Thursday, June 22, 2017
dairy freestall barn

Milk prices are lower than they were a year ago, so marginal income over feed costs are going to be lower this year compared to last year. We really need to be managing input costs and feed efficiency on dairy farms.
Karen Martin

"We're problem solvers," Karen Martin said. "We take on the problem, and we solve it, for the people."
Musser family farm sinking

The Musser family is losing ground on their farm after subsidence struck earlier this summer. Since then, acreage has dwindled and it has meant changes in the dairy operation to keep it going.
Central State University

Central State moves forward with funding to begin implementing academic programs and extension work to meet the missions of their new land-grant status.
Hay sale

It's not just the grain crops that are hurting this year. Forage and hay production is being affected, as well.

Results from the 2015 Holmes County Fair livestock auction.
poor corn 2015

In Ohio, we have the worst combination of grain marketing circumstances this year — a poor crop in a good crop year (for everyone else).

This year's Lawrence County Fair market livestock sale, capping 4-H and FFA project years, totaled nearly $257,000 on 263 lots.
Week in review: 8/22

This week’s top stories include more changes at the North American International Livestock Exposition, Case Farms’ fines for health and safety violations, how to save seed and local fair sale results.
fall bulbs: daffodils, tulips, peonies, irises

Planting spring-flowering bulbs in early fall allows roots adequate time to develop before the ground freezes.
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