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Succession planning workshops begin in June

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

St. LOUIS — The American Soybean Association, in partnership with eLegacy Connect, is announcing a series of six regional succession planning workshops this summer to help farmers in the process of farm succession. The workshops, titled Five Keys to Effective Succession Planning, are sponsored by Farm Credit and AGCO in addition to the Illinois Soybean […]

OSU offering training with high tunnels

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

PIKETON, Ohio — Ohio State University South Centers will host a three-day high tunnel training April 28-30 on basic and advanced high tunnel techniques including production and usage. Work with experts The training, which is for farmers and educators, will allow participants to work on a one-on-one basis with horticulture experts from around the region, […]

Verla A. Wilms

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

LEETONIA, Ohio — Verla Ann (Feicht) Wilms 73, of Salem Township, Leetonia, died at 10:05 p.m. March 31, 2014 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born on October 24, 1940 in Greenford, Ohio, the daughter of Howard L. and Dorothea (Cobourn) Feicht. She served as a book keeper in the area as well […]

Swine virus to impact production, prices in 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

PEDv has spread to 27 states, including Ohio, despite efforts to combat the disease.

Voters approve Ohio’s corn checkoff referndum

Monday, April 7, 2014

According to the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s announcement, a total of 964 votes were certified; 819 votes, or 85 percent of the total, were cast in favor of the referendum.

Holstein named supreme champion at Spring Dairy Expo

Monday, April 7, 2014

COLUMBUS — The 28th Ohio Spring Dairy Expo was held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus March 27-29. A total of 728 animals, representing all seven breeds of dairy cattle, were on the grounds for the shows and sales. Exhibitors traveled from across Ohio and eight other states to present 555 open class and […]

True value of cover crops to farmers, environment

Monday, April 7, 2014

Cover cropping is one of the most rapidly growing soil and water conservation strategies.

Growing the next generation: Turn kids loose in the garden

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Set aside a plot of dirt where childre can sow their own seeds and tend to their own gardens.

Cover crops project reduces nutrient loads in lakes

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Great Lakes Cover Crop Initiative (GLCCI), promoted cover crops and conservation farming systems to crop producers in the Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan watersheds.

Keith Smith retiring from OSU Extension in 2015

Friday, April 4, 2014

When he retires in 2015, Keith Smith will have led the OSU Extension organization for 23 years.

Growing in high tunnels takes planning

Thursday, April 3, 2014

High tunnels make it possible to grow crops in cooler conditions and extend the growing season.

Farmland documentary follows six farmers

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll’s new feature length documentary, Farmland, will be released nationally May 1. The film, produced by Moll’s Allentown Productions with financial support from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, will be distributed in more than 60 major markets. Numerous national exhibitors will be carrying the film including Regal Cinemas, […]

U.S. hog and pigs inventory lowest since 2007

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WASHINGTON – As of March 1, there were 62.9 million head of hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, the lowest inventory since 2007, according to the quarterly hogs and pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Key findings: Of the 62.9 million head of hogs and pigs, […]

State agencies craft manure agreement

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Current law gives oversight of agricultural pollution and manure management responsibility for smaller livestock farms to ODNR while ODA regulates the large livestock farms.

Optimum planting date could be delayed this year

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

In most years, experts advise to plant corn in southern Ohio between April 10 and May 10 and in northern Ohio between April 15 and May 10.

Beef producers: Beware of cold winter’s impact on calving, lactation

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Beef cows’ nutritional requirements to stay warm and perform well have been higher this winter, putting pressure on their hay inventories and leading to increased costs for producers.

Increase to Ohio’s beef checkoff approved, ODA says

Monday, March 31, 2014

The referendum, seeking to increase the state checkoff on cattle from $1 to $2, received enough favorable votes to pass.

U.S. farmers expect to plant record soybean crop

Monday, March 31, 2014

Planting intentions surpass historic soybean record by 4 million acres, USDA reports.

Wayne County recognizes top dairy producers

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wayne County Dairy Service unit meets, recognizes best.

Give frost seeding a try right now to improve pastures

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Red clover is a popular choice for frost seeding because it has high seedling vigor, is tolerant of a wide range of soil pH and fertility conditions, and tolerates drought

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