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  • USDA Planting Intentions Report: Record soybean acres, less corn

  • Breaking the ‘grass ceiling’: East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference draws 135

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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.

Dairy producers weighing shift in new farm bill

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Margin Protection Program is designed to help farmers deal with both catastrophic conditions, such as weather extremes, and prolonged periods of low margins.

Pork producers blasted by new virus, PEDv

Friday, March 14, 2014

PEDv will mete a financial blow to many individual pork producers, but the tighter supply could trigger record-high industry revenues and the highest profit per head since 2005.

Expansion of beef cattle herds on the horizon

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Whether the national beef herd grows or declines in the coming months will depend on cow slaughter numbers.

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