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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.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Pa. royalty legislation moves forward

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pennsylvania House Bill 1684, is designed to address concerns by landowners whose royalty payments have decreased due to post-production costs.

USDA grant will benefit Athens County food hub

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Doug O’Brien recently visited Athens County to announce a grant award of more than $198,000 to help Rural Action and the Southeast Ohio Food Hub Network expand the distribution of locally grown foods. “Residents in rural communities in Appalachian Ohio have fewer economic and job opportunities compared to […]

Damion daughter is grand champion at Pa. Holstein spring show

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dennis Patrick judged the 216 entries at the Pa. Holstein Association’s spring show March 21 in Harrisburg.

Muskingum conservancy drafts lease for shale drilling at Piedmont Lake

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is completing negotiations for an oil and gas lease for Utica Shale development for nearly 6,700 acres at Piedmont Lake in Belmont and Harrison counties.

Shale industry: Bringing change to eastern Ohio

Friday, March 21, 2014

If communities had to do it over, would they have planned more for what the shale oil and gas future holds?

Grape producers: Winter’s cold takes toll on vineyards

Thursday, March 20, 2014

One winery with vines in Ashtabula and Lake counties claims it will have 100 percent bud kill on the vinifera.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 20, 2014:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Marlington FFA took one individual, Marta Bixler to compete in state semi finals for the job interview CDE on March 1. Job interview takes students through a rigors process in which they fill out a job application, conduct an interview, and write a thank you letter to the interviewers. Marta had […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 20, 2014:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

MUNSON, Ohio —At the last meeting of the Breeders and Feeders, the poultry members discussed housing, feeding and heat. Books were ordered, along with turkeys. Chicken and duck orders are due at the March 23 meeting. Members taking hog projects bought project books for this year and talked about locating breeders and pigs. May 17 […]

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