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Ohio Agriculture Day celebrated

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

HARTVILLE, Ohio — Ohio Agriculture Director Robert Boggs gathered with legislators and community leaders to celebrate Ohio Agriculture Day and highlight the strong relationship between Ohio’s agriculture industry and its emerging bioproducts sector. Farmers William and Jacqueline Garmier received the department’s Ambassador of Ohio Agriculture award for their work at Renewable Lubricants Inc. Bioproducts Bioproducts […]

Pa. milk production in 2008 down 1 percent from 2007

Monday, March 23, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s milk production for 2008 totaled 10,575 million pounds, down 107 million pounds or 1 percent from 2007. Ranked fifth Pennsylvania ranked fifth in milk production for 2008, behind California, Wisconsin, New York and Idaho. The average number of milk cows during the year was 549,000, which was 1,000 less than the […]

Use the field’s history when making soybean planting decisions

Monday, March 23, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — When it comes to preparing Ohio soybeans, one of the best sources of information growers can use to make planting decisions is right beneath their feet — the field’s history. Anne Dorrance, an Ohio State University plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said let the field do the […]

Nominees being accepted for Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame

Monday, March 23, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Agricultural Council is seeking nominations for the 2009 Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame. Induction into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame is Ohio’s highest recognition of an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the agricultural industry. Each year four prominent agricultural leaders are honored and inducted into the Ohio Agricultural […]

No-till works, but is not always applicable for storing carbon

Monday, March 23, 2009

COLUMBUS — No-till is recognized globally as an ideal means of conserving soil and water while also storing soil carbon, but the agricultural practice may not be applicable under all environmental conditions. Ohio State University soil scientists measured carbon levels in no-till fields throughout seven states and found soil texture, moisture, temperature and terrain parameters […]

Increased sightings of bobcats

Monday, March 23, 2009

ATHENS, Ohio — Increased evidence of bobcats living in Ohio’s southeastern counties continues with the confirmation of 65 sightings by state wildlife officials during 2008, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Increase The reports show an increase from the 51 verified sightings in 2007. The bobcat was found throughout Ohio […]

Sharp-eyed volunteers spot Ohio’s newest eagles

Monday, March 23, 2009

COLUMBUS — The first eaglet of 2009 has hatched in Ashtabula County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

Ammonia applicators have safety issue

Monday, March 23, 2009

AMES, Iowa — High nitrogen fertilizer prices have producers and ag-input suppliers searching for ways to reduce costs and gain efficiency. Some anhydrous ammonia applicators have responded by modifying equipment to allow control of flow to individual sections of an applicator, or even to individual knives. “These modifications are being made in order to avoid […]

Photos from the 2009 Ohio Beef Expo

Monday, March 23, 2009

Photos from the 2009 Ohio Beef Expo, March 20-22. Check back, as gallery will be updated throughout the weekend.

New video series offers advice for new farmers

Saturday, March 21, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University is launching an innovative, online video series that will help agricultural entrepreneurs successfully launch new farms in New York state. The video series, “Voices of Experience,” covers essential topics such as financing farm start-up, marketing, profitability, and goal setting. The ‘voices of experience’ in the series are actual farmers who […]


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