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Poultry production may be ramping up

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Broiler growers in the United States reportedly placed 166 million chicks for meat production, which was also up by 3 percent from November 2013.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Dec. 4, 2014:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

BROOKFIELD, Ohio — At their monthly November meeting, the Brookfield 4-H Friends invited Eagle Scout Matt Turner to discuss flag etiquette, flag retirement, and how to properly fold a flag. Newly elected officers include: president, Robbie Dixon; vice president, Amanda Wylie; secretary, Conner Dixon; treasurer, Josie Wagner; safety officer, Luke Wagner; health officer, Brandon Trinckes; […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Dec. 4, 2014:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

WEST SALEM, Ohio — Northwestern FFA members competed Nov. 25 in the county parliamentary procedure contest and district job interview contest held at Triway High School. The novice parliamentary procedure team was made up of Amaya White (chair), Cody Tegtmeier (chair), Emily Finley, Rae Rempher, Kennedy Hoffer, Christie Franks, David Miley, Austen Wood, and Jessie […]

Letter to the editor: Global warming and radicals

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Common sense seems never to pop into the minds of radicals, according to the letter’s author.

Cornell to offer online classes in small farms program

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ITHACA, N.Y — A lineup of online courses are offered this winter and spring by the Cornell Small Farms Program. Here are the next courses in the line-up: BF 102: Markets and Profits is a six week online course aimed at aspiring farmers still forming their farm plans. They will be held Jan. 15 to […]

Farmers urge Congress to reinstate tax break on equipment purchases

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

An upcoming Congressional decision on one of 55 expired tax provisions could have impact the next generation of family farms, according to Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation.

Top 10 gifts for foodies

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It’s nearly impossible to shop for a foodie without getting hungry or finding something you’d like for yourself.

Top 10 gifts for kids

Monday, December 1, 2014

Choosing gifts for children can be one of the most fun shopping experiences, and our gift guide is here to help.

Top 10 gifts for gardeners

Monday, December 1, 2014

From gardening tools to decorative items, our gift list has something for all gardeners.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 11/29

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The top stories from the week Nov. 23 to Nov. 29, 2014.

Top 10 gifts for farmers

Friday, November 28, 2014

Buying for a farmer won’t be hard this year with our gift list.

Colorado cafe offers meals for “pay-what-you-can” price

Friday, November 28, 2014

The pay-what-you-can cafe is a non-profit, run entirely by volunteers.

Sirna’s Farm Inc.: Putting new spin on farm fresh pizza

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Today, the Sirna Farm is comprised of 43 acres, and 30 acres of that is woodlands. The Sirnas rent additional acreage and farm a total of 150 acres.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of November 27, 2014:

Thursday, November 27, 2014

BEVERLY, Ohio — The Fort Frye, alongside Waterford and Marietta FFA chapters debarked on the six hour journey to Louisville, Ky., for the 87th National FFA Convention. The members attended Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby Oct. 30. On Oct. 31, the members wore official dress to Freedom Hall, and were able to shop […]

Top 10 gifts for outdoor trendsetters

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Whether you’re buying for an outdoorsman, nature lover or trendsetter, you’ll find the perfect gift on our list.

Wetlands rule brings controversy, confusion

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Questions remain about what the wetland rule protects.

Obama vows executive action over immigration reform

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

President’s plan would allow more than 4 million undocumented immigrants to stay here on a temporary basis.

Homegrown By Heroes: Growing support for veteran farmers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

When Dawn and Lee Lichtenwalner left Las Vegas in 2008 to take up permanent residence at their 11-acre Leetonia, Ohio, vacation property, turning it into a full-time farming operation was not part of the plan. Earlier this month, their Dandelion Lane Farm became the first in Ohio recognized by the national Homegrown by Heroes program.

Hogan named President of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hogan is also the Ohio coordinator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, as well as Ohio State’s Sustainable Agriculture Team.

York County: Couple selected Young Farmer and Rancher winner

Monday, November 24, 2014

HERSHEY, Pa. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) has selected Andrew and Katherine Flinchbaugh, of York County, as the winners of the 2014 Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) Achievement Award, during PFB’s 64th annual meeting in Hershey. YF&R Achievement Award The award honors the farm couple or individual between 18 and 35 who have demonstrated outstanding […]

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