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Madison County, Ohio, woman dies after H3N2v swine flu virus exposure

Friday, August 31, 2012

The death of a 61-year-old female Madison County, Ohio, resident is being linked to the H3N2v ‘swine flu’ virus.

Need hay? Ohio’s online directory can connect farmers

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ohio’s Hay Directory, along with other drought-related information, is now available online.

Income over dairy feed costs? There’s a free app for that

Friday, August 17, 2012

Using the mobile app DairyCents is as easy as entering a zip code, selecting a milk production level, and date and the app will calculate income over feed costs.

Crop year started out great, but now USDA says corn, beans down 12-13%

Friday, August 10, 2012

Drought taking its toll on U.S. yield expectations.

Six Lake Erie samples positive for Asian carp DNA

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Six water samples taken from Sandusky and north Maumee bays in Lake Erie tested positive for the presence of Asian carp environmental DNA in Michigan and Ohio waters.

Codex approves international standards for ractopamine

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A U.N. commission has approved an international standard for the veterinary drug ractopamine, a feed additive to promote leanness in pigs.

WTO ruling upholds country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A WTO ruling has upheld the legitimacy of country-of-origin labeling and the guiding principles behind the rule.

Ohio pounded by severe weather

Monday, July 2, 2012

COLUMBUS — Violent storms that tore through the eastern United States late Friday, June 29, have left at least 12 people dead and more than 3 million without power. The storms hit the region amid a record heat wave, uprooting trees, knocking down power lines. Emergencies have been declared in Washington, along with four states […]

U.S. farmers plant largest corn crop since 1937

Friday, June 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — U.S. farmers planted 96.4 million acres of corn, up 5 percent from last year, making it the highest corn acreage in the last 75 years, according to the acreage report released June 29 by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). This marks the fourth year in a row of increases in corn […]

Ag research can help fight cancer? Vilsack visits Ohio State

Thursday, June 28, 2012

U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Ohio State University to make connection between food and health.

Senate passes new farm bill

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Now that the Senate passed its version of the farm bill, the pressure’s on the House side to craft a new bill before the current act expires at the end of September.

Farm to Fork: Pa. teen starts beef cattle enterprise with a market for next 10 years

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Pennsylvania teen is starting his own beef enterprise, and has locked in a 10-year market at nearby Grove City College through Bon Appetit’s Farm to Fork program.

Robotic milkers breathe new life into three-generation Pennsylvania dairy

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Three generations agree: Robotic milkers were a great addition to their western Pennsylvania dairy farm.

Can Ohio avoid the ‘bust’ after the shale gas boom?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Only good planning for the Utica shale gas boom by Buckeye State leaders can avoid the ‘natural resources curse’ that was witnessed after the state’s coal heyday.

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy puts brakes on sale of its water to drillers

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has halted water sales to the oil and gas industry until the conservancy district can update its water supply policy.

Fewer honeybees lost over winter

Monday, June 4, 2012

The previous five years, winter honeybee losses were around 30 percent, but only 22 percent died this year.

Ohio farmers: Check your wheat for stripe rust

Friday, June 1, 2012

It’s not as common in Ohio, but stripe rust could be a problem in some wheat fields this year, and some growers are already seeing signs.

N.Y., Pennsylvania renew water use agreement

Friday, June 1, 2012

Pennsylvania has signed a one-year renewal of an agreement governing the management of water in the Delaware River. The flexible flow management program was also signed by Delaware, New Jersey, New York and New York City.

Economist: Dairy title in new farm bill cuts volatility by protecting margins

Monday, May 28, 2012

One of the dairy measures proposed for the next farm bill would kick in when the price received for milk sinks too close to the cost of feed.

The self-employed, and not just farmers, boost rural economies

Friday, May 25, 2012

Economic leaders in rural areas should recognize and encourage self-employed entrepreneurs.

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