WASHINGTON — Menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings dropped 4 percent in price this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. American Farm Bureau Federation’s 24th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the […]
Ohio recognizes 10 years of preserving farmland at annual summit in Columbus.
The 2009 harvest is way behind schedule and the delay brings additional problems for farmers.
CADIZ, Ohio — More than 100 guests celebrated 64 years of conservation with the Harrison Soil and Water Conservation District Oct. 29 at the Scio Fire Hall in Scio, Ohio. Supervisor elections were held prior to the official meeting. One supervisor was elected to serve a three-year term. Damian Chrisman will serve from Jan. 1, […]
COLUMBUS — The U.S. dairy industry needs to shed an additional 200,000 head of cattle to return to what an Ohio State University Extension dairy economist refers to as a “state of normalcy” where production is more in balance with domestic demand.
WASHINGTON –The U.S. is using less water than during the peak years of 1975 and 1980, according to water use estimates for 2005. Despite a 30 percent population increase during the past 25 years, overall water use has remained fairly stable, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne […]
Decision could bring more producers into federal order program and increase pooling incentives.
Hope was renewed at the annual Pennsylvania Dairy Profitability Forum.
Ohio State University Extension levies in Paulding, Jackson and Coshocton counties fail, while Hardin and Monroe levies pass.
In the Nov. 3 election, Ohio voters passed Issue 2, but the Humane Society of United States plans its own ballot initiative in response.
It’s the threat of recombination of the flu virus in commercial pig populations that concerns scientists.
FRAZEYSBURG, Ohio — Ohio Christmas tree growers are donating real Christmas trees as part of Operation Evergreen sponsored by the Ohio Christmas Tree Association with support from the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx Corporation. Operation Evergreen will help to kick off the Trees for Troops. The Ohio Christmas Tree Association has been delivering trees to […]
PARKER, Colo. — The Wheat Foods Council is launching How Wheat Works, an interactive, online multimedia program that delivers a farm-to-fork education on wheat, enabling a better understanding of its nutritional value. At www.howwheatworks.com, participants of all ages can virtually grow, harvest and mill their own kernels to create their desired wheat food. For each […]
Commercial driver’s license laws in Ohio include exemptions for farmers.
WOOSTER, Ohio — Dairy farmers weathering one of the worst milk price fall-outs in recent history should soon see some relief in the form of federal payments. On Oct. 21, President Barack Obama approved legislation to provide $350 million in emergency assistance for struggling dairy farmers. Funding The funds are part of the $121 billion […]
Experts say food is safe and healthy, when proper steps are taken.
State legislators design a budget but it involves funding cuts for agriculture programs.
URBANA, Ill. — A host of economic indicators suggest that the recession has ended — with more positive than negative signs for the U.S. and the world economies — signaling a recovery for the cattle industry as well. “Unfortunately the beef industry rode the recession downward. So far this year, through the month of September, […]
Beaver County fire departments form a technical response farm team and large animal rescue team
Farmers face frustration as weather continues to push back harvesting.