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Haubner, Kale will be enshrined in Farm Science Review Hall of Fame

Monday, September 15, 2014

The 25th class of honorees will be inducted into the Farm Science Review Hall of Fame during the Vice President’s Luncheon Sept. 16, the first day of the annual three-day farm show.

OFBF to make $1 million investment in water quality program

Monday, September 15, 2014

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has launched a $1 million water quality action plan, with special emphasis on the Western Lake Erie Basin. The plan includes two goals: Farm Bureau will help all qualifying farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin obtain required fertilizer certification by Earth Day 2015. This April 22 target […]

Be on the lookout for signs of barn, silo fire

Sunday, September 14, 2014

After wet growing season, producers should be on the lookout for the signs of high heat and fire in their forages.

Fall facts: 12 things you may not know about autumn

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The cool, crisp days of autumn have arrived.

Rebuilding the animal ag industry

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The livestock industry will rebuild, but it will take time.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Sept. 11, 2014:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

BELLEVUE, Ohio — The week of Aug. 10 started the most busy time of the year. It’s fair week. The Bellevue FFA not only supports the students that participate in showing livestock, we also operate the Porkchop Stand. Over the course of the week students will sign up for shifts and serve anything from hot […]

Breeding soundness exams render better lambing, kidding seasons

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Using only one ram? If you don’t do a breeding soundness exam, you’re risking big bucks.

Dairy prices don’t make sense, for now

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Milk prices are good now, but get ready for a change.

Online class will help smaller poultry farmers

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Many small farms integrate a poultry enterprise — and many new farmers get started with poultry — because chickens, eggs, turkeys, and ducks are popular with customers, low-investment, quick-turnaround enterprises.

Corn stocks estimate: Does it matter?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Corn prices continue to be dominated by expectations of a large U.S. harvest.

Eclipse lists production from wells in Monroe, Harrison counties

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Eclipse Resources Corporation recently released production figures from two of the company’s pad locations consisting of a total of seven Utica Shale wells.

Livestock producers urged to enroll in disaster assistance program

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging livestock producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, as congressionally-mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers who have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and may be […]

New look at what’s in fracking fluids raises red flags

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

As the oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, proliferates, a new study on the contents of the fluids involved in the process raises concerns about several ingredients.

Drones on the farm: What are the laws? Learn more at Farm Science Review

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

While the technology is available to use drones for farm operations, the rules of who can use it and how aren’t as clear. Learn more at the Farm Science Review.

Potential horse owners: There are some things to consider before buying

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Whether raising a horse for pleasure or profession, it is important to know that caring for horses can be labor-intensive.

Dairymen, two online tools can help with Margin Protection Program choice

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Online tools help dairymen calculate Margin Protection Program costs, as well as forecast MPP payments and the total MPP benefits the producer can anticipate.

Farm Science Review to focus on new technologies, innovation

Monday, September 8, 2014

More than 620 exhibitors with some 4,000 product lines will set up shop in the 80-acre exhibit area at the three-day Farm Science Review, Sept. 16-18.

Ag survey shows continued decline in Midwest, Mid-South farmland prices

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Amid excellent crop growing conditions and lower grain prices, farmland values in the Midwest and Mid-South continued to decline during the second quarter of 2014.

Mathematicians help California drought-weary berry growers address water issues

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Good math and iPads helping California berry growers.

Henry Ford Hospital replaces heart valve outside the heart

Friday, September 5, 2014

For the first time in the U.S., doctors at Henry Ford Hospital used a minimally invasive procedure to replace a failing, hard-to-reach heart valve with a new one — and placed it just outside the heart.

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