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Free webinars explain online tool for dairy feed cost control

Monday, February 23, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Dairy Alliance is offering a free online series to help dairy producers better manage feed costs during the current economic downturn. Virginia Ishler, nutrient management specialist with Penn State Dairy Alliance, and members of the Penn State Dairy Extension Risk Management Team have created an free online Income Over […]

NE Ohio course looks at options for beginning farmers

Monday, February 23, 2009

PENINSULA, Ohio — The Countryside Conservancy is offering a four-session course for beginning or hopeful farmers this spring.

Pennsylvania program: Want free money? Sell carbon credits

Saturday, February 21, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — It’ll be one of the easiest ways you’ll ever make money off your farmland. That’s what’s being said about carbon credit trading, and farmers in eight Pennsylvania counties have the chance to be among the first in the Keystone State to get involved and profit from doing, well, nothing. Pilot Gary Swan, […]

A Call to Barns conference to be held March 31

Friday, February 20, 2009

NEWARK, Ohio –A Call to Barns, a program to appreciate and save old barns as historic icons, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 at Dawes Arboretum. Cost for the program is $15 per person which includes lunch and materials. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. More information For more information call Licking […]

American agriculture protected with pest interception

Friday, February 20, 2009

CHARLESTON, S.C. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialist recently made a significant agriculture interception at the port of Charleston, S.C. Leaf bug The discovery is a first time interception of a leaf bug in the continental U.S. In total, six insects and one snail were intercepted as a result of the examination. The […]

Two land conservancy board members preserve their property

Friday, February 20, 2009

OBERLIN, Ohio — Two founders of the Firelands Land Conservancy have protected their respective properties with conservation easements. Clark Hahn and Gordon Oney, who helped create one of the eight organizations which merged to form Western Reserve Land Conservancy in 2006, granted the conservation easements in December on properties totaling 138 acres. Hahn and Oney […]

Ohio Compost Operator Course to focus on science and art of composting

Friday, February 20, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — The 2009 Ohio Compost Operator Course, open to anyone who works in or around the composting industry, will be held April 1-2 at Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Course offerings The course will offer a practical understanding of the composting process and the means […]

Crawford County, Pa.: Let’s talk about the future of agriculture

Friday, February 20, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Diversified farms and soil types. Plenty of moisture. Optimism about the future. Farmers of all ages, plus agribusiness and political leaders, said these were the good things going for agriculture in Crawford County, Pa. But those who turned out over the past couple weeks for public discussions on the topic also identified […]

Bald eagles back at Cuyahoga Valley park for third season

Friday, February 20, 2009

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — A pair of bald eagles have returned to their nest in Cuyahoga Valley National Park to take up residency for a third season. The pair raised one eaglet in 2007 and one in 2008. The nest is located in the Pinery Narrows area north of Station Road Bridge Trailhead in the park. […]

Farmers see a dramatic drop in dairy prices

Friday, February 20, 2009

A dismal decline in milk prices during recent months has left America’s dairy farmers facing devastating circumstances. Thanks to the global economic recession and growing dairy supplies, milk prices are down more than 50 percent from last summer. The tumble comes on the heels of all-time highs in 2007 and the second-highest level on record in 2008.


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