The bean pod mottle virus, seen throughout the Midwest last year, is a little-known virus spread by a familiar insect – the bean leaf beetle. It causes reduction in seed quality and yield.
Farm and Dairy Publisher Scot Darling reports on ths recent trip to Cuba with a group of media sponsored by the Inland Press Association.
A chance meeting has brought together two men who met for the first time 18 years ago when one was evacuating the other from the Island of Granada.
In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the many sides of limited vision, whether it be in athletes or in cattlemen.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture rule has been amended to allow herds that have tested negative for tuberculosis within 12 months to enter the state. The original rule required herds to be free of the disease within six months prior to entry.
Alisa Shenigo won a triple crown, of sorts, at this year’s Junior Livestock Sale, showing the reserve champion hog and the grand and reserve champion lambs. Jenny Blatt raised the 223-pound grand champion market hog that earned a record bid of $8.75 a pound.
Little Beaver Creek Nature Preserve will buy 1,350 acreas in Columbiana County.
Cliff Kovacic, 45, and his son, William, 27, both of Medina, along with Dennis Jungbluth, 58, and Alan Kimble, 46, both of the Litchfield area, were killed when the antique steam tractor Kovacic was bringing onto the Medina County fairground exploded.
Seventy percent of the soybean crop has bloomed and 20 percent of the plants are setting pods. With timely rain the poor condition of the crop could recover.
A Purdue University agricultural economist estimates a tax savings of more than $5,000 for many producers if Congress adopted a 20 percent federal flat tax.
EPA has adopted rules that clarify the agency’s role in the regulatation of those materials that enable a plant to protect itself that are derived from biotechnology.
On July 16, EPA Administrator Christie Whitman filed a motion in the District of Columbia Circuit Court asking the court to hold action on the lawsuits over the rule for 18 months so the agency could revise the rule.
An 1765 table handed down from a grandmother was appraised as having been the nicest candlestand in Philadelphia at the time, and may be one of only about 15 left in existence.
A draft farm bill proposal by the U.S. House of Representatives retains a mix of popular features from the current farm bill, brings back features from the previous farm bill, and adds counter-cyclical payments to help farmers in times of low commodity prices.
Recently, there has been significant debate over whether to keep the penny as part of U.S. currency or to discontinue production of the penny.
In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell writes about last week’s Firestone Test Center open house, and about the latest class of inductees in the Columbiana County Agricultural Hall of Fame that includes former long-time Farm and Dairy editor Elden R. Groves.
A reader comments on the Bush education policy that threatens new orgies of spending, legislating, centralizing, and reforming.
Growers should scout fields to check for soybean aphids, a new pest attacking the Midwest.
Francis Childs of Manchester, Iowa, the four-time national corn growers’ contest winner in the non-irrigated class, was guest speaker July 18 at the 2001 Lawrence Conservation Crop Day at Sankey’s Feed Mill north of Plain Grove, Pa.
The “Ohio Dollmakers Day” will be Aug. 11 and will include a variety of demonstrations from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A themed competition will take place on this day.