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Farm bill by 2014? Maybe … maybe not

Friday, November 22, 2013

New farm bill clear as mud as Congress breaks for recess.

Search for what makes a tasty tomato

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tomatoes are a $2 billion crop in the U.S., but a common complaint is that the varieties in supermarkets often lack the flavor of locally grown varieties.

To improve flavor, breeders need to know more about the types of tomatoes that hold the greatest potential for enhancing taste.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Farm and Dairy

Thursday, November 21, 2013

It’s that time of year again: the time that we acknowledge all of the things we’re thankful for.

EPA awards grant to Ohio Lake Erie Commission

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission to study the causes of harmful algal blooms and low oxygen levels in Lake Erie.

Brooklyn Farmer: New York’s urban farming scene is growing roots

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Brookyln Farmer is a short film documenting the months of effort by Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farming company, to turn an empty rooftop in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard into a functional, and profitable, 2.5 acre rooftop farm. The new project has been called “the largest rooftop urban farm in the world.” Whether or not that’s the case, the farm project feels like a massive undertaking.

Bees, honey, supplies: Queen Right Colonies is a beekeeper’s destination

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

For most people, just one bee landing on an arm is enough to induce fear — if not panic. Imagine, if you can, a half-million. That’s about how many Lorain County beekeeper Denzil St. Clair figures he had on him in 2006, when he competed for the Guinness World Book of Records for most bees on one person.

Christmas tree growers continue to send live trees to overseas troops

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Many American troops stationed overseas will celebrate the holidays with an Ohio-grown Christmas tree, thanks to Operation Evergreen, an annual event of the Ohio Christmas Tree Association (OCTA).

Utica and Marcellus shale: Companies expect growth in 2014

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The industry has never seen a shale play where so much success has been found so early.

New corn low follows EPA news about Renewable Fuel Standard

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The EPA is proposing a cut in what we refer to as the “ethanol mandate.” Although this is still a proposal, it hit the market like law.

Tips for winterizing cattle operations

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November is a good time for beef producers to assess their pastures and facilities and take care of some routine tasks to prepare their cattle operations for winter, a Purdue Extension beef specialist said.

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