SUGARCREEK, Ohio — New buildings and more cow space have made a big difference the past few years at the Specht family dairy farm in Tuscarawas County. The barns are not quite as large as you might see on a large commercial dairy, but they’ve made a big improvement the herd performance on this fourth-generation […]
Gene Sigel found his calling in the pages of the Farm and Dairy.
Five experts in genomic testing and evaluation will share their perspectives and prognosis for the future of Jersey genomics in a moderated panel discussion June 27 during the American Jersey Cattle Association-National All Jersey annual meetings in Alexandria, Va.
Firth Maple Products offers more than syrup, it also offers forestry services.
(Final installment of a two-part series on the timber and lumber industry in Holmes County and Ohio.)
BERLIN CENTER, Ohio — Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club member Shannon Marshburn shared her expertise about her “Shopping Saavy” clothing project when the club met for their June meeting. Her presentation included the information she used on her poster display and how she assembled her notebook for clothing judging in 2013. Kathleen Moser announced a […]
BELLEVUE, Ohio — The 2014-2015 Bellevue FFA officer team attended officer training, which was held at Kalahari Resorts, in Sandusky, over three days. During officer retreat the team learns the roles and expectations for each office, as well as techniques to use to help the team run smoothly. * * * BERLIN, Ohio — FFA […]
Pennsylvania adds 26 farms, more than 2,000 acres to Preservation Program.
Being forced into unitization, may not be a bad thing for landowners wanting surface land protection.
Crawford County farm uses technology, innovation to help bring pork and beef to the table.
22 students from the New Frontier Academy are getting lessons in marketing and hard work this summer.
Hopeway Dairy has built their dream barns from the ground up.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Antimicrobial agents incorporated into edible films that are applied to foods to seal in flavor, freshness and color can improve the microbiological safety of meats, according to researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State. Using films made of pullulan — an edible, mostly tasteless, transparent polymer produced by […]
COLUMBUS — Ohio farmers rely on bees to pollinate more than 70 crops, but 50 to 80 percent of the honeybees raised by Ohio’s registered beekeepers died last winter. Researchers suggest a number of reasons for this phenomenon, including the loss of the flowering habitat bees need to strengthen and grow their colonies. A program […]
A new set of how-to videos that teach beginning aquaculturists the ins and outs of fish farming is now available online.
ST. LOUIS — Drug-resistant bacteria annually sicken 2 million Americans and kill at least 23,000. A driving force behind this growing public health threat is the ability of bacteria to share genes that provide antibiotic resistance. Bacteria that naturally live in the soil have a vast collection of genes to fight off antibiotics, but they […]
COLUMBUS — Landowners who take ownership of gas wells on their property need to make sure the benefits outweigh the financial liabilities, according to Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Director of Energy Policy Dale Arnold. Arnold has been working with Farm Bureau members in eastern Ohio on whether purchasing wells on their property makes financial sense. […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Conventional oil and gas development in northern Pennsylvania altered bird communities, and the current massive build-out of shale-gas infrastructure may accelerate these changes, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The commonwealth’s Northern Tier — one of the largest blocks of Eastern deciduous forest in the entire Appalachian […]
This is the first licensed vaccine for PEDv. It will be used to vaccinate sows with the intent that they build antibody, and transmit that antibody through their milk to newborn piglets.
The new law will freeze the renewable and solar energy benchmarks for 2015 and 2016, at 2014 levels.