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Specht dairy: More space plus good management equals more milk

Friday, June 20, 2014

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 […]

Grape grower got more than an education in Farm and Dairy

Friday, June 20, 2014

Gene Sigel found his calling in the pages of the Farm and Dairy.

Breeders can delve into genomics at annual meeting

Friday, June 20, 2014

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: More than maple syrup

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Firth Maple Products offers more than syrup, it also offers forestry services.

In Holmes County, the furniture, lumber industry employs growing population

Thursday, June 19, 2014

(Final installment of a two-part series on the timber and lumber industry in Holmes County and Ohio.)

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 19, 2014:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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 […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of June 19, 2014:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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 Preservation program adds acreage

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pennsylvania adds 26 farms, more than 2,000 acres to Preservation Program.

Oil and gas well unitization: ODNR chief makes the final decision

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Being forced into unitization, may not be a bad thing for landowners wanting surface land protection.

Hord Livestock focuses on ‘feeding families’

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Crawford County farm uses technology, innovation to help bring pork and beef to the table.

Sweet corn fields provides growth opportunity for Akron students

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

22 students from the New Frontier Academy are getting lessons in marketing and hard work this summer.

Hopeway Dairy Farm: Always looking to the farm’s future

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hopeway Dairy has built their dream barns from the ground up.

Research suggests antimicrobial edible films inhibit pathogens in meat

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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 […]

Cost-share help for Ohio’s honeybees

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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 […]

How-to videos now available for beginning fish farmers

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A new set of how-to videos that teach beginning aquaculturists the ins and outs of fish farming is now available online.

Soil bacteria may provide clues to curbing antibiotic resistance

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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 […]

Buying a gas well? Be aware of liabilities

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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. […]

Oil and gas development homogenizing core-forest bird communities

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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 […]

USDA grants license for PEDv vaccine

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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.

Ohio freezes renewable energy mandates

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The new law will freeze the renewable and solar energy benchmarks for 2015 and 2016, at 2014 levels.


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