Information coming out of the USDA or the Farm Service Agency on the counter-cyclical payment program mechanism included in the National Dairy Market Loss Payment Program, is sparse, but OSU ag economist Cam Thraen tries to sort through the mess.
Columbiana County Extension Agent Ernie Oelker describes his upcoming research work that will take him to dairy farms across northeastern Ohio.
Hoof trimmers go back to school to bone up on the latest hoof health news, trimming methods and herd health.
How are decisions made on the farm?
Ernie Oelker writes about farmers’ battle with wet weather.
Quick thinking, communication and good work averted a disaster when a custom manure hauler – filled with 4,000 gallons of liquid manure – had an accident on a road.
Scrimping on feed costs won’t always save you money, says columnist Ernie Oelker.
Terry Beck writes about what motivates workers.
What are the long-term implications of the new farm bill dairy provisions? Northeastern Ohio Extension dairy specialist Dianne Shoemaker offers her perspective.
Dennis Weilnau writes of the new EPA regulations on animal feeding operations.
Ernie Oelker writes about what he learned on his visit to the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference.
Chris Zoller gives direction for planning for unexpected.
Diane Shoemaker writes about the hardships of working with cows.
Is year-round grazing possible? First, we have to look at strategies that must be utilized to accomplish better forage utilization.
Ernie Oelker compares buying feed and growing your own.
Farmers should pay attention to trees, one of the most ignored crops on most farms.
Diane Shoemaker writes about feral calves or cows with brain gaps.
Diane Shoemaker explains how your calves’ health is important to your pocketbook.
Ernie Oelker writes of the Ohio Department of Agriculture takeover of responsibilities for permitting large-scale livestock, poultry and dairy operations.
Even farm business owners need to consider how their operations will continue in their absence, or when they want to retire.