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Meigs County men plead guilty to crop insurance fraud

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Meigs County men await sentencing for conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Ohio cattlemen honor Buchy, Sutherlys with top awards

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

More than 275 attended the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting and banquet Jan. 24 at the Nationwide Conference Center.

Ohio maple producers learn of new grading system

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

More than 300 people attended the Ohio maple syrup workshop series. The new grading system was a major topic.

Returning to the “roots” of agriculture could help current problems

Monday, January 26, 2015

Some of today’s young farmers are adopting methods such as using no-till practices and fertilizing with manure in an attempt to build carbon levels in soil.

Dairy graziers challenged to keep eye on genetics

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dairy graziers learn about how genetics and genomic testing can improve their herd.

Eating a variety of foods can be good or bad, depending on what’s part of the variety

Monday, January 26, 2015

Consuming many different foods offers many more nutrients than only one food contains.

Cattlemen: Beef up basic management practices

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Lower corn prices, improved pasture conditions, smaller beef cow herds and increased domestic demand combined to help beef cattle producers experience record prices for beef this year.

Tractor square dancers create unique Star at Pa. Farm Show (video)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Two antique tractor square dance clubs joined to create a 16-tractor Star during the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show. (Video)

Phone scams continue to be a serious threat

Friday, January 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — Phone scams remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season.

Taste NY vending machines premiere at rest areas

Friday, January 23, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — Taste NY vending machines are now fully operational at the Clifton Park Rest Area on Interstate 87 north of Albany, and at the Broome Gateway Rest Area, located between the Pennsylvania state line and Exit 1 on Interstate 81 in Broome County.

Tax filing on the farm: Tips for 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

An ag tax law expert offers advice on tax code changes in 2015 — and how farmers can take advantage of them.

Will miscanthus crop live up to the promises?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Energy crop draws mixed reactions among area farmers.

At harvest, miscanthus growers hope secondary uses pay off

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Federally supported energy crop competes for its place in the market.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 22, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Mohawk FFA Chapter recently traveled to Harrisburg for three days at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. The students paid for the entire trip with fundraisers.   At the FFA Mid-Winter Convention, three Mohawk FFA members received the State FFA Degree — Corbin Rohrmann, son of Dee Dee and Rich Rohrmann; Travis Singer, […]

Ohio creamery gets OK on label

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Snowville Creamery produces minimum-heat pasteurized, non-homogenized milk and dairy products sourced from local grass-grazed cows can now label its products as coming from pastured cows fed only non-GMO feeds and forage.

Ohio Beef Expo gears up for 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

This annual event, coordinated by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, includes breed sales, shows and displays, trade show and a highly competitive junior show.

A round-up of 4-H news for the week of Jan. 22, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Lone Rangers 4-H club held its monthly meeting Jan. 11.

New crop insurance option for specialty crop growers, diversified farms

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The policy allows producers to insure between 50 to 85 percent of their whole farm revenue and makes crop insurance more affordable for producers, including fruit and vegetable growers and organic farmers and ranchers.

Half of U.S. dairymen enroll in new margin protection program

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The voluntary program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin — the difference between the price of milk and feed costs — falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.

Food safety expert to growers: ‘Keep calm and get prepared’

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association holds sessions related to produce safety, marketing.

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