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  • House blasts beef checkoff proposal

  • The personal farmer: Hawk Meats turns farm market model on its ear

  • Farmers: Get familiar with new big data agreement

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House blasts beef checkoff proposal

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A month’s worth of online public comments on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s proposed implementation of a second beef checkoff program closed Dec. 10, three days before House and Senate passage of 2015 funding legislation. But that didn’t stop legislators from weighing in on the matter.

The personal farmer: Hawk Meats turns farm market model on its ear

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Promoting the quality of a farm’s product, according to Sam Hawk, is every bit as important as the day-to-day production work. Hawk has no problem discussing his passion for farming.

Farmers: Get familiar with new big data agreement

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A data privacy agreement reached by six major farm organizations and six agriculture technology providers is expected to become industry standard language regarding data gathered on farming operations.

Will Ohio have CAUV changes by 2016?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is pushing for changes to the CAUV formula that ‘can be accomplished through administrative action and will not require legislation.’

Monsanto, wheat farmers reach settlement in Oregon GMO cases

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Monsanto and soft white wheat farmers have reached an agreement that resolves a number of lawsuits related to the 2013 discovery of genetically modified wheat on a farm in eastern Oregon.

Market monitor: Harvest pressure hurting grain prices

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The combination of a big harvest, falling storage space and the export market are impacting the price of corn and soybeans.

USDA extends deadline for dairy Margin Protection Program

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The USDA has extended the deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program to Dec. 5.

USDA: Corn stocks up 50%; soybeans, down 35%

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

There’s plenty of old corn out there, as the new corn is coming off the fields this harvest season.

Ohio farm families honored for conservation efforts

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ohio’s conservation award winners include: Gerald and Cheryl Whipple of Ottawa County; Steve and Beth Fulton of Medina County; Casey Clemens of Morgan County; Bruce and Carol Goodwin of Warren County; and Karl and Kevin Elder of Fairfield County.

Drone gives TMK Bakersville (and farmers) clearer picture of crop scouting

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Drones are being used to aid in crop scouting. One eastern Ohio company, TMK Bakersville, put together its own unmanned aerial vehicle and has had it up in the air this summer.

Dairymen, two online tools can help with Margin Protection Program choice

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Online tools help dairymen calculate Margin Protection Program costs, as well as forecast MPP payments and the total MPP benefits the producer can anticipate.

Farm Science Review to focus on new technologies, innovation

Monday, September 8, 2014

More than 620 exhibitors with some 4,000 product lines will set up shop in the 80-acre exhibit area at the three-day Farm Science Review, Sept. 16-18.

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.”

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