Saturday, January 21, 2017

Weed scientists have been reporting for years that a conservation program meant to provide habitat for pollinating insects is sowing bad seeds.

The 2017 Ohio Maple Days are set for Jan. 19 in Morrow County, Jan. 20 in Wayne County, and Jan. 21 in Geauga County.

Crestview FFA is holding a packing event Feb. 24 with Crestview Middle School students to pack 80,000 meals for residents in Ashland and Richland counties through Meals of Hope.
piglets

U.S. pig farmers are not only well aware of new federal rules for on-farm antibiotic use, but are already complying.

Some research has shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA.
Buckboard restoration

Jim Bates of Salem, Ohio, restored his great-grandmother's 1880s wagon. Mary Eliza Filson Shaw was a one-room schoolhouse teacher in Columbiana County.
Holstein dairy cattle grazing

The Ohio Forages and Grasslands Council annual conference is Feb. 3 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg. Register by Jan. 27.
hoopes fertilizer fire

A fire destroyed a warehouse storing a de-icer product Jan. 9 at Hoopes Fertilizer Works, located on U.S. Route 30 just west of East Rochester, Ohio.
AFBF Bob Stallman

According to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall , last year's election should send a message to politicians: "Ignore rural America at your own risk!”

In view of the challenging market ahead, developing a marketing plan for newborn and expected calves can help improve profits in 2017.
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