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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.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Permitting tempers in Ohio in Feb.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Harrison County is leading the way for the number of Utica shale permits issued in the state of Ohio.

Ohio water quality bill moving through capitol

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ohio’s nutrient and water quality bill seen as a good defense against federal regulation.

Ohio Beef Expo: The trade show is growing again

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Ohio Beef Expo takes place March 14-16 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.

Reduce inflammation and feel better beginning with your next meal

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Science continues to expose connections between our food choices, inflammation, and the incidence of chronic diseases like arthritis.

Plans set for Northeast Ohio Winter Grape School set for March 17

Saturday, March 1, 2014

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.

Biomass crop production: Carbon sequestration not so simple

Saturday, March 1, 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. 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.

OSU Extension conferences to help small farm owners

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Small farmers wanting to expand or make their farms work more efficiently, or landowners who are new to agriculture and are looking for ways to utilize acreage, can learn entrepreneurial tips from agricultural experts with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences during a series of small farms conferences in March.

HSUS, OFU members hold meeting to discuss farmer co-ops

Friday, February 28, 2014

Group meets in Ohio to discuss how a co-op could help farmers, especially marketers of grass-fed beef.

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