Find out who topped the livestock competitions at this year’s Mercer County, Pa., 4-H Roundup.
SALEM, Ohio — At the Erie County Fair in New York, Earl Keele was busy helping his brother take care of the cattle they’d brought for show. He fed and watered and groomed while his daughter, Shannon, took in the hustle and bustle of the barn. Shannon, who was 9 at the time, stood back […]
(Editor’s note: Weston Boose, a 4-H’er from rural Norwalk, Ohio, and son of Terry and Mary Lisa Boose, is starting college life at the U.S. Military Academy. This is the second in an occasional series by contributing writer Judy Kocab on Boose’s first year in the academy, where the battlecry of “Duty. Honor. Country.” still […]
The new J. Herbert Thompson Beef Complex won rave reviews during last week’s Columbiana County Fair.
Who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Columbiana County Fair? Read the full story to find out, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s fair.
SALEM, Ohio — Like it or not, mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) is coming your way. The USDA issued its interim final rule for the program July 29, which leaves time for public comment toward the program’s final operation, but allows COOL to go into effect, as planned, Sept. 30. Covered. COOL, which has […]
Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Summit County Fair.
(Editor’s note: Skipping class is not an option for Weston Boose, a college freshman. Neither is not making his bed before he leaves the dorm. That’s because Boose, a 4-H’er from rural Norwalk, Ohio, and son of Terry and Mary Lisa Boose, is starting college life at the U.S. Military Academy. This is the first […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Commodity prices — and resulting food prices — are rising sharply, driven by a combination of factors that include high oil prices spurring biofuels growth, a weak dollar and world production and consumption trends, according to an analysis by Purdue University agricultural economists.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — There are aspects of farming that producers can’t control, such as grain markets, input costs and the weather, but employee management is one aspect that can be controlled and significantly affects an operation’s bottom line. Sarah Smith, an organizational leadership and supervision specialist at Purdue University’s North Central campus, said according […]
COLUMBUS — Wealthy nations willing to collectively spend about $1 billion annually could prevent the emission of roughly half a billion metric tons of carbon dioxide per year for the next 25 years, new research suggests.
SALEM, Ohio — Eleven agricultural groups from across the U.S. have asked Congress to block the advancement of USDA’s National Animal Identification System. On July 23, the groups sent formal correspondence to leaders of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The correspondence asked […]
While average crop farm incomes are at record highs, so too are total debt/equity levels.
WASHINGTON — Can consumers and farmers come to the table to discuss animal care and welfare down on the farm? The American Farm Bureau Federation hopes so. To address consumer concerns about the care provided to farm animals, the American Farm Bureau Federation has launched the Conversations on Animal Care initiative. The goal? Engage consumers […]
SALEM, Ohio — Freestall and feeding barns bigger than football fields. Brand new parlors, double-12s and larger. Bulk tanks to hold 6,500 gallons of milk. Drive across the Ohio countryside and you’ll see these are no longer the stuff dreams are made of. Despite sky-high feed and fuel costs, farmers across the region are pulling […]
Find out who topped the livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Carroll County Fair.
Ohio’s farmland planted to corn is down 13 percent from 2007; soybeans up 11 percent.
COLUMBUS — Ohio communities that want to try innovative ways to enhance the viability of local agriculture and the health of area farms can apply for funding from the Center for Farmland Policy Innovation at Ohio State University. Three goals “Overall, we have three goals for this program,” said Jill Clark, director of the OSU’s […]
FAIRPORT, Ohio — Doug Leikala’s garage is a monument to Harley Davidson, and his home isn’t left standing in the dust, either.
SALEM, Ohio — A swarm of bees is enough to make most people run for cover. Unless you’re Bob the Bee Man.