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  • See machinery in action at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days

  • Ohio foodbank program an option for growers

  • Videos can grow business for Ohio farms

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See machinery in action at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, will feature nearly 500 commercial and educational exhibits, field demonstrations and a variety of workshops aimed at helping farmers enhance efficiency and profitability.

Ohio foodbank program an option for growers

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Last year, Terry Gram’s 45-acre hillside orchard in Paris, Ohio, gave him his biggest crop ever. A couple of decades ago, much of that surplus would have been tossed out. Now, growers like Gram can turn to groups like the Ohio Association of Food Banks and its Agricultural Clearance Program.

Ohio sheep producers eligible for FSA help with Cache Valley Virus

Monday, July 7, 2014

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Ohio was recently approved to accept Cache Valley Virus (CVV) as a qualifying disease for the FSA Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program.

OSU Extension planning meetings to help dairymen assess options.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Changes loom on the horizon for both crop and dairy farms as provisions of the 2014 farm bill are implemented.

Hog, pig inventory lowest since 2007

Thursday, July 3, 2014

As of June 1, there were 62.1 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, the lowest inventory since 2007, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published June 27 by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Videos can grow business for Ohio farms

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ohio farmers are turning to multimedia technology to promote their operations. Look out, Steven Spielberg!

Fruit, produce growers tour White House Fruit Farm, McMaster Farms

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hot button issues of food safety and local foods draw 250 growers to annual Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association summer tour. (And healthy grower curiosity doesn’t hurt either!)

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.

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