The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced changes to the organics program under the federal crop insurance program. These changes are effective for the 2014 crop year.
If it sounds like a joke, that’s because it started as one. Now, however, the game studio behind the project is releasing the game to satisfy ravenous gamers around the world. Behold: Goat Simulator.
The Northeast Agricultural Education Foundation recently made a $25,000 gift to the LEAD New York Program in support of their international study seminar, which will take place in February 2015.
A farmland lease workshop will be held March 10 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Ashtabula County Extension office located at 39 Wall Street in Jefferson.
A new Library of Congress online resource, Songs of America, launched recently.
DENVER — Exports of U.S. beef, pork and lamb closed 2013 on a mixed note. Beef exports eclipsed the $6 billion mark for the first time, setting a new annual value record. At the same time, pork exports declined below 2012’s record highs while lamb sales rose in value on lower volumes according to statistics […]
Coming off a booming year, lower farm income expectations in 2014 will slow sales of John Deere agricultural machinery in the U.S. and Canada. Deere expects sales to be down 5 to 10 percent for the year.
More research needs to be done to further understand how all beta-agonists on the market work in cattle feeding.
A third plan for the proposed severance tax may be on its way to the Ohio Statehouse.
Aspiring and beginning maple sugaring producers wishing to hone your skills may benefit from this program.
Following a successful initial campaign in 2013, Tractor Supply Company has announced the second annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation.
EAST CANTON, Ohio — Imagine being responsible for six children, 132 dairy cattle and 400 acres on a daily basis. Some would say it is daunting to even think about it. But Randy Pero and his wife, Kristy, say it’s a life they wouldn’t trade for anything. After all, their love story started when they […]
OBERLIN, Ohio — The Firelands FFA, Firelands Student Council and the principal’s fund sponsored nationally-known speaker and best seller Sam Glenn Feb. 4. Firelands students in grades 9-12 attended the assembly. Glenn did a chalk art drawing of a lighthouse, then spent time talking to the students. * * * WEST SALEM, Ohio — On […]
CORTLAND, Ohio — The Trumbull Co. 4-H Dairy Judging Team elected Zane Lehmann, president; Tabatha Sherbourne, vice president; Lauren Almasy, secretary; and Keith Barto, treasurer. The meetings are held the third Sunday of the month held at Trumbull County Extension office in Cortland, Ohio at 4 p.m.
As the region continues to experience one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent years, growers and producers can take measures to ensure their safety in increasingly hazardous outdoor conditions.
U.S. propane inventories are nearly 44 percent lower than a year ago, and, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average U.S. price for propane hit a record two weeks ago, up $1.05 to $4.01 a gallon. The propane supply is rebounding, but it is going to cost consumers.
Ohio Pork Producers Council President Duane Stateler, McComb, Ohio, said when the propane shortage was tightest, he lowered the temperature in his barns a few degrees and began to use heat lamps again in the sow nursery and two finishing barns at his hog operation.
This winter has been a doozy. If you’re handy, here’s a couple of ways to make your life in snowy weather a bit easier.
As of Jan. 1, there were 9,500 milk goats in Ohio, unchanged from a year earlier. The Ohio meat and other goat inventory was 60,000 head, 2,000 below the Jan. 1, 2013, count.
Nationally, all cattle and calves in the United States as of Jan. 1 totaled 87.7 million head, 2 percent below the 89.3 million on Jan. 1, 2013.