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Ohio Beef Expo show results

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

COLUMBUS — Results of the Ohio Beef Expo junior show and showmanship contests include: Senior showmanship 1. Colton Burkett, Ashland County; 2. Hallie Hiser, Greene County; 3. Cameron Alexander, Clinton County; 4. Amber Shoemaker, Stark County; 5. Justin Shonkwiler; 6. Landon Richards, Wood County; 7. Dara Howser, Brown County; 8. Rachel Linder, Stark County; 9. […]

Friends of Ohio Beef Expo honored

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Murray Grey breeder and a western supply store owner were named Friend of the Expo March 14-16.

Dairy producers weighing shift in new farm bill

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Margin Protection Program is designed to help farmers deal with both catastrophic conditions, such as weather extremes, and prolonged periods of low margins.

Herbivores + light = more plant biodiversity

Monday, March 17, 2014

Light availability at the ground level appears to be a big factor in maintaining or losing plant species biodiversity.

Coats protect seeds planted in cold, wet soils

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Agricultural Research Service has conducted several studies to see whether adding a protective coating to corn and soybean seeds could help optimize planting schedules.

Senators defend popular cheese names

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fifty U.S. Senators sign letter defending common food names against European Union.

IGS CNG Services to break ground on compressed natural gas fueling station

Friday, March 14, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN — IGS CNG Services is breaking ground on its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station in the greater Youngstown area — located in Weathersfield Township, Trumbull County. The first of its kind in the Mahoning Valley, this station will service a growing number of Ohio businesses and citizens who are converting to natural gas […]

Young farmers still concerned about available land

Friday, March 14, 2014

Farm Bureau’s annual outlook survey shows land availability a top concern.

Scientists study bats to understand how we smell

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Scientists have identified a distinctive olfactory receptor gene pattern in fruit-eating bats, as well as the particular olfactory receptor gene families important to their fruit diets.

Michigan farmer can keep his pigs

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Michigan DNR determines banned traits no longer present.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 13, 2014:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

PLYMOUTH, Ohio — During the week of Feb. 16-22, Plymouth FFA planned a variety of activities to celebrate FFA and agriculture. Students competed in the pudding challenge during AAA. The challenge winner was Tony Kitts, with Ryan Stumbo and Parker Kennard giving him competition, earning second and third place. Mikayla Reer, Tayler Patton, Colten Young […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 13, 2014:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

CECIL, Pa. — Enrollment for the 2014 4-H year is open and anyone wishing to join 4-H is welcome to attend the Cecil 4-H club meeting March 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cecil Fire Department on Route 50. The club will be completing the 2014 registration process, selecting new projects for the year and […]

As ice melts, whales, ships more common through Bering Strait

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Three years of recordings reveal more detections of both Arctic and sub-Arctic whales.

Ohio Holstein Convention: Auction totals $244,325 from 71 lots

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

There were 71 lots that totaled $244,325, for an average of $3,441.20.

Bill Richards inducted into ODNR Hall of Fame

Monday, March 10, 2014

Bill Richards, Ohio farmer and former chief of the USDA’s Soil Conservation Service, was enshrined into the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Hall of Fame.

Portman says gov’t programs should incentivize people to work

Monday, March 10, 2014

Lawmakers talk about ways to get more people working on annual Farm Bureau trip to Washington.

DEP: Radiation levels normal after Greene County well fire

Monday, March 10, 2014

PITTSBURGH — The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP) said that data collected in response to the recent Chevron well fire in Greene County showed no radiation levels above normal “background” levels. On Feb. 13 and 14, DEP’s BRP responded to the Chevron well fire in Greene County to ensure the […]

Insurance and the new farm bill

Monday, March 10, 2014

By DARYLL E. RAY and HARWOOD D. SCHAFFER Though members of Congress often have every intention of enacting a new farm bill well before farmers have to make planting decisions, so farmers can take the new policies into consideration in their planning process, very often planting is under way before the legislation is completed and […]

Do your calves get quality colostrum?

Monday, March 10, 2014

As spring calving season approaches, it is vital calves receive adequate immunity at birth. Because calves are born without an active immune system, they rely on the consumption of antibodies from colostrum for protection against scours and pneumonia.

It’s our 100th birthday, and we’re looking for vintage farm photos!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Farm and Dairy is collecting your vintage photos of farm and rural life for a special 100th anniversary feature.

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