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Farm Policy Facts unveils new interactive map highlighting state ag contribution

Monday, August 18, 2014

Farm Policy Facts is pleased to unveil a new interactive map highlighting state-specific agriculture contributions across America.

Ohio Holstein sale averages $3,341

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Ohio Holstein Summer Extravaganza Sale was held Aug. 16 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster.

Canfield Fair Pumpkin Show: Growing a giant

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Canfield Fair Pumpkin Show celebrates its 53rd year.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Aug. 14, 2014:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Beef and Swine 4-H club met Aug. 3. The club wrote a check for barn decorations. There was no junior fair board report. There was no sales report because the sales meeting is not until Aug. 14. Mugs will be provided as buyers’ gifts. The barn decorations are coming along […]

Meetings will help dairy farmers navigate new farm bill programs

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dairy and ag economics experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will hold meetings across Ohio as part of an effort to help farmers learn more about the 2014 farm bill and how it will impact dairy producers.

Infographic: Ohio producing wells as of July 31, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

As of July 31, 2014, drilled and producing wells were located in 16 Ohio counties.

Cooper Farms acquires Fort Recovery Equity

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cooper Farms grows with purchases.

Reader: Be cautious and remember chemicals are dangerous

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This is an open letter to farmers, farmer’s wives, and farmers children.

Low-interest loans can help producers start or expand farms

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Bill Wehry, announced Aug. 6 that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low interest 2014 loans available through FSA’s direct farm ownership program.

Project helping Ohio communities avert bust after shale boom

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

COLUMBUS — Boom, then bust. It’s a scenario often played out in local economies heavily reliant on one type of industry, especially in the energy sector. And it’s an underlying concern for Ohio communities experiencing a boom in shale oil and gas development. But the cycle isn’t inescapable, say community development specialists with Ohio State […]

OSU Extension offers videos, guidance on home food preservation

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ohio State University Extension is offering guidance on updated ways to can and freeze food to preserve it.

Pa. farmers can get tax credit for conservation

Friday, August 8, 2014

Pennsylvania farmers who want to use best management practices or purchase on-farm conservation equipment can now apply for tax credits through the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) program.

Counter low grain prices with careful planning

Friday, August 8, 2014

This year’s lower grain prices requires a careful look at risk management options.

A round-up of FFA news for the week of August 8, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Crestview FFA officer team went to FFA Camp Muskingum Retreat Center July 16-18.

A round-up of 4-H news for the week of August 8, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The next meeting of the Breeders and Feeders 4-H club is Aug. 10 at Memory Lake at Claridon Troy Road Drive.

Proposed rule could enhance tracking of ground beef sources

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A recently proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service would require grocery stores and supermarkets to keep more documentation on ground beef sources, which could assist in more timely traceability of a particular beef source that may have caused a foodborne illness. The proposed rule would […]

Ashtabula meeting to discuss rising CAUV rates

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

As CAUV rates rise, landowners want to know why and what they can do.

Beef checkoff shows strong returns on the dollar

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Study shows Beef Checkoff is very effective.

Vacation with Us: John and Faye Wright with friends

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

John and Faye Wright, of Moundsville, W.Va., celebrated their 50th anniversary with a trip to Europe. They brought the Farm and Dairy along with them when they visited the Vatican May 29.

Peggy Ann Croxton Dewell, 1934-2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Peggy Ann Croxton Dewell, 79, of Scio, Ohio, died August 1, 2014, after battling Alzheimer’s disease for 10 years.

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