WASHINGTON — A dozen leaders of state and national agriculture organizations from around the United States visited the Middle East and Europe through a trade mission organized by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. The goal is to develop a deeper understanding of the potential of these two export markets for U.S. beef, pork and lamb. […]
The 2014 farm bill gives farm operators and landowners the choice among fixed price supports (PLC) and county- or farm-level revenue coverage (ARC). Although still early, some general conclusions about the programs can be reached.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Exports of U.S. agricultural equipment dropped 6 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year for a total of $12 billion shipped to global markets, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, citing U.S. Commerce Department data it uses in trend reports for members. Results were mixed by world region. AEM said […]
Some basic steps to protecting your farm building rooves from snow damage.
The 2014 Mentored Youth Fishing Days are approaching, so youth anglers and their mentors are gearing up to fish on 41 waters across the state.
Most farmers say they would farm without crop insurance, but it makes their lives a little easier. Without the backup of crop insurance, they say, their business and livelihood might not survive. Kristy Foster-Seachrist examines how Ohio farms are using, or not using, the program.
Findings at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are providing information about the soil carbon dynamics that play a crucial role in lifecycle assessments of bioenergy production.
Ohio’s Young Cattleman of the Year is committed to the Angus breed, and the larger beef industry.
BELMONT, Ohio — The Belmont County 4-H Horse Committee met Feb. 18. Elections were held and officers are: Jeff Kinsey, president; Dave Kuckuck, vice president; Jeanne Shaw, secretary; Becky Elizeus, treasurer; Jeanne Shaw, point secretary. The next meeting is set for March 13 at 6 p.m. at the Belmont County Extension office. The arena committee […]
The Smithville FFA chapter sent a group of members to the National Farm Machinery Show, in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 13-14. The students who went were Brett Bauman, Colin Stoll, Jacob Studer, Zach Studer, Cole Thomspon, Wyatt Baer, Tristen Stoll, Kolstin Hartzler, Frank Becker, Wyatt Loving, Michael Stewart, Shawn Mantovani, Wren Hostetler, Jesse Stoller, Colton Martell […]
COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. — Kevin Wendt and Nick Cummings, of Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company, Inc., auctioned off fertilizer equipment for Trupointe Feb. 25 in Springfield, Ohio. The highest selling item at the auction was a Rogator 1074 liquid, which sold for $50,000. Other top-sellers were a GVM Prowler 9275 combo, that a bidder […]
Communities looking to broaden access to healthy food and sustain local farms and food production have a new resource: www.GrowingFoodConnections.org, a repository of information on food systems planning.
Field ecologists go to great lengths to get data. Radio collars and automatic video cameras are among their tools for documenting the natural world.
Farm Bureau county presidents hear about farm bill implementation, other top issues in D.C.
Harrison County is leading the way for the number of Utica shale permits issued in the state of Ohio.
Ohio’s nutrient and water quality bill seen as a good defense against federal regulation.
The Ohio Beef Expo takes place March 14-16 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.
Science continues to expose connections between our food choices, inflammation, and the incidence of chronic diseases like arthritis.
OSU Extension, KSU Vesta Program, and the Ashtabula Research Station for the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center are co-sponsoring the Northeast Ohio Winter Grape School from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 17 at the Geneva Lodge and Conference Center in Geneva-on-the-Lake.
Findings at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are providing information about the soil carbon dynamics that play a crucial role in lifecycle assessments of bioenergy production. These studies at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency, support the USDA priority of developing new sources of bioenergy.