UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This year’s unusually wet spring and early summer has led many farmers to store hay that’s wetter than normal, increasing the danger of barn fires, according to an expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “Often, farmers have reported they know the hay they are baling is wetter than they’d […]
MADISON, Wis. — With the caloric needs of the planet expected to soar by 50 percent in the next 40 years, planning and investment in global agriculture will become critically important, according a new report released June 25. The report, produced by Deutsche Bank, one of the world’s leading global investment banks, in collaboration with […]
By KAREN L. KIRSCH Contributing writer STOW, Ohio — Daniel Ryan of Stow, Ohio, is not your average guy on the street. The former horticulturist at Hale Farm and Village in Bath sometimes found himself called upon to harness and drive the farm’s team of Belgian draft horses and even the oxen. Little did Ryan […]
COLUMBUS — The 2009 Grand National Ayrshire Sale was one to go down in breed history. Iowa Ayrshire breeders are known to do everything in style, and this sale was no exception. Consignments from across the U.S. and Canada congregated in Dubuque, Iowa, for the sale June 19. In spite of trying economic times, the […]
ANDOVER, Ohio — Hail is believed to be the culprit behind widespread crop damage in an area an estimated 3 miles wide and 6 miles long in Ashtabula County. Weather report The storm began in the late afternoon July 25 between 4 and 5 p.m. but the toll won’t be completely known for at least […]
SALEM, Ohio — The fourth week in June was an exciting one for livestock producers and agricultural organizations across the state of Ohio. Within a week, two similar bills, H.J.R. 2 and S.J.R. 6, were introduced and passed through the House of Representatives and Senate.
They spoke Japanese, German, Portuguese, English and Danish, but the universal language of individuals on the World Jersey Cattle Bureau tour of U.S. farms was the Jersey dairy cow.
AMES, Iowa — Dramatic price fluctuations, increasing demand, the food versus fuel debate and other events of the past year may have food producers wondering which way is up. Despite these recent uncertainties, ‘up’ is precisely the direction an Iowa State researcher believes agriculture is headed for at least the next 10 years.
By CAROL ANN GREGG Farm and Dairy correspondent MERCER, Pa. — After much deliberation, judges selected Lena Aiken as 2009-10 Mercer County Dairy Princess. She is the daughter of Dave and Carol Aiken, New Wilmington. The alternates, both from the Grove City area, are Alisha Henry, daughter of Alan and Beverly Henry and Elizabeth Weber, […]
SALEM, Ohio — The bills authorizing an agricultural ballot initiative, H.J.R. 2 and S.J.R. 6 have officially been passed through both the Ohio House of Representatives and the Senate.
Pennsylvania dairy royalty includes, left to right: Chantal Guidice, Pa. Brown Swiss Miss, Beaver Co. Sarah Weimer, Pa. Guernsey Queen, Venango Co. Amanda Mitcheltree, Pa. Jersey Queen, Lawrence Co. LeeAnn Kapanick, Pa. State Dairy Princess, Crawford Co. Abigail Trotter, Pa. Alternate State Dairy Princess, Lawrence Co. SALEM, Ohio — June Dairy Month began more than […]
Ohio. Sen. Karen Gillmor has introduced S.B. 131, which would give preferred purchasing considerations by all state agencies and state universities to designated bio-based (BioPreferred) products.
SALEM, Ohio — Lawmakers are considering an amendment to Ohio’s constitution that will create and enforce guidelines for proper care of livestock and poultry.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University study shows that introducing a new hybrid of the American chestnut tree could not only bring back the all-but-extinct species, but also put a dent in the amount of carbon in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Encouraging good stewardship of the land is what an eastern Ohio family hopes to pass on to the next generation.
A Jackson Center couple is striving for excellence in their Cheviot herd.
Monroe’s Orchards has been in business for 71 years and now encompasses 140 acres.
SCENERY HILL, Pa. — A person can be defined by the books they read and the people they choose to spend time with, says Alisa Fasnacht, co-owner of Emerald Valley Artisan Cheese in Scenery Hill, Pa. For Fasnacht and her husband, Alan, the ability to network and the inspiration they have found in books helped […]
(Part II of a two-part series.) SALEM, Ohio — Social media users have many reasons for investing time online. For three agricultural individuals, it’s a combination of networking, consumer education and direct marketing — all in different ways. Mike Haley of West Salem, Ohio, decided to set up a Twitter account after hearing about it […]
D.C. Campbell continues to follow her passion: Building a horse training and rehabilitation business for Thoroughbreds.