WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service plans to prepare two separate environmental impact statements to better inform decision-making regarding the regulatory status of crops genetically engineered to be resistant to the herbicides known as 2,4 dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and Dicamba. APHIS’ Notices of Intent to prepare these EIS’s [...]
Warmer weather is finally here and with the rising temperatures comes the emergence of ticks that may carry dangerous diseases, and are now looking to feed.
After a tornado destroyed their building in September of 2010, a new research and engineering facility is being built that will house some 50-plus staff.
The Keystone Beef Marketing Network and the Deshler Farmers Elevator Company, Henry County, Ohio, were two recipients of 110 grants to agricultural producers and rural businesses announced by the USDA.
TOLEDO — Inflation, economic developments, political decisions, urban sprawl, and of course climate change are just a few of the challenges within the agribusiness industry. Despite many issues, agriculture continues to be Ohio’s leading industry. An organization with more than 130 years of history tackling challenges in the industry is aiming to educate the public [...]
WASHINGTON — The USDA’s Farm Service Agency administrator, Juan M. Garcia, announced recently that farm payments, which had been temporarily suspended due to sequestration, are scheduled to resume May 8. This includes payments for the 2011 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program, the Noninsured Crop Assistance Program and the Milk Income Loss Contract Program. On March [...]
COLUMBUS — The Ohio State University poultry judging team competed in the 66th U.S. Poultry & Egg Association National Poultry Judging Contest hosted by Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge April 10-12. Eleven teams competed, and Ohio State’s team finished eighth overall. Team members The Ohio State team included Abbey McCune, a graduating senior from [...]
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio State University Extension received a grant from the Animals for Life Foundation to present two hands-on workshops on farm animal behavior and handling in order to be better prepared when responding to incidents involving livestock. Cattle and sheep The first workshop, which includes cattle and sheep, [...]
Carroll County continues to be the drilling hub in the Utica shale in Ohio. During April, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 24 permits for wells in Carroll County. All of the permits issued were to Chesapeake Exploration.
BURTON, Ohio — The Sew Sew Sweet 4-H club met May 5, with 12 members and six guests present. The community service committee reported they wanted to sew wheelchair bags and make no-sew fleece blankets to help out transplant and nursing home patients. It was announced the Style Show is set for July 16. As [...]