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

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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.

Everything you wanted to know about sustainable strawberries in an e-book

Saturday, November 15, 2014

It could be called “Everything You Wanted to Know about Sustainable Strawberries but Were Afraid to Ask,” but this e-book’s secrets can be now be revealed though a single download.

At Meadowhawk Farm, a turkey’s diet influences its taste

Friday, November 14, 2014

Meadowhawk Farm raises bronze and heritage turkeys.

Honey bee habitat: Ohio funding available in early 2015

Friday, November 14, 2014

This year, several NRCS state offices, including California, Florida and Ohio, are setting aside additional funds for similar efforts.

Acorn poisoning is a threat to cattle and sheep herds

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Acorns from this year’s fall crop could cause kidney failure in animals, particularly in cattle and sheep.

OCA members to offer replacement female sale

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sires represented include Angus, Charolais, Gelbvieh, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, Red Angus, Shorthorn and Simmental.

Corn stalks make inexpensive feed source after harvest

Thursday, November 13, 2014

After harvest, corn fields still hold value.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Dominion asks FERC to begin review

Thursday, November 13, 2014

$4.5 billion-$5 billion pipeline would bring 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to North Carolina and Virginia.

Marcellus and Utica shale permit update: Harrison County leads in October

Thursday, November 13, 2014

So far, 1,581 horizontal drilling permits for Utica shale wells have been issued by the ODNR and 1,148 have been drilled.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Nov. 13, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Blake Campbell of the Waterford FFA Chapter won the National FFA Organization’s proficiency award in Swine Production Entrepreneurship. Campbell is one of four people who competed for this award at the national finals from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 during the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Campbell raises and markets five […]

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