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Cache Valley virus hits Ohio flocks

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cache Valley virus causes infertility, abortions and congenital abnormalities in sheep. This year, there has been an increase in the number of cases diagnosed and reported by Ohio sheep producers.

Five agri-stories you should read today (2-26-2014)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Here’s the agri-stories you should read today, February 26, 2014. Today’s stories include more victims of the California drought, initiatives of the USDA to stem childhood obesity, and honeybee losses.

OSU grad enters dairy industry by designing, building new facilities

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paul Keener needed a dairy that was efficient, and in good order, so he built his own.

Pa. bill protects landowners’ royalties

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

One oil and gas driller has come under fire in Pennsylvania for excessive royalty deductions, but proposed state legislation could protect landowners in a similar position.

Climate change or just the winter? Experts sound off on what they think

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Another polar vortex is set to invade the northeastern part of the United States at the end of the week Feb. 24.

Beef bust: Three arrested, hundreds of pounds recovered

Monday, February 24, 2014

Wayne County deputies recover meat, make arrests after posting info. to social media.

Crawford Co. dairyman receives top award from Pa. Dairymen’s Assoc.

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association honored Rob Waddell, Townville, Pa., and Irene Benner Osborne, Millerstown, Pa., with two of its top awards.

Five agri-stories you should read today (2-24-2014)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Today’s must-read stories include two stories about the impact of drought. If you like almonds or coffee, be ready for higher prices. Milk producers can expect higher prices this year. Scientists and policymakers are bringing GM crops to Africa.

Corn residue management makes dramatic impact on emergence

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Corn growers know the satisfaction of seeing newly emerged, uniform rows of green corn plants set against the backdrop of dark, rich soils.

Should you reduce fertilizer rates in response to lower prices?

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Changes in crop prices often generate questions about the economics of fertilization. Prices for many crops, particularly corn, have recently fallen considerably from the highs of the past few years.

Enhance yields with timing of nitrogen applications

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Growers are doing a better job of managing nitrogen fertilizer applications. In recent years, the amount of fertilizer used has remained relatively constant while average yields have steadily increased.

California leads U.S. milk production; Ohio dairy herd numbers drop

Saturday, February 22, 2014

California continues to lead the U.S. in number of milk cows and overall milk production, while Ohio lost 130 licensed dairy herds in 2013.

Five agri-stories you should read today (2-21-2014)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Today’s must-read stories feature agricultural growth for the United States and China. Honeybees may be spreading disease to bumblebees and one Kentucky couple is helping FFA members get official jackets.

Starting seeds indoors: What you need to know

Friday, February 21, 2014

If you’re an avid gardener, or hobby farmer, get your seeds started indoors soon. Starting seeds in late February and early March will give your plants the best chance when they’re moved outdoors.

Farmers take care: Drifting herbicides can cause unintended consequences

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Farmers should take extra precautions so drifting herbicides do not create unintended consequences on neighboring fields and farms, according to agricultural researchers.

The emerald ash borer has met its match

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Woodpeckers find emerald ash borers a handy food source and may slow the spread of this noxious pest, even ultimately controlling it, suggest researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

What can tomatoes teach us about biodiversity? Quite a bit

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Scientists are using the genomes of wild tomatoes to study the processes that drive Earth’s biodiversity. Their goal is to learn how species cope with differences in climate and natural enemies, and what might happen in this time of environmental change.

Five agri-stories you should read today 2-20-2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Here’s the agri-stories you should read today, February 20, 2014. Does the chicken industry pit farmer vs. farmer? California cutbacks could eliminate agriculture education. South Dakota’s governor has a pitch for California dairy farmers.

Legislation for West Virginia veterans ag program looks promising

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A bill introduced into the West Virginia Senate and a companion bill in the House is designed to give a helping hand to veterans who want to farm.

Columbiana County Fair board receives $300,000 for grandstand

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A local foundation’s $300,000 gift will name the new grandstand at Columbiana County Fair.

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