Sunday, November 29, 2015

In this week's commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the top trends, ideas or problems she's spotted on the agricultural horizon.

For the fifth consecutive year, Francis Childs of Manchester, Iowa, had the highest overall yield in the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest.

Charles Pugh, supervisor for the Northern Panhandle Conservation District, was named the 2002 Carroll Greene Award winner for the Conservation District Supervisor of the Year.

The final three recipients to receive a portion of $650,000 in federal funding to promote Ohio's specialty crops have been announced.

The Ohio Young Farmers will hold their 55th annual state conference Feb. 8 at the Airport Radisson in Columbus.

An El Niño digging in its heels will influence U.S. winter weather; Ohio could be dry.

2002 is likely to be the second warmest year on record for the globe.

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The Ohio Department of Agriculture's Animal Disease Diagnostics Laboratory has begun analyzing brain tissue to determine the level of chronic wasting disease in the state.

Research is under way to restore the American chestnut, and there might be a bright future in chestnuts for Midwestern growers.