The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Bill Wehry, announced Aug. 6 that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low interest 2014 loans available through FSA’s direct farm ownership program.
In response to the decreasing bee population, the Ohio Department of Transportation has planted wildflowers along a state route to provide food for bees.
Runoff from farms is one source of phosphorus that has contaminated Lake Erie, contributing to the toxic algae blooms that prompted a city-wide water ban in Toledo, Ohio in early August.
Several new records were set at this year’s Butler Farm Show Junior Fair Livestock Market Sale. The records were set in the steer sale, rabbits, lambs and goat divisions.
Pennsylvania farmers who want to use best management practices or purchase on-farm conservation equipment can now apply for tax credits through the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) program.
The cold winter and wet spring are cited as two reasons why this year’s butterfly population is so low, according to The Washington Post.
Toledo water ban underscores importance of algae issue, and water plant issues.
This year’s lower grain prices requires a careful look at risk management options.
An alternative to mowers and weed whackers to clear stream banks has been tried by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, according to the Le Mars Daily Sentinel.
Solar program in Medina County will discuss how solar can work on your farm.
This week, as part of our 100-year anniversary celebration, we start a 10-week series profiling some of the region’s farms that have been in the same family for 200 or more years.
The Crestview FFA officer team went to FFA Camp Muskingum Retreat Center July 16-18.
The next meeting of the Breeders and Feeders 4-H club is Aug. 10 at Memory Lake at Claridon Troy Road Drive.
1992′s food pyramid was replaced by the food plate in 2010, but more changes are coming in regards to what nutrition should look like.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – A recently proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service would require grocery stores and supermarkets to keep more documentation on ground beef sources, which could assist in more timely traceability of a particular beef source that may have caused a foodborne illness. The proposed rule would […]
As CAUV rates rise, landowners want to know why and what they can do.
Ivan Stoltzfus is about to complete his cross-country trip to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project.
Study shows Beef Checkoff is very effective.
Penn State Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center uses trial-and-error to determine the types of flowers that will grow in the region.
Ohio’s 311 reported farmers markets rank the state fourth in the nation on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s list, as reported by The Plain Dealer.