The Pa. Department of Environment Protection can help protect your property, but that might not be enough.
ABOVE: CEREAL LEAF BEETLE LARVA WOOSTER, Ohio — This could be the year cereal leaf beetle makes a comeback in Ohio, causing widespread problems. Ohio State University Extension entomologist Ron Hammond said there are populations of cereal leaf beetle in the southern and central parts of the state, but there is also potential for outbreaks […]
Grafting may improve tomato varieties more quickly, compared to traditional genetic breeding.
Ashland County volunteer makes her county a leader in farm protection programs
An agribusiness supports this Kent State University student during the school year.
MADISON, Wis. — Citing the interest of public health and the safety of his state’s dairy industry, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed a senate bill on May 19, that would have allowed for direct farmer-to-consumer sales of raw milk. “I recognize that there are strong feelings on both sides of this matter, but on balance, […]
A grass-fed operation is only three years old, but it has been a long time in the making.
WOOSTER, Ohio — A bill designed to stabilize dairy prices and control the growth of dairy farms that want to expand has officially been introduced to Congress. Known as the Dairy Price Stabilization Act — the legislation is a hybridization of plans by Holstein Association USA, Milk Producers Council of California, and many others concerned […]
By ANDY ANDREWS Contributing Writer LANCASTER, Pa. – More than 60 percent of the milk sold in this country is processed using migrant labor. In fact, most of the food we eat is handled in some way by migrant workers. With the passage of Arizona’s new immigration law, SB1070, Congress is well on the way […]
There are countless poisonous plants in the world. Unless they are specialists who can identify all the varieties, it is often difficult for owners to roam their pastures and know what to look for. But two of the most common plants that are poisonous to horses are white snake root and maple leaf. “White snake […]
Burrito behemoth is critical of modern agriculture, supports HSUS ballot initiative.
WASHINGTON — The USDA is offering a new Transition Incentives Program (TIP) to encourage retired or retiring farmers to transition their land to beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers. Producers who want to apply for the program can start signing up now. If all program requirements are met, the new program provides annual rental […]
In return for a commitment of three years of veterinary services in a designated veterinary shortage area, USDA may repay up to $25,000 of student loan debt per year.
Michigan cattle must have electronic ID before they may move from a farm.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the debate about the health attributes and risks of raw milk spills into capitols and courts across the country, a food safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is urging people to think carefully about the risks before consuming unpasteurized dairy products.
Cattle prices to remain high this spring, with summer prices in the low- to mid-$90 range per hundredweight.
Historical flood expected to cause significant losses for farmers in Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio.
More than 100 attend the first of six listening sessions being held by the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.
COLUMBUS — Twin-row corn is becoming more of an attractive production practice for growers across the Midwest, but the jury is still out in Ohio on its yield potential.
WOOSTER, Ohio — He had said it would be the end, and from the way it looks, it might just be. Mike Hogan, director of Ohio State University Extension in Carroll County, said in April his county would need to pass a .57 mill, five-year tax levy if it was to continue Extension services and […]