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Close race for Missouri farming rights amendment could prompt a recount

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Even though Missouri’s Constitutional Amendment 1 was passed on Aug. 5, a recount is expected.

Southeastern Ohio hills alive with farm family history

Thursday, August 21, 2014

When Ezekial Cole purchased 140 acres of land in an area that would eventually become Wayne Township in Jefferson County, Ohio, it is unlikely he considered how, or if, the family farm would be operating 206 years later. “It just makes you proud to keep the farm going,” Carl Kithcart, Cole’s great-great-great-great grandson said.

Recalled beef leads to prosecution for employees

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Owners and two employees of a slaughterhouse that processed bad beef are now facing charges.

Retiring Ohio Holstein editor helped ‘bridge the gap’

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ohio Holstein magazine editor retiring after accomplished career.

The Mason jar through the years

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Mason jar was once a staple for 19th and early 20th century living, but now it has become a modern, hip trend for some.

Federal officials announce more Lake Erie funding

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Brown, Kaptur announce more funding for Lake Erie algae issues.

Do you know what’s in your processed food? FDA may not know, either

Monday, August 18, 2014

The FDA is unaware of many additives that are used in processed foods, some of which cause illnesses.

Ohio Holstein sale averages $3,341

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Ohio Holstein Summer Extravaganza Sale was held Aug. 16 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster.

Gas compressor station approved in Beaver County, Pennsylvania; threatens agriculture

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PowerSource reports that the proposed gas compressor station in the Marcellus Shale region of Beaver County, Pennsylvania has been approved, despite pleas from area residents.

Canfield Fair Pumpkin Show: Growing a giant

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Canfield Fair Pumpkin Show celebrates its 53rd year.

Manure Science Review encourages Ohio farmers to get technical

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ohio’s Manure Science Review breaks down the science of livestock waste application.

Record Ohio harvest, though some futures prices don’t match yield

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ohio’s corn yield is expected to exceed last year’s harvest, but the state’s soybean yield is predicted to be flat, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Royalty battle: Pennsylvania landowners file $5 billion suit against Chesapeake

Friday, August 15, 2014

A $5 billion dollar class action lawsuit has been filed by Pennsylvania landowners against Chesapeake Energy Corp. and its subsidiary, Access Midstream Partners, over gas and oil royalties.

Ohio directors announce new water quality funding

Thursday, August 14, 2014

More funding, more initiatives to combat Lake Erie algae.

Corn crop to exceed demand, farmers worry

Thursday, August 14, 2014

According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the corn harvest is looking plentiful this year, but farmers are concerned that the demand won’t be as great as the yield.

Farm and Dairy writers win national, state awards

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Farm and Dairy reporter Chris Kick and Editor Susan Crowell were recently honored with writing awards from the National Newspaper Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

At Ag Progress Days, officials report on ag industry: Everything on target

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Speaking at Ag Progress Days, Pennsylvania’s leaders agree the state of the Commonwealth’s agriculture is strong and they are willing to fight to keep it that away.

History is airborne at Moore family farm

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Moore family has a long history in crop production, and a more recent interest in aviation.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Aug. 14, 2014:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Beef and Swine 4-H club met Aug. 3. The club wrote a check for barn decorations. There was no junior fair board report. There was no sales report because the sales meeting is not until Aug. 14. Mugs will be provided as buyers’ gifts. The barn decorations are coming along […]

Meetings will help dairy farmers navigate new farm bill programs

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dairy and ag economics experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will hold meetings across Ohio as part of an effort to help farmers learn more about the 2014 farm bill and how it will impact dairy producers.

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