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Low-interest loans can help producers start or expand farms

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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.

Wildflowers planted to boost Ohio bee population

Monday, August 11, 2014

In response to the decreasing bee population, the Ohio Department of Transportation has planted wildflowers along a state route to provide food for bees.

Phosphorus runoff studied at Ohio farms as reduction efforts begin

Sunday, August 10, 2014

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.

Butler Farm Show 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

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.

Pa. farmers can get tax credit for conservation

Friday, August 8, 2014

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.

Weather is one factor in decreased butterfly population

Friday, August 8, 2014

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 draws attention to algae, and city’s water treatment plant

Friday, August 8, 2014

Toledo water ban underscores importance of algae issue, and water plant issues.

Counter low grain prices with careful planning

Friday, August 8, 2014

This year’s lower grain prices requires a careful look at risk management options.

Finding an alternative to mowers and weed whackers

Thursday, August 7, 2014

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.

Free solar program in Medina County

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Solar program in Medina County will discuss how solar can work on your farm.

History and preservation matter at Schumaker Farms

Thursday, August 7, 2014

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.

A round-up of FFA news for the week of August 8, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Crestview FFA officer team went to FFA Camp Muskingum Retreat Center July 16-18.

A round-up of 4-H news for the week of August 8, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The next meeting of the Breeders and Feeders 4-H club is Aug. 10 at Memory Lake at Claridon Troy Road Drive.

USDA nutritional values still wrong after two decades

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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.

Proposed rule could enhance tracking of ground beef sources

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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 […]

Ashtabula meeting to discuss rising CAUV rates

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

As CAUV rates rise, landowners want to know why and what they can do.

Pennsylvania man about to complete cross-country antique tractor trip

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ivan Stoltzfus is about to complete his cross-country trip to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project.

Beef checkoff shows strong returns on the dollar

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Study shows Beef Checkoff is very effective.

Penn State uses trial and error to test flower varieties

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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 ranked fourth nationally in farmers markets

Monday, August 4, 2014

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.

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