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Ohio, Holmes County forestry industry infographic

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Holmes County timber and wood products industry generates $421 million in output and $24.7 million in tax revenue. Learn more about this Ohio economic driver in this infographic.

Reader concerned over buying influence

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Editor: The Dairy Excel article in the June 5 edition of the Farm and Dairy by Dr. Normand St-Pierre called “Battling the phobia of GMO’s” was an absolute misuse of a psychological term to belittle critics of Monsanto. Monsanto belongs to ALEC an organization which buys influence for corporations. As David R. Resnick, Bioethicist, National […]

Lumber industry has deep roots in Holmes County, and Ohio

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Part I of a two-part series on Ohio’s timber and lumber industry, and specifically the growth in Holmes County, where it contributes more than $420 million annually in industrial output.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Report shows drillers plan to be busy in southeastern Ohio

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica shale are beginning to pinpoint where the sweet spot in the Utica shale may be located.

Pork Checkoff announces new audit platform

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

DES MOINES — After more than a year of industry collaboration, the National Pork Board recently shared plans for a new common industry audit platform for pork producers, packers and processors. The program will use the existing Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) program as its foundation and expand on it to serve as a […]

Satellite shows high productivity from U.S. Corn Belt

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GREENBELT, Md. — Data from satellite sensors show that during the Northern Hemisphere’s growing season, the Midwest region of the U.S. boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth, according to NASA and university scientists. Healthy glow Healthy plants convert light to energy via photosynthesis, but chlorophyll also emits a fraction of absorbed […]

Pioneer opens new corn research center in Urbana

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

(Farm and Dairy was informed June 12 that Pioneer plans to close the recently opened Urbana research location. This announcement was made post-press. The company is working to offer other positions to employees and keep its seed research in-state. The company states: “Through a process of review, Pioneer will further align talent and technology with […]

EPA funding will clean up and redevelop contaminated sites

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Several western Pennsylvania communities will share in a nationwide total of $67 million in brownfields funding announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties.

PEDv; USDA offers funds for swine virus reporting and research

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The number of market-ready hogs this summer could fall by more than 10 percent because of PEDv.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Efficiency and design are vital to well output

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The common point of Hart Energy’s 2014 Marcellus Utica Midstream conference was that it takes time, technology and the right completion design to get the most out of the Utica and Marcellus shale wells.

Fall Cankerworms make major May appearance in West Virginia

Friday, June 6, 2014

Two million acres in eastern Virginia are experiencing an unprecedented outbreak, and cankerworm populations there are showing no sign of collapse.

Kasich signs Ohio’s ag nutrients bill

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ohio governor signs state’s water quality and ag nutrient bill, requiring farmer-certification to apply fertilizer.

Webinars for veterinarians, farmers to cover organic livestock grazing

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Participants will learn how to perform an on-farm risk assessment, or audit, to identify and rank risk factors associated with herd health and performance.

Who owns the mineral rights? The Ohio Supreme Court may decide

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court is being asked to define how the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act from 1989 and 2006 interact.

Historical society names Mahoning Valley historic preservation award winners announced

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN — The Historic Preservation Committee of the MVHS board of directors has announced the winners of the 2014 Historic Preservation Awards. These awards honor those in Mahoning and Trumbull counties who take an active role in preserving historic buildings, sites, and districts. The categories and winners are as follows: Commercial Revitalization Award • Erie […]

National Dairy Shrine names winners

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

DENMARK, Wis. — The National Dairy Shrine has announced the winners of the Guest of Honor, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, Pioneer, Progressive Dairy Manager and Graduate Dairy Production awards for 2014. These awards were designed to honor past, present and future dairy industry leaders who have contributed to strengthening and energizing the dairy industry. Bernard […]

USDA unveils new, partner-driven conservation program

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Building on the 2014 farm bill, program allows private entities, other partners to invest in regional conservation projects.

Delayed planting increases need to scout for pests

Monday, June 2, 2014

In addition to cereal leaf beetle, alfalfa weevil and black cutworm, crop growers need to be on the lookout for slugs, especially in fields with a history of slug damage

Extension educator lending a hand to rural farmers in Mozambique, Africa

Saturday, May 31, 2014

I had the opportunity to assist corn and soybean farmers near the town of Catandica in west central Mozambique in Africa on my third CNFA Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) volunteer assignment.

Combined wool pools set for Lawrence and Mercer counties

Friday, May 30, 2014

In an effort to make the two northwest Pennsylvania Wool Pools more efficient in labor management, equipment, and better on their wool poolers, the Mercer County and Lawrence County Pennsylvania Sheep and Wool Growers Directors have voted to combine their wool pools starting in 2014.

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