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New app fights urge to text and drive

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Three-in-four people admitting to at least glancing at their phones while behind the wheel.

Farm Credit Mid-America provides 299 ways to say thanks

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In keeping with the season, Farm Credit Mid-America launches its 299 Ways to Say Thanks campaign aimed at acknowledging farmers, customers and the rural community for all they do to invest in and secure the future of agriculture and rural America.

New Pennsylvania rules make water quality priority

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

More than 24,000 comments have been received by the Pennsylvania DEP in regards to new oil and gas drilling regulations.

Groups and colleges unite to create national task force on antibiotic use

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A national task force has been created to advise the federal government on the use of antibiotics in production agriculture.

Farmland preservation programs have changed, but same focus

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ohio’s farmland preservation options have changed slightly, but still committed to protecting agricultural land.

No-till conference to address top issues

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Water quality issues will dominate no-till conference.

Farm Credit introduces Homegrown by Heroes

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MidAtlantic Farm Credit, has announced the Homegrown by Heroes initiative, a national food labeling program for veteran farmers.

Forage school coming to Jefferson

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Forage school to be held in January.

Women farmers need to be recognized for their work

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Editor: It’s almost impossible to imagine but according to the recent Women Farm survey of farms in Ohio, there are 32,237 women farm operators doing a variety of work in traditional farming, niche farming, agri-tourism and organics. As a woman farmer I would like to have more access to information, better linkages to other women […]

Esselburns are a true family of ‘Aggies’

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Esselburn family is committed to education, agriculture, careers and country.

Number of women with concealed carry permits up from 2008

Monday, November 10, 2014

One of the ways that women are protecting themselves against violence and crime is by obtaining a concealed carry permit.

Margin protection programs dominate fall dairy meetings

Monday, November 10, 2014

Dairy farmers have some new risk management tools to consider this fall, which were the main focus of the fall meetings of Ohio Dairy Producers Association.

Record cattle prices, again and again

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Beef producers are working to expand their herds. This is demonstrated by the 18 percent reduction in beef cow slaughter so far this year.

Bunny basics: Proper rabbit husbandry

Saturday, November 8, 2014

For those who are thinking of getting a pet rabbit, but are not sure how to care for it, Dr. Kenneth Welle, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana has some suggestions on proper rabbit care.

All about seeds: Our 2014 fall seed edition

Friday, November 7, 2014

Combines may still be harvesting this year’s crops, but smart farmers are already thinking about next year’s planting.

Law serves notice on natural gas developers

Friday, November 7, 2014

A new law in Pennsylvania gives the property owner more control over future use of the land when a gas lease expires.

Winning farmers’ hearing loss battle

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Rex Cunningham’s realization that he was losing his hearing came to him like it does most people — gradually.

Penn State Extension Farm Workshop: Building Management and Leadership Excellence

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Penn State Extension will be hosting the farm executive workshop Jan. 13-14 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Pa.

Engineering soybean disease strategies

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pathogens in soybeans are a big problem not only in the U.S., but also around the world and no more so than in Asia, where soy is a major food source. Asian countries buy much of their soy from the U.S.

Monsanto plans new insect program

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Two years ago, Monsanto launched the Corn Rootworm Knowledge program, designed to reward the research and academic community for outstanding projects that addressed specific aspects of the pest and how best to manage it.

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