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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.

Optimum planting date could be delayed this year

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

In most years, experts advise to plant corn in southern Ohio between April 10 and May 10 and in northern Ohio between April 15 and May 10.

Beef producers: Beware of cold winter’s impact on calving, lactation

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Beef cows’ nutritional requirements to stay warm and perform well have been higher this winter, putting pressure on their hay inventories and leading to increased costs for producers.

Increase to Ohio’s beef checkoff approved, ODA says

Monday, March 31, 2014

The referendum, seeking to increase the state checkoff on cattle from $1 to $2, received enough favorable votes to pass.

U.S. farmers expect to plant record soybean crop

Monday, March 31, 2014

Planting intentions surpass historic soybean record by 4 million acres, USDA reports.

Wayne County recognizes top dairy producers

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wayne County Dairy Service unit meets, recognizes best.

New hearing dates announced for Hilcorp application

Monday, March 31, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Department of Environmental Protection announced that the hearing sessions on an application for gas well spacing units, or spacing order, received from Hilcorp Energy Co., have been scheduled for May 7 and May 8. “We successfully secured a delay in order to ensure the public was properly informed on this important […]

Bigger tractors for now, but robots could reverse trend

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ag engineering expert says the era of bigger tractors could eventually give way to much smaller, robotic machines.

Give frost seeding a try right now to improve pastures

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Red clover is a popular choice for frost seeding because it has high seedling vigor, is tolerant of a wide range of soil pH and fertility conditions, and tolerates drought

Dairy Farmers of America: 2013 financial results reported

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dairy Farmers of America ended the year with strong operating results.

4R Nutrient Stewardship certification program launched

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ag retailers and stakeholders from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan gather to learn more about certification process

Ohio Farmall collector ‘had good spark’

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The McNaull family tractor collection was sold March 15 at auction, but memories and a special F-12 will live on.

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