominate Ohio State University’s Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in February. The conference will be held Feb. 25-26 at the McIntosh Center of Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. The event is sponsored by OSU Extension, […]

Ohio cattlemen salute industry leaders, young and old

Monday, January 25, 2010

More than 250 beef producers gathered at the Makoy Center in Hilliard Jan. 23 for the annual meeting and awards banquet of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association.

The annual event featured policy development sessions, the association’s annual meeting and awards.

United Producers begins market option

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New program to expand livestock marketing opportunities for cattle farmers.

Dairy producers realize dreams can come true with hard work and help

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dreams can be achieved in the dairy business with help and innovation.

Innovative Farmers of Ohio: Goal is to strengthen well-being of Ohio farms with education

Saturday, January 23, 2010

ATHENS, Ohio — Innovative Farmers of Ohio is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting an agriculture that preserves and strengthens the economic, social, and environmental well-being of Ohio’s farms. To that end, every year it holds annual meeting where significant subjects reflecting their mission are presented. Conference offerings This year on March 5 and 6 […]

ODNR ‘Legacy’ program paying landowners who protect woodlands

Saturday, January 23, 2010

COLUMBUS — Woodland owners in 31 northeastern and southeastern Ohio counties can apply to participate in a federal conservation easement program that provides a one-time payment in exchange for voluntarily agreeing to permanently maintain their woods as working forests. Applications will be accepted through April 23 for enrollment in the Forest Legacy Program, which is […]

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