Stories by Other News

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.

OSU Extension to offer Small Farm College

Friday, September 5, 2014

The college is open to all new or aspiring farmers, new rural landowners, small farmers, and farm families looking for new ideas.

Study shows few differences between organic, conventional dairy

Friday, September 5, 2014

Study shows few nutritional differences between organic and conventional milk.

ODA and OSU to hold fertilizer certification training

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Training opportunities to help farmers comply with new fertilizer law.

Gene discovery could lead to better soybean varieties for northern U.S.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Discovery could help improve U.S. soybeans.

A round-up of FFA news for the week of September 4, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Three members of the Minerva FFA participated in the Columbiana County Fair FFA co-op food stand: Lurena Kimble, Bryce Fankhauser, and Kaitelyn Wayts.

Science behind the changing leaves

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A breakdown of why the leaves change this time of year.

CFAES graduate sets sights on Olympic handball dream

Monday, September 1, 2014

A native of North Canton, Scherer graduated in May from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and quickly prepared for her move to Auburn, Ala., where the U.S. handball program is based.

Coming soon: Genetically edited fruit?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Is there a difference between GEOs and GMOs? Researchers say, yes.

Vacation with Us: Art and Eileen Smallsreed

Friday, August 29, 2014

Art and Eileen Smallsreed of Newton Falls, visited Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada June 28. The couple took an eight day train and bus tour of the Canadian Rockies.

Vacation with Us: Ag education teachers

Friday, August 29, 2014

Five agricultural education teachers traveled to Honduras recently to help vocational schools’ curriculum in soils, plant sciences and animal sciences. And the teachers took Farm and Dairy with them. Pictured from left are Adam Staley, Clear Fork FFA, and Joel Albright, Crestview FFA. The educators are working with the Ohio State University and other groups […]

Vacation with Us: Amanda O’Reilly

Friday, August 29, 2014

Amanda O’Reilly had quite the summer vacation this year. O’Reilly visited Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. She went as a 4-H exchange student and stayed with a host family.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Aug. 28, 2014:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA dairy team will vie for national honors in the area of dairy cattle evaluation and management at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. FFA members who will represent the chapter in the event include Adam Miley, Kaleb Kliner, Reiley Murphy, and Tanner Topp, coached […]

eNewsletter

Get our Top Stories in Your Inbox