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Birdsong Farm: Community, environment are top priorities

Friday, June 13, 2014

In Hiram, Ohio, Birdsong Farm owner, Matt Herbruck, says: “I realized I needed to do a job I felt good about at the end of the day.”

Ohio, Holmes County forestry industry infographic

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Holmes County timber and wood products industry generates $421 million in output and $24.7 million in tax revenue. Learn more about this Ohio economic driver in this infographic.

El Nino: Is 2014 the new 1997?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

On May 8, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction forecasted a 65 percent chance of El Nino developing during the summer of 2014.

What can we expect from summer gasoline prices?

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Look for pump prices to run about 6 cents higher than last summer and typically range between $3.45 and $3.90 per gallon.

Congress reforms inland waterway infrastructure act

Friday, May 23, 2014

The new legislation is being hailed for addressing the need to improve the U.S. inland waterways system. The impact for farmers is huge: More than 60 percent of the nation’s grain exports are transported by barge.

Ohio beef checkoff collection starts in June

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Ohio Beef Council will begin collecting the additional $1 state beef checkoff June 2.

Winter wheat production lagging

Monday, May 12, 2014

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Winter wheat production is expected to decline this year due to lower yields on fewer acres harvested than in 2013, according to the latest report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. NASS reports Ohio wheat growers expect to harvest 580,000 acres, down 85,000 acres from last year. Wheat production in the […]

EPA accepting comments on registration of Enlist Duo

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The EPA is accepting public comments on a proposal to register Enlist Duo containing glyphosate and the choline salt of 2,4-D for use in controlling weeds in corn and soybeans genetically engineered (GE) to tolerate 2,4-D.

Food safety grade? Probably a ‘B’

Monday, April 21, 2014

National report card on food safety indicates more can be done.

Ohio honey production down 29.2 percent from 2012

Friday, April 18, 2014

Yields from Ohio’s 17,000 colonies producing honey averaged 45 pounds in 2013, compared with 60 pounds the previous year.

You’ll pay more for Easter eggs and bacon

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

You’re going to be paying more at the store for your Easter eggs. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Marketbasket Survey shows the total cost of 16 food items was $53.27, up $1.73 or about 3.5 percent compared to a year ago.

Pa. performance tested bull sale totals $265,700

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Producers sold 93 Angus, Charolais, Hereford, Shorthorn, Red Angus, Simmental and crossbred bulls. The bulls averaged $2,857 per head.

Urban farming webinar: Commercially viable or just warm fuzzies?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Are urban farms commercially viable or just warm fuzzies? Free webinar looks at research.

Hemlock-killing pest, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, found in new areas in Ohio

Friday, April 11, 2014

New areas in Ohio have been found infected with Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, a small, aphid-like insect native to Asia that threatens eastern hemlock and Carolina hemlock in the eastern United States.

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 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.

USDA extends Milk Income Loss Contract program

Friday, March 28, 2014

USDA has extended the Milk Income Loss Contract program through Sept. 1, 2014, or until a new Margin Protection Program for dairy producers (MPP), established by the 2014 farm bill, is operational.

Muskingum conservancy drafts lease for shale drilling at Piedmont Lake

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is completing negotiations for an oil and gas lease for Utica Shale development for nearly 6,700 acres at Piedmont Lake in Belmont and Harrison counties.

Spring flood potential is widespread

Monday, March 24, 2014

NOAA predicts moderate spring flood potential in Midwest; California and Southwest stuck with drought.

Only the smart survive: Looking for resilient dairy farms

Thursday, March 20, 2014

With current feed and milk prices, a black and white cow producing 22,000 pounds/year could net between $1,200 and $1,600.

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