Saturday, November 28, 2015

EPA says Clean Water Act ruling does not create any new permitting requirements and maintains all previous ag exemptions. Ag groups disagree.
Canfield Fair poultry winner

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has canceled all 2015 live bird exhibitions at county and independent fairs, the Ohio State Fair, and all other gatherings of birds for show or for sale, including auctions and swap meets.

How much hay are you losing when you just stack it on ground? The more protection you provide, the less hay you will lose.

American Petroleum Institute Chief Economist John Felmy: Of the myriad market forces that have brought about the recent drop of crude oil prices worldwide, shale has had the most impact.

The Lake to River Food Hub of Youngstown is working to tie farmers, food and the community together.

The nation as a whole is now at 75 percent planted, versus an average of 57 percent. We added 20 percent last week in the country, and were only 55 percent planted.

As of May 11, there were 143 detections of avian influenza reported nationwide, affecting 29.9 million birds, including the latest confirmation of H5N8 in a backyard poultry flock in Indiana.

Time-elapse videos from Purdue University show need for pre-emergent herbicide to control Palmer amaranth.

Statistically, planting is now officially behind for the second week according to USDA Crop Progress Reports, out Monday each week.

Industry watchers say fewer drilling applications are not unexpected, in wake of lower oil and gas prices.