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Ohio creamery gets OK on label

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Snowville Creamery produces minimum-heat pasteurized, non-homogenized milk and dairy products sourced from local grass-grazed cows can now label its products as coming from pastured cows fed only non-GMO feeds and forage.

Ohio Beef Expo gears up for 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

This annual event, coordinated by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, includes breed sales, shows and displays, trade show and a highly competitive junior show.

A round-up of 4-H news for the week of Jan. 22, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Lone Rangers 4-H club held its monthly meeting Jan. 11.

New crop insurance option for specialty crop growers, diversified farms

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The policy allows producers to insure between 50 to 85 percent of their whole farm revenue and makes crop insurance more affordable for producers, including fruit and vegetable growers and organic farmers and ranchers.

Half of U.S. dairymen enroll in new margin protection program

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The voluntary program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin — the difference between the price of milk and feed costs — falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.

Food safety expert to growers: ‘Keep calm and get prepared’

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association holds sessions related to produce safety, marketing.

MIT researchers discover how rain gets its smell

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Researchers used high-speed cameras to capture raindrops in slow motion.

Wilmington Area High School: Student raffles off hard work for baby’s bills

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ty Phillips said his goal all along is to raise as much money as possible to help his teacher with gas and hospital bills.

USDA’s rules for tracking cattle could be changing again

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

USDA’s regulations on interstate livestock disease traceability have been beneficial since going into effect in March 2013. Implementing those regulations, according to some livestock facility managers, has been “a pain in the butt.”

Pennsylvania Farm Show: Diamond shines, wins supreme champion junior beef female

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – TJSC Diamond 1A, a heifer owned by Jackson Mattocks of Guys Mills, Pennsylvania, was named supreme champion beef female of the Junior Breeding Beef Show Jan. 11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. The other purebred grand champion won supreme champion title after rising above representatives of the Angus, Hereford, Limousin, Maine Anjou, […]

Louisiana man donates his farm’s harvest to feed the hungry

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Last year, Boulet harvested 65,000 pounds of turnips; this year, his goal is 100,000 pounds.

USDA announces funds for water quality effort

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

USDA announces conservation funding for Lake Erie.

Horse owners: Learn the best ways to control parasites

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Taking a whole-farm approach to control can cut down on deworming, save money on products that are no longer effective on your farm, help you learn which horses have natural resistance and which ones are “shedders”, and help reduce parasite resistance.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 1/17

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The top stories from the week Jan. 11 through Jan. 17, 2015.

It’s ice fishing season on Lake Erie

Friday, January 16, 2015

Around areas where the ice typically freezes first — East Harbor, parts of the Sandusky Bay area and off of Catawba Island — anglers are out in the cold temperatures for their sport.

New Castle auctioneer named champion bid caller at Pa. Farm Show

Friday, January 16, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jeff Pennington, of New Castle, was named champion auctioneer at the 36th Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Contest, Jan. 14, at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Power Show Ohio reformats itself for exhibitors

Friday, January 16, 2015

The 45th Power Show Ohio changes include different days of the week.

Scenes from the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Friday, January 16, 2015

There’s always plenty to see at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Here are some photos from our quick trip to Harrisburg this week.

N.Y. continues to open new markets for agricultural economy

Thursday, January 15, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said farmers in New York set a sales record in 2013, with $5.68 billion in cash receipts — more than $1 billion more than three years earlier.

Grazing council gearing up for 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Eastern Ohio Grazing Council plans workshops.

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