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.
A group of university experts recently compiled an analysis of the dairy part of the new farm bill. Here is an abbreviated version of their letter. For the full letter, visit www.farmanddairy.com.
Rising immigrant population means more interest in meat goats, various holidays.
The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society of The Ohio State University will honor several outstanding alumni during its annual Alumni Awards Luncheon March 1.
Despite their typically small size and sparse distribution, farms that sell their products locally may boost economic growth in their communities in some regions of the U.S., according to a team of economists.
The Ohio Statehouse will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a special display, free historical performance each Thursday at noon and special tours of the George Washington Williams Room.
A first-of-its-kind inventory for wild and weedy relatives of important crops has been developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists and their collaborators.
Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds, because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection.
When it comes to foodborne illness, fresh produce belies its healthful aura: Fresh fruits and vegetables account for 24 percent of U.S. foodborne illness in which both the responsible food and contaminant are identified, according to a 2013 analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Using a plant-derived chemical, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed a process for creating a concentrated stream of sugars that’s ripe with possibility for biofuels.
The 28th annual New York Farm Show will be held Feb. 20- 22 at the New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse.
The president has signed the farm bill into law, praising bipartisanship by the House and Senate.
The U.S. Senate has approved the 2014 farm bill, voting to send it to the president.
A milk truck slid down a snow-covered hill, crashing into the house of a Belmont County man.
The 2014 Ohio Pork Congress will be held Feb. 11-12, in Columbus, at the Crowne Plaza North. Those involved in the pork industry across the state will want to attend the Ohio Pork Congress to view and learn about the latest pork industry technologies.
Cargill, the world’s largest producer of hamburger, has begun labeling its products that contain the company’s finely textured beef product.
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released final estimates of planted and harvested crop acreage for 2013 in the Crop Production 2013 Summary report Jan. 10. The USDA’s Farm Service Agency released its final report of planted acreage for 2013 Jan. 15.
Ohio Farmers Union members oppose state beef checkoff increase, give nod to severance tax if receipts directed to affected counties.
Chesapeake Energy is estimating 2014 production growth of 2 to 4 percent, targeting an average daily production rate of 680,000-695,000 barrels of oil equivalent.