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Breeding soundness exams render better lambing, kidding seasons

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Using only one ram? If you don’t do a breeding soundness exam, you’re risking big bucks.

Ohio farmers engage in on-farm nutrient research

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Northwestern Ohio farmers aren’t waiting to tackle the issue of water quality.

Online class will help smaller poultry farmers

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Many small farms integrate a poultry enterprise — and many new farmers get started with poultry — because chickens, eggs, turkeys, and ducks are popular with customers, low-investment, quick-turnaround enterprises.

Corn stocks estimate: Does it matter?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Corn prices continue to be dominated by expectations of a large U.S. harvest.

Eclipse lists production from wells in Monroe, Harrison counties

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Eclipse Resources Corporation recently released production figures from two of the company’s pad locations consisting of a total of seven Utica Shale wells.

Livestock producers urged to enroll in disaster assistance program

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging livestock producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, as congressionally-mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers who have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and may be […]

Cash rents: A different approach may be necessary

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The issue of cash rents is complex and there’s not one answer for every parcel or every location.

New look at what’s in fracking fluids raises red flags

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

As the oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, proliferates, a new study on the contents of the fluids involved in the process raises concerns about several ingredients.

Drones on the farm: What are the laws? Learn more at Farm Science Review

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

While the technology is available to use drones for farm operations, the rules of who can use it and how aren’t as clear. Learn more at the Farm Science Review.

Forego end of summer gardening maintenance to see annuals again in spring

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Let annuals go at the end of the summer instead of performing routine garden care.

Potential horse owners: There are some things to consider before buying

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Whether raising a horse for pleasure or profession, it is important to know that caring for horses can be labor-intensive.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Pennsylvania still leading the way

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The applications for new Utica shale wells appear to have slowed in August, as only 38 permits were issued statewide by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Dairymen, two online tools can help with Margin Protection Program choice

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Online tools help dairymen calculate Margin Protection Program costs, as well as forecast MPP payments and the total MPP benefits the producer can anticipate.

Akron company builds drones for farm use

Monday, September 8, 2014

An Akron business specializes in building drones that can be used for farming practices.

Recount underway for Missouri “Right to Farm” amendment

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A recount is in the works for Missouri’s “Right to Farm” amendment, which narrowly passed last month.

Ag survey shows continued decline in Midwest, Mid-South farmland prices

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Amid excellent crop growing conditions and lower grain prices, farmland values in the Midwest and Mid-South continued to decline during the second quarter of 2014.

Mathematicians help California drought-weary berry growers address water issues

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Good math and iPads helping California berry growers.

Henry Ford Hospital replaces heart valve outside the heart

Friday, September 5, 2014

For the first time in the U.S., doctors at Henry Ford Hospital used a minimally invasive procedure to replace a failing, hard-to-reach heart valve with a new one — and placed it just outside the heart.

Looking ahead: natural gas supply, cost could be more than last year

Friday, September 5, 2014

A shortage in natural gas this winter isn’t likely, thanks to the shale gas industry.

OSU Extension to offer Small Farm College

Friday, September 5, 2014

The college is open to all new or aspiring farmers, new rural landowners, small farmers, and farm families looking for new ideas.

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