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Lawmakers discuss federal tax reform with Ohio Farm Bureau

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Lawmakers discuss major tax code reform introduced by Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich.

Spring forward to save energy? Not so fast…

Saturday, March 8, 2014

When the time comes, people around the world turn their clocks an hour ahead come the springtime and turn them back again when autumn arrives. This is because of daylight saving time, an idea first introduced centuries ago by Benjamin Franklin.

Checkoff-funded grant gives culinary students a look at today’s veal

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Veal sizzled in the culinary classroom of Monroe Career and Technology Institute (MCTI) in Bartonsville, Pa., Feb. 24.

‘CSI River Otters:’ Animal forensics, DNA used to estimate population

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The restoration of Pennsylvania’s river-otter population has been, by all accounts, a great success, and a study being conducted by researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will soon quantify the accomplishment by yielding population information.

OCM explains its dislike of ‘industrial ag,’ trust in HSUS

Friday, March 7, 2014

Members of Organization for Competitive Markets recently made a visit to Ohio, explaining their market vision and alliance with HSUS.

Beef checkoff: OCM, NCBA at ‘opposite ends of the table’

Friday, March 7, 2014

Organization for Competitive Markets visited Ohio Feb. 25, criticizing the beef checkoff and industrial agriculture.

Huge food show in Dubai is opportunity to showcase U.S. beef

Friday, March 7, 2014

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. […]

New farm bill gives farmers new options for risk management

Friday, March 7, 2014

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.

U.S. exported less ag equipment in 2013

Friday, March 7, 2014

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 […]

How to prevent snow-related roof collapses

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Some basic steps to protecting your farm building rooves from snow damage.

Gear up for mentored youth fishing days at many locations

Thursday, March 6, 2014

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.

Predicting the future: Farmers rolling dice with crop insurance

Thursday, March 6, 2014

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.

Carbon sequestration not so simple

Thursday, March 6, 2014

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.

Balance and quality define Gahler Farms Angus

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ohio’s Young Cattleman of the Year is committed to the Angus breed, and the larger beef industry.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 6, 2014:

Thursday, March 6, 2014

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 […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 6, 2014:

Thursday, March 6, 2014

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 […]

Schrader auction company sells fertilizer equipment

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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 […]

Website launched to train communities across U.S. in food systems planning

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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.

Conservation corridors: Seed dispersal study shows value, say experts

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Field ecologists go to great lengths to get data. Radio collars and automatic video cameras are among their tools for documenting the natural world.

Ohio Farm Bureau overcomes snow, bitter cold in Washington

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Farm Bureau county presidents hear about farm bill implementation, other top issues in D.C.

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