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USDA acreage reporting deadline is July 15

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ohio Farm Service Agency Executive Director Steven Maurer reminds farmers that July 15 is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 10, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

During the Sew Sew Sweet 4-H sewing club’s June meeting, a member brought up her idea for her community project.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 10, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Pymatuning Valley FFA chapter has remained busy the first month of summer.

What’s your farm’s color saying?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Have you ever driven along and noticed the rich green color of a cornfield on one side of the road while on the other side there’s a yellowish color to the corn crop?

Wealth inequality gap doubles in U.S.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Wealth inequality among U.S. households roughly doubled between 2003 and 2013, according to a new analysis by University of Michigan researchers.

Ohio sheep producers eligible for FSA help with Cache Valley Virus

Monday, July 7, 2014

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Ohio was recently approved to accept Cache Valley Virus (CVV) as a qualifying disease for the FSA Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program.

Ohio man wins 2014 ‘Super Summer Slam Down’ bid calling championship

Monday, July 7, 2014

Peter Gehres, of Hilliard, Ohio, was named 2014 bid calling champion June 11 at the “Super Summer Slam Down” bid calling championship, part of the Midwest Auctioneers Roundup, held in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Double cropping research helps northern New York dairy farmers

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Research conducted on northern New York farms by Cornell University researchers is helping farmers enhance their production of forage crops for dairy cows.

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 […]

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