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Holstein named supreme champion at Spring Dairy Expo

Monday, April 7, 2014

COLUMBUS — The 28th Ohio Spring Dairy Expo was held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus March 27-29. A total of 728 animals, representing all seven breeds of dairy cattle, were on the grounds for the shows and sales. Exhibitors traveled from across Ohio and eight other states to present 555 open class and […]

True value of cover crops to farmers, environment

Monday, April 7, 2014

Cover cropping is one of the most rapidly growing soil and water conservation strategies.

Growing the next generation: Turn kids loose in the garden

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Set aside a plot of dirt where childre can sow their own seeds and tend to their own gardens.

Keith Smith retiring from OSU Extension in 2015

Friday, April 4, 2014

When he retires in 2015, Keith Smith will have led the OSU Extension organization for 23 years.

Ohio’s prison farms help inmates experience freedom, responsibility

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Prison farms offer inmates a chance to work — engage with land and animals.

PED virus changes some county fair tag-in routines

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stark County junior fair leaders are also considering changes, but the specifics haven’t been finalized.

Beef producers: Beware of cold winter’s impact on calving, lactation

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Beef cows’ nutritional requirements to stay warm and perform well have been higher this winter, putting pressure on their hay inventories and leading to increased costs for producers.

Increase to Ohio’s beef checkoff approved, ODA says

Monday, March 31, 2014

The referendum, seeking to increase the state checkoff on cattle from $1 to $2, received enough favorable votes to pass.

U.S. farmers expect to plant record soybean crop

Monday, March 31, 2014

Planting intentions surpass historic soybean record by 4 million acres, USDA reports.

Wayne County recognizes top dairy producers

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wayne County Dairy Service unit meets, recognizes best.

Bigger tractors for now, but robots could reverse trend

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ag engineering expert says the era of bigger tractors could eventually give way to much smaller, robotic machines.

Give frost seeding a try right now to improve pastures

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Red clover is a popular choice for frost seeding because it has high seedling vigor, is tolerant of a wide range of soil pH and fertility conditions, and tolerates drought

USDA extends Milk Income Loss Contract program

Friday, March 28, 2014

USDA has extended the Milk Income Loss Contract program through Sept. 1, 2014, or until a new Margin Protection Program for dairy producers (MPP), established by the 2014 farm bill, is operational.

Ohio Farmall collector ‘had good spark’

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The McNaull family tractor collection was sold March 15 at auction, but memories and a special F-12 will live on.

Rowe farm: Change is what keeps it moving along

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Today, Rowe, 76, has 40 cows in his herd and he sells feeder calves that are mostly Angus crosses.

Planting update: spring delayed two-three weeks

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

After this winter’s cold, what will spring weather, field conditions be?

Celebrate National Agriculture Day, March 25, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture. Count Farm and Dairy as one of those who salute farmers today — and every day!

Damion daughter is grand champion at Pa. Holstein spring show

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dennis Patrick judged the 216 entries at the Pa. Holstein Association’s spring show March 21 in Harrisburg.

Muskingum conservancy drafts lease for shale drilling at Piedmont Lake

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is completing negotiations for an oil and gas lease for Utica Shale development for nearly 6,700 acres at Piedmont Lake in Belmont and Harrison counties.

Spring flood potential is widespread

Monday, March 24, 2014

NOAA predicts moderate spring flood potential in Midwest; California and Southwest stuck with drought.

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