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Group works to save historic Hudson Farm

Sunday, September 14, 2014

When Donald Barlow ceased dairy operations in 1995, he and his wife, Helen, donated the roughly 65 acres that remained of the Case Barlow farm to the First Congregational Church of Hudson. When the church announced plans to sell the property for development a group of Hudson citizens and business owners, as well as city officials, stepped forward to save the property.

Robot can navigate cornfield, spray fertilizer

Friday, September 12, 2014

Add “robot” to your list of agricultural buzzwords.

Custom farming rates going up, but so are the costs

Friday, September 12, 2014

Planting, tillage and harvesting all show significant price increases, according to Ohio State’s biennial custom farming survey.

Ohio fertilizer rule about education, awareness

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Farmers say new certification to apply fertilizer will be a way of continuing their education, and helping protect resources.

Rebuilding the animal ag industry

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The livestock industry will rebuild, but it will take time.

Strategy, perseverance keep 200-year-old farm moving

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Seven generations have worked the Anderson Farm in Canfield, Ohio. The farm has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and U.S. Senate as being a bicentennial farm.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Sept. 11, 2014:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

BELLEVUE, Ohio — The week of Aug. 10 started the most busy time of the year. It’s fair week. The Bellevue FFA not only supports the students that participate in showing livestock, we also operate the Porkchop Stand. Over the course of the week students will sign up for shifts and serve anything from hot […]

Breeding soundness exams render better lambing, kidding seasons

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Using only one ram? If you don’t do a breeding soundness exam, you’re risking big bucks.

Ohio farmers engage in on-farm nutrient research

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Northwestern Ohio farmers aren’t waiting to tackle the issue of water quality.

Online class will help smaller poultry farmers

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Many small farms integrate a poultry enterprise — and many new farmers get started with poultry — because chickens, eggs, turkeys, and ducks are popular with customers, low-investment, quick-turnaround enterprises.

Corn stocks estimate: Does it matter?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Corn prices continue to be dominated by expectations of a large U.S. harvest.

Eclipse lists production from wells in Monroe, Harrison counties

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Eclipse Resources Corporation recently released production figures from two of the company’s pad locations consisting of a total of seven Utica Shale wells.

Livestock producers urged to enroll in disaster assistance program

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging livestock producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, as congressionally-mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers who have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and may be […]

Cash rents: A different approach may be necessary

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The issue of cash rents is complex and there’s not one answer for every parcel or every location.

New look at what’s in fracking fluids raises red flags

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

As the oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, proliferates, a new study on the contents of the fluids involved in the process raises concerns about several ingredients.

Drones on the farm: What are the laws? Learn more at Farm Science Review

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

While the technology is available to use drones for farm operations, the rules of who can use it and how aren’t as clear. Learn more at the Farm Science Review.

Forego end of summer gardening maintenance to see annuals again in spring

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Let annuals go at the end of the summer instead of performing routine garden care.

Potential horse owners: There are some things to consider before buying

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Whether raising a horse for pleasure or profession, it is important to know that caring for horses can be labor-intensive.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Pennsylvania still leading the way

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The applications for new Utica shale wells appear to have slowed in August, as only 38 permits were issued statewide by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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.

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