COLUMBUS — The federal government has made it official: We’re in a recession. It’s no surprise to most Ohioans, and certainly not to Gov. Ted Strickland, who decreed Dec. 1 that Ohio faces a $7 billion budget deficit in the upcoming 2010-2011 budget.
There was an anxious buzz in the air at the Muskingum Livestock Auction Co. Nov. 18. In a small room at the back of the building, 28 auctioneers crowded together, each one waiting for his chance to take the auction block.
It was a lofty title for a program — the Pennsylvania Dairy Profitability Forum — but the take-home message was well-grounded: Get better first.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The American Angus Association board of directors selected five individuals for induction to the Angus Heritage Foundation. Each year, a select group of individuals who have made significant contributions by dedicating their time, knowledge and efforts to the improvement and advancement of the Angus breed are inducted into the foundation. Inductees […]
WEST ALLIS, Wis. — The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has released its annual forecast for U.S. and Canadian agricultural machinery sales, providing an overall snapshot of manufacturers’ predictions for 2009 business. Tractor sales in the U.S. for 2009 are expected to be strongest for four -wheel drive tractors and the 100-horsepower-and-over 2-wheel drive tractors, with […]
DYERSVILLE, Iowa — Each year farm toy collectors from around the world converge on Dyersville, Iowa, for the world’s largest farm toy show.
WASHINGTON — Farmers could soon be on a roll when it comes to preparing their fields for planting. That’s thanks to rolling machines — developed by Agricultural Research Service scientists in Auburn, Ala., — that can quickly flatten mature, high-biomass cover crops such as rye.
The Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center has officially become the first LEED-certified “green” building on Ohio State University’s campus.
Southwestern Pennsylvania fair exhibitors earned highest bids across region; new records set in hogs, steers.
These days, it’s all about being green. From our water bottles to our vehicles, Americans look for products that are kind to the environment, promote conservation and create sustainability.
WOOSTER, Ohio — Quality-Quest Gib Breeze displayed her show winning style as she paraded the sale ring at the Ohio Holstein Association Fall Quality Sale held Nov. 1 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster. When the gavel fell at $6,000, Kurt Wyler, Fresno, Ohio, became her new owner. Numerous ribbons A daughter of Silky Gibson, […]
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The global market for agricultural equipment is forecast to witness modest pace of growth with developing economies offsetting the impact of slower growing developed world.
SALEM, Ohio — What happens in California doesn’t necessarily stay in California — and that should have farmers nationwide waiting with their eyes wide open. In this week’s election, Golden State voters passed an initiative that bans several tried-and-true ag production tools, including gestation crates, laying hen cages and veal crates. Ag groups on the […]
SALEM, Ohio — No matter if they appeared to support him during the campaign or not, many ag groups have issued statements in the past week regarding Barack Obama’s historic election as the 44th President of the United States. Here, their thoughts on what issues are most important to the new administration, and where the […]
RAVENNA, Ohio — Farmer Don Smith and the City of Ravenna were applauded for their natural resource conservation efforts when the Portage Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual meeting Nov. 6 at the Maplewood JVS. Cooperation Smith, who farms near Rootstown with his wife, Pam, was recognized for years of working with the […]
WINTERSVILLE, Ohio — Eight years ago, Eugene Battlochi decided to improve water quality and reduce soil erosion on his Ross Township farm in Jefferson County. He turned to local conservation agencies for help and since then, the beef farmer has installed fencing, water systems, an access road and livestock use protection area to safeguard environmentally […]
ORRVILLE, Ohio — When it comes to making the best better, no one does it better than Wayne County 4-H volunteers, according to Bob Troutman, president of the Wayne County Agricultural Society and a former extension educator and 4-H volunteer. Troutman told the audience at the 2008 Wayne County 4-H recognition banquet that while the […]
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Supported by science and spurred by emerging markets, more than 80 participants in an international workshop on carbon sequestration called on world policymakers to focus research and create fair-priced carbon offset markets that would pay farmers to adopt conservation agriculture practices that will capture carbon in the soil.
If merged, JBS would become the largest U.S. beef packer, with price implications on the farm and at the grocery store.