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Homegrown By Heroes: Growing support for veteran farmers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

When Dawn and Lee Lichtenwalner left Las Vegas in 2008 to take up permanent residence at their 11-acre Leetonia, Ohio, vacation property, turning it into a full-time farming operation was not part of the plan. Earlier this month, their Dandelion Lane Farm became the first in Ohio recognized by the national Homegrown by Heroes program.

Hogan named President of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hogan is also the Ohio coordinator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, as well as Ohio State’s Sustainable Agriculture Team.

York County: Couple selected Young Farmer and Rancher winner

Monday, November 24, 2014

HERSHEY, Pa. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) has selected Andrew and Katherine Flinchbaugh, of York County, as the winners of the 2014 Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) Achievement Award, during PFB’s 64th annual meeting in Hershey. YF&R Achievement Award The award honors the farm couple or individual between 18 and 35 who have demonstrated outstanding […]

Trumbull County lawsuit: A notary has to be present when signing a gas lease

Monday, November 24, 2014

In the consolidated case, the landowners asked the court to rule that the leases were invalid because each of them was signed without a notary present.

Cost of Thanksgiving dinner rises, still under $50

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 29th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.41, a 37-cent increase from last year’s average of $49.04.

Hunting safety tips for beginners and experts

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hunting season is in full swing, so whether you’re hunting with gun or bow, take these safety reminders into consideration.

Good vibrations: Ky. research gives hope in fight against emerald ash borer

Saturday, November 22, 2014

University of Kentucky entomologists believe three species of parasitoid wasps may be capable of helping to stop the invasive emerald ash borer.

House approves new rules for applying manure in Ohio

Friday, November 21, 2014

Rule would ban applying manure in times when runoff is most likely.

New immigration plan creates problems doesn’t consider agriculture

Friday, November 21, 2014

The plan, which will protect millions of undocumented immigrants, but farm workers won’t be permitted to apply for protection due to their jobs unless they have been in the U.S. for more than five years.

Shipping delays pile on more harvesting woes

Friday, November 21, 2014

Shipping grain across the country is proving to be a difficulty for some farmers as trains are not able to haul enough and the barges on the Mississippi River have also been a source of frustration.

This machine is not a toy: Few farm injuries from ATVs but rider safety is still key

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Two Pennsylvania residents were charged with felony child endangerment Nov. 4 following the death of a 4-year-old girl in an Oct. 27 ATV crash. Cases such as these have made ATV rider safety a hot-button issue among safety professionals, legislators and advocacy groups.

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau honors Potter, Mifflin county leaders

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau presented Edward Kosa of Potter County with its 2014 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award

Privacy and security principles for farm data agreement

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Big data privacy agreement: Farmers must be notified that their data is being collected and about how the farm data will be disclosed and used.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Nov. 20, 2014:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BELOIT, Ohio — The West Branch FFA is starting its fruit fundraiser. If anyone is interested in placing an order for fruit, beef Jerky or cider, contact the chapter at 330-938-4483. * * * LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Members of Ohio’s Miami Trace FFA chapter placed eighth out of 44 teams participating in the National FFA […]

Pipeline plans are leaving landowners angry

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The pipelines are coming!

Westmoreland Co. dairyman, Rick Ebert, elected president of Pa. Farm Bureau

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Westmoreland County dairy farmer Richard Ebert has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

Wooster algae farm in transition

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Federally-funded algae research farm going in a new direction, with new partners to be announced.

Ohio group studies a practical way to breed sheep with A.I.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Artificial insemination in sheep is more difficult, but new research can make it more practical.

Stark County Agricultural Society Board elects Jean Slicker first woman president

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Slicker is the first woman elected president in the 165-year history of the Stark County Fair Board.

Economists advise grain producers to watch the bottom line as prices dive

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Grain producers should consider cutting costs to prepare for what could be several years of lower crop prices, say Purdue University agricultural economists.

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