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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.