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A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 19, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Marlington FFA sent one student, Phoebe Filisky, to the subdistrict B Public Speaking contest Feb. 11 at Minerva. Filisky recited The FFA Creed in front of a panel of judges and then answered questions. Fiisky received third.   * * *   SMITHVILLE, Ohio —The Smithville FFA ag sales team recently […]

Pest that kills hemlock found in Ohio

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources have discovered a hemlock-killing pest in Jackson County, in southern Ohio.

Animal care the topic at U.S. Farmer and Rancher Alliance’s 26th Food Dialogues Panel

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A recent panel discussion on animal welfare touched on many topics, yet one recurring theme left a lasting imprint on its participants.

Jeff Raney, Brubaker Farms, food bank honored for dairy innovation

Thursday, February 19, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jeff Raney, of Adamsville, Crawford County, received one of three Pacesetter Awards presented by the Center for Dairy Excellence at the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit Feb. 4-5 in Lancaster. Other awards were presented to Brubaker Farms of Mount Joy, Lancaster County; and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank of Harrisburg. Lifetime in agriculture Born in […]

Purdue seeding trial results show more corn plants per acre

Thursday, February 19, 2015

To achieve the ‘ideal’ population of 32,000 seeds per acre, farmers should put down 32,500 to 34,300 seeds per acre.

Ohio farmers needed to participate in soil fertility projects

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Ohio State Soil Fertility Lab is looking for farmers and crop consultants from across the state to cooperate with a number of projects this year.

USDA gives nonbrowning apples the green light

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has deregulated two apple varieties genetically engineered to resist browning.

Pa. dairy producers receive awards at state summit

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association presented three leadership awards.

Crop consultant explains potential of soybean yield

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

OBERLIN, Ohio — Part of producing a good yielding crop is choosing the right seed and the best genetics for your farm. And the other part is managing the growing environment as best you can, so the seeds live up to their potential. Missy Bauer, a certified crop advisor and an independent crop consultant with […]

Ohio Supreme Court says local rules cannot stop oil and gas drilling

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that local governments cannot impede upon oil and gas activities that are state-approved.

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