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Heritage Cooperative to build ag campus and research farm in Marysville

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Heritage Cooperative broke ground on a major agriculture campus and research farm in Marysville, Ohio, to serve its customers in the community and provide space for educational sites and test plots.

Biodiesel producers say reduced RFS is hurting business

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Survey finds nearly six in ten biodiesel producers have idled production

Pasture walk to feature grass-fed beef

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WERNERSVILLE, Pa. — Lancaster County Graziers and Pennsylvania Certified Organic will hold a pasture walk June 20 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Forrest Stricker’s Spring Creek Farms. Participants will walk the pastures and talk animal performance and pasture condition with Ian Mitchell-Innes, Mark Bader, Ned MacArthur and Forrest Stricker. Stricker has been grazing his dairy […]

Farm Science Review to move antique tractor displays

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Antique tractors will be moved to the plot areas, allowing more space for commercial exhibits.

Spring planting requires increased focus on safety

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

As spring planting heats up, remember to be safe.

Gardening boom: One in 3 U.S. households is now growing food

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Near 36 million American households are growing food in a garden — the highest level of food gardening in more than a decade

Retail meat prices: Up, up and away

Saturday, May 17, 2014

As grilling season approaches, expect to pay more for your favorite cuts.

Start scouting for pests

Friday, May 16, 2014

WOOSTER, Ohio — A migrating moth that can cause significant stand loss in corn is just one of the pests growers should be on the lookout for as they gear up for spring planting. Black cutworms Black cutworms have been reported in Indiana and Pennsylvania in significant numbers in traps set up by entomologists to […]

NRCS starts signup for conservation easements; deadline is June 6

Friday, May 16, 2014

Applications for new farm bill program due June 6.

The Andersons reports first-quarter earnings

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

MAUMEE, Ohio —The Andersons announced first-quarter net income attributable to the company of $22.7 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, on revenues of $1 billion. In the same three-month period of 2013, the company reported results of $12.6 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, on $1.3 billion of revenues. Ethanol earnings The Ethanol Group achieved […]

Warm in the West, cold in the East: Global warming could cause variation

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A 4,000-year pattern of global warming may bring more curvy jet streams during winter.

Rock River Laboratory opens satellite location

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rock River Lab opens a Wooster, Ohio, facility.

EPA seeking comment on enhancing transparency for fracking chemicals

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WASHINGTON — EPA announced it will seek public comment on what information could be reported and disclosed for hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures and the approaches for obtaining this information, including non-regulatory approaches. EPA is also soliciting input on incentives and recognition programs that could support the development and use of safer chemicals in hydraulic […]

Homemade stink bug traps squash store models

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Stink bugs invading your home? This homemade, inexpensive stink bug trap works better than pricier store models! With video!

Ohio beef checkoff collection starts in June

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Ohio Beef Council will begin collecting the additional $1 state beef checkoff June 2.

Winter wheat production lagging

Monday, May 12, 2014

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Winter wheat production is expected to decline this year due to lower yields on fewer acres harvested than in 2013, according to the latest report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. NASS reports Ohio wheat growers expect to harvest 580,000 acres, down 85,000 acres from last year. Wheat production in the […]

‘I love them until it hurts’: A Mother’s Day letter

Sunday, May 11, 2014

From now through May 21, the National Archives is commemorating the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s Mother’s Day Proclamation.

Insects represent a link for antibiotic resistant traits

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Common insects can carry antibiotic-resistant material.

Richfield residents asked to support Girl Scout camp

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Editor: The people of Richfield have an incredible opportunity to maintain the rural character of their community while creating a beautiful recreation destination within one of Richfield’s best kept secrets. Richfield Township and Richfield Village are in series of discussions about the formation of a joint park district specifically for the purpose of creating a […]

Five sheep mentoring field days set in Pa.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

FURNACE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Sheep & Wool Growers Association has combined efforts with the American Sheep Industry to offer mentoring opportunities to people interested in becoming shepherds. “In order to keep the industry’s infrastructure, we need more lamb and wool,” explained Clint Krebs, President of the American Sheep Industry. With efforts to help rebuild […]

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