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Food Dialogues 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Our social media coverage of the 2013 Food Dialogues.

Will soybean seeds be bigger this year?

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Last year’s drought conditions plus late-season rains expedited the growth of soybean plants, which has caused fewer seed pods and larger seeds for growers to plant this year.

What could the explosion in the city of West mean to farmers this spring?

Friday, April 19, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — As the town of West, Texas, begins to unravel what went wrong and resulted in an explosion at a fertilizer plant there, some are left to wonder what the last impacts could be on the spring planting season and future fertilizer supplies. Background The explosion occurred around 7:50 p.m. central time April […]

NCBA and Beef Checkoff funds are in compliance with USDA guidelines

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The USDA Office of Inspector General has determined the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association are complying with federal legislation.

How often should you test forages?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Phone caller: “You tell us to regularly test our forages, but how often should we do that?” Expert: “Um…” Now, there’s an answer.

In Ohio, the corn planting window is now open, and it closes May 10

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ohio corn growers, if you can get in your fields, start planting. Planting corn outside the optimal four-week window could lower yields as much as 30 bushels/acre.

Agriculture is producing a slew of parody videos

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Midwest Dairy Association recently released a musical parody of The Beach Boys’ hit “Good Vibrations.” The Social Silo talked with the makers of the video.

Camp Meigs BBQ Bootcamp and Burnoff: a little fun, a little education and a lot of food

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Calling all pitmasters: Test your barbecue skills at the Camp Meigs BBQ Bootcamp and Burnoff May 3-4.

Historical Anna Dean Farm to open for tour

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Barberton’s historical farm will be open for public tours May 19.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Harrison County drilling activity appears to be increasing this spring

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

On average, there were 34 drilling rigs in the Utica shale region in Ohio during the month of March, according to the ODNR. There are now 81 Utica shale wells producing in Ohio.

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