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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.

USDA reports record growth in organics

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Retail sales of organic products were valued at $35 billion last year.

New poultry litter application method holds promise in corn

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Farmers often use poultry litter as an alternative to chemical fertilizer in pasture and row crop production, as it provides nutrients and organic matter for plants and soil.

Rowe farm: Change is what keeps it moving along

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Today, Rowe, 76, has 40 cows in his herd and he sells feeder calves that are mostly Angus crosses.

White House honors Carrie Vollmer- Sanders

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The White House honored Carrie Vollmer-Sanders, Director of the Western Lake Erie Basin Project for The Nature Conservancy, as a “Champion of Change.”

Find fresh, local produce all season long

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — With temperatures slowly increasing, we all start to think about the wonderful fresh produce that comes along with warmer, longer days as more and more people are looking for local sources to purchase the season’s bounty. One of the ever increasingly popular ways to do so is through Community Supported Agriculture or […]

Marcellus and Utica shale: Pa. DEP postpones shale gas hearing

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The DEP announced March 21 that a delay was requested by both Hilcorp Energy Co. and the DEP to ensure all people affected were notified of the hearings.

Planting update: spring delayed two-three weeks

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

After this winter’s cold, what will spring weather, field conditions be?

Ashtabula County holds dairy banquet, presents awards

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Local dairy farmers were recognized for their milk production achievements, including a couple herds recognized for being Ohio Elite.

Hay production school is April 16

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

JEFFERSON, Ohio — OSU Extension will hold a hay production school April 16 from 9:30-3 p.m. at the Ashtabula County Extension office, 39 Wall St., in Jefferson. Topics include pasture and hay fertility, general hay management guidelines, hay cutting management, weed identification, forage selection, hay renovation and forage species identification. The program includes classroom and […]

Ohio State agronomy webinars for corn, soybean and wheat growers

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Growers can take advantage of a series of free webinars taught by agronomists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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