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Urban farms prove to be beneficial to families and neighborhoods

Monday, July 28, 2014

It isn’t just out in the country that you can hear the sound of a hen clucking, according to The New York Times.

Minnesota teachers promote “agricultural literacy”

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Teachers in Minnesota are finding a new focus for “hands-on” learning for their students.

Gas compressor station could impact Pennsylvania farm

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that a compressor station used for transporting natural gas through pipelines may potentially be placed in the way of a Beaver County, Pa.’s organic farm.

U.S. cattle inventory down 3 percent from 2012

Friday, July 25, 2014

As of July 1, there were 95 million head of cattle on U.S. farms, according to NASS reports.

Folk agriculture makes a comeback

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mountain Xpress tells of a “folk system” of agriculture is being promoted in Appalachia, drawing on food systems of days gone by.

Champions named at national junior angus show

Friday, July 25, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 700 Angus juniors and their families traveled to Indianapolis to compete in the 2014 National Junior Angus Show July 6-12 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. National Junior Angus Association members represented “Angus in the Heartland” as they exhibited 1,071 entries during the week-long event that included more than a dozen educational […]

Fruit recalled due to bacteria

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Plain Dealer reports that the large-scale recall of fruit this week has now grown to include Canada and other countries due to the discovery of the listeria bacteria on the fruit in Australia.

Late wheat harvest could jeopardize hopes for a second crop

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SALEM, Ohio — The question for many farmers is: Should we or shouldn’t we? Wheat With this year’s wheat harvest about two-three weeks behind normal, farmers must now gamble over whether to plant a second, “double crop.” Ralph Wince,a grain merchandiser with Agland Co-Op, said he estimates that 90 percent of the wheat harvest in […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 24, 2014:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA members have been busy. Four members from the Northwestern FFA Chapter had the opportunity to visit the nation’s Capital July 8-13 while attending a leadership conference consisting of FFA members from around the country. Shannon Garrison, Zach Berry, Kaci Way, and Rachelle Howman attended this event. Each day of the conference had a different theme.

Carroll County Fair 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Carroll County market animal sales totaled almost over $100,000 over the 2013 market sale.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 24, 2014:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BEACH CITY, Ohio — The Green Valley 4-H Club met July 14 at the Beach City Grange to discuss Stark County Fair decorations and the group’s community service project.

Ducks should be abundant for hunting season

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch reports that when fall and winter come around in Ohio, duck hunters should be in luck.

What’s happening with hops in Ohio

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In terms of both production and economic opportunity, hops growing is hot in Ohio. But the second year of a study by Ohio State, at its Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, has yielded both good returns and cause for concern.

Western Illinois University offers resources to local farms

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

AgriNews reports that Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture is not only nationally recognized, but also provides assistance to area farmers through their organic research farm.

Drones could be useful in farming, according to professor

Monday, July 21, 2014

Columbia Daily Tribune recently reported that Bill Wiebold, professor at the University of Missouri, shared his ideas about how drones could be used for farming.

Buffalo, New York art exhibit features rice farming

Friday, July 18, 2014

A photographer has found one particular subject to focus on for a collection of his pieces: rice.

Ohio Farmers Union to hold farm bill forum

Friday, July 18, 2014

Expert panel moderated by Ohio Farmers Union will include federal experts.

Infographic: Pennsylvania and West Virginia shale drillers

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pennsylvania and West Virginia have seen numerous oil and gas companies with permits and wells. Read about Ohio Marcellus and Utica shale news: Marcellus and Utica shale: Production nearly doubles in Ohio View the infographic for Ohio’s shale drillers here. View the infographic about the shale industry’s history in Ohio and Pennsylvania here.

Infographic: Ohio producing wells

Friday, July 18, 2014

As of June 18, 2014, drilled and producing wells were located in 16 Ohio counties.

Infographic: Shale did you know…

Friday, July 18, 2014

More drilling permits are being issued as oil and gas companies continue to explore the Marcellus and Utica shale plays.

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