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Hemlock-killing pest, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, found in new areas in Ohio

Friday, April 11, 2014

New areas in Ohio have been found infected with Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, a small, aphid-like insect native to Asia that threatens eastern hemlock and Carolina hemlock in the eastern United States.

Plenty of eggs for Easter and Passover

Friday, April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — Although retail egg prices are historically high at $1.98 per dozen, consumers will find an adequate supply of the protein powerhouses to fill Easter baskets and for Passover meals, according to John Anderson, deputy chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Further, “Eggs remain a relatively low-cost source of protein at a […]

Ohio’s ag nutrients bill on way to governor

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bill would require most farmers who apply fertilizer to be state certified.

Farming gives normalcy to life for Crawford Co. family after fire

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UNION CITY, Pa. — As pork chops were just finishing up and homemade noodles sat warming in a pan on the stove, and a Jersey calf needing constant nursing laid in a dog crate in the kitchen corner, an unwelcome danger raged in the top of the Isiminger home. Silently, the stranger roared between the […]

Beck’s young farm leader program

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SALEM, Ohio — The Beck’s Young Farm Leader program is a partnership between the Ohio Soybean Association and Beck’s Hybrids that recognizes young farmers who demonstrate hard work, dedication and leadership in their industry. The award is in its second year and recognizes four quarterly recipients each year. From the four, one “farm leader of […]

Marion County soybean grower is a young ag leader

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ryan Rhoades named first-quarter Beck’s Young Farm Leader.

History of photography on display

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

WILMINGTON, Ohio — The History Center’s new exhibit “Photography: Our History Exposed,” reflects more than 100 years of photography in Clinton County. The exhibit includes daguerreotypes from the 1840s, ‘tintypes’ of the Civil War era, and a stereoscope and ‘views’ of the Victorian era. Also on display are cameras from the 1880s-1980s; and photographic and […]

Succession planning workshops begin in June

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

St. LOUIS — The American Soybean Association, in partnership with eLegacy Connect, is announcing a series of six regional succession planning workshops this summer to help farmers in the process of farm succession. The workshops, titled Five Keys to Effective Succession Planning, are sponsored by Farm Credit and AGCO in addition to the Illinois Soybean […]

OSU offering training with high tunnels

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

PIKETON, Ohio — Ohio State University South Centers will host a three-day high tunnel training April 28-30 on basic and advanced high tunnel techniques including production and usage. Work with experts The training, which is for farmers and educators, will allow participants to work on a one-on-one basis with horticulture experts from around the region, […]

Holmes County recognizes top dairy producers

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Top dairy production awards, herds recognized at annual meeting.

Swine virus to impact production, prices in 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

PEDv has spread to 27 states, including Ohio, despite efforts to combat the disease.

Voters approve Ohio’s corn checkoff referndum

Monday, April 7, 2014

According to the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s announcement, a total of 964 votes were certified; 819 votes, or 85 percent of the total, were cast in favor of the referendum.

Holstein named supreme champion at Spring Dairy Expo

Monday, April 7, 2014

COLUMBUS — The 28th Ohio Spring Dairy Expo was held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus March 27-29. A total of 728 animals, representing all seven breeds of dairy cattle, were on the grounds for the shows and sales. Exhibitors traveled from across Ohio and eight other states to present 555 open class and […]

Cover crops project reduces nutrient loads in lakes

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Great Lakes Cover Crop Initiative (GLCCI), promoted cover crops and conservation farming systems to crop producers in the Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan watersheds.

Keith Smith retiring from OSU Extension in 2015

Friday, April 4, 2014

When he retires in 2015, Keith Smith will have led the OSU Extension organization for 23 years.

Ohio’s prison farms help inmates experience freedom, responsibility

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Prison farms offer inmates a chance to work — engage with land and animals.

Farmland documentary follows six farmers

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll’s new feature length documentary, Farmland, will be released nationally May 1. The film, produced by Moll’s Allentown Productions with financial support from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, will be distributed in more than 60 major markets. Numerous national exhibitors will be carrying the film including Regal Cinemas, […]

U.S. hog and pigs inventory lowest since 2007

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WASHINGTON – As of March 1, there were 62.9 million head of hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, the lowest inventory since 2007, according to the quarterly hogs and pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Key findings: Of the 62.9 million head of hogs and pigs, […]

PED virus changes some county fair tag-in routines

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stark County junior fair leaders are also considering changes, but the specifics haven’t been finalized.

State agencies craft manure agreement

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Current law gives oversight of agricultural pollution and manure management responsibility for smaller livestock farms to ODNR while ODA regulates the large livestock farms.

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