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  • Ohio honey production down 29.2 percent from 2012

  • You’ll pay more for Easter eggs and bacon

  • Pa. performance tested bull sale totals $265,700

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Cold burst has produce farmers assessing damage, hoping for best

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Unseasonably warm weather the first couple weeks of March could end up being a curse for some Ohio produce growers.

What’s new in herbicides for 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

There are only a few new commercial herbicide products available for 2012.

OARDC names Brummet executive director of BioHio Research Park

Monday, March 19, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center has named Shauna R. Brummet as president and executive director of its BioHio Research Park in northeast Ohio.

Shale payments subject to Ohio’s Commercial Activity Tax

Monday, March 19, 2012

Landowners across Ohio may be surprised to learn the bonus lease and royalty dollars received for their Marcellus or Utica Shale leases will be subject to the Ohio commercial activity tax (CAT) if payments of over $150,000 are received.

Western Reserve Land Conservancy helps preserve more Ohio farms

Friday, March 16, 2012

Latest Ohio farms to add conservation easement are in Ashtabula and Erie countiesl.

Pa. landowners can save the bog turtle

Friday, March 16, 2012

Federal dollars are earmarked for habitat conservation for the turtle and golden-winged warbler in Pennsylvania.

New model says atrazine not likely to exceed regs in most farm regions

Friday, March 16, 2012

WASHINGTON — Agricultural areas need to closely monitor levels of the herbicide atrazine in groundwater, but a new model indicates the risk is lower than previously suspected.

Corn or conservation? High grain prices could lead to fewer acres entering CRP

Friday, March 16, 2012

U.S. farmers are likely to consider returning their farmland to crops rather than participating in CRP, even with a signing increase to $150 an acre from $100.

National Farmers Union: Market-Driven Inventory System could save tax dollars

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The National Farmers Union says the Market-Driven Inventory System (MDIS) would save tax dollars and still provide a farm safety net.

Sen. Sherrod Brown: Ohio uniquely situated to benefit from ‘Grow it Here, Make it Here’ bill

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

With nearly 130 Ohio companies already producing biobased products, the bill, introduced March 5, would support Ohio’s emerging biobased-manufacturing industry and encourage the development and manufacturing of new biobased products.

March 15 webinar will look at municipal water and shale drilling

Monday, March 5, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A Web-based seminar sponsored by Penn State Extension will examine municipalities’ roles related to water use and protection in the face of burgeoning Marcellus Shale gas development in Pennsylvania.

If you want to manage soybean diseases, start with the seed

Monday, March 5, 2012

You may have already bought your soybean seed, but double check to make sure you have what you need to fight diseases.

Pa. study: If you get a shale check, will you stop milking?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

In Pennsylvania, changes in dairy cow numbers between 2007 and 2010 seem to be associated with the level of Marcellus drilling activity.

Local Food Summit 2012 planned in northcentral Ohio

Saturday, February 25, 2012

OBERLIN, Ohio — The New Agrarian Center and NEOFoodWeb.org are hosting the Local Food Summit 2012 March 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lorain County Community College’s Sptizer Center, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio.

Certified organic products can now move freely between U.S. and EU

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

COLUMBUS — Organic products certified in the United States or in Europe may be sold as organic in either region starting June 1.

West Virginia schools, FFA programs riding tide of local food interest

Monday, February 20, 2012

In-school meat processing labs opening across West Virginia.

Auction Roundup: 344-acre farm in southwestern Ohio brings $1.31 million

Monday, February 20, 2012

WILMINGTON, Ohio — Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company conducted a farm sale on nearly 345 acres in Clinton County Feb. 16.

Shale tax, pipeline easements focus of Jefferson County meetings

Monday, February 13, 2012

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio — Ohio State University Extension, Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance have teamed up to offer a shale gas workshop series for landowners this winter.

The world loves U.S. pork (and beef and lamb); exports hit record high

Monday, February 13, 2012

DENVER — According to year-end statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation , exports of U.S. pork, beef and lamb set new records across the board in 2011, reaching all-time highs in both volume and value and exceeding $11.5 billion in total value.

Free workshops in Ohio cover weed resistance

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

COLUMBUS — The Ohio AgriBusiness Association and the Ohio Soybean Association have joined forces to offer weed resistance workshops at three events across the state.

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