(Editor’s note: Skipping class is not an option for Weston Boose, a college freshman. Neither is not making his bed before he leaves the dorm. That’s because Boose, a 4-H’er from rural Norwalk, Ohio, and son of Terry and Mary Lisa Boose, is starting college life at the U.S. Military Academy. This is the first […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Commodity prices — and resulting food prices — are rising sharply, driven by a combination of factors that include high oil prices spurring biofuels growth, a weak dollar and world production and consumption trends, according to an analysis by Purdue University agricultural economists.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — There are aspects of farming that producers can’t control, such as grain markets, input costs and the weather, but employee management is one aspect that can be controlled and significantly affects an operation’s bottom line. Sarah Smith, an organizational leadership and supervision specialist at Purdue University’s North Central campus, said according […]
COLUMBUS — Wealthy nations willing to collectively spend about $1 billion annually could prevent the emission of roughly half a billion metric tons of carbon dioxide per year for the next 25 years, new research suggests.
SALEM, Ohio — Eleven agricultural groups from across the U.S. have asked Congress to block the advancement of USDA’s National Animal Identification System. On July 23, the groups sent formal correspondence to leaders of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The correspondence asked […]
While average crop farm incomes are at record highs, so too are total debt/equity levels.
WASHINGTON — Can consumers and farmers come to the table to discuss animal care and welfare down on the farm? The American Farm Bureau Federation hopes so. To address consumer concerns about the care provided to farm animals, the American Farm Bureau Federation has launched the Conversations on Animal Care initiative. The goal? Engage consumers […]
SALEM, Ohio — Freestall and feeding barns bigger than football fields. Brand new parlors, double-12s and larger. Bulk tanks to hold 6,500 gallons of milk. Drive across the Ohio countryside and you’ll see these are no longer the stuff dreams are made of. Despite sky-high feed and fuel costs, farmers across the region are pulling […]
Find out who topped the livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Carroll County Fair.
Ohio’s farmland planted to corn is down 13 percent from 2007; soybeans up 11 percent.
COLUMBUS — Ohio communities that want to try innovative ways to enhance the viability of local agriculture and the health of area farms can apply for funding from the Center for Farmland Policy Innovation at Ohio State University. Three goals “Overall, we have three goals for this program,” said Jill Clark, director of the OSU’s […]
FAIRPORT, Ohio — Doug Leikala’s garage is a monument to Harley Davidson, and his home isn’t left standing in the dust, either.
SALEM, Ohio — A swarm of bees is enough to make most people run for cover. Unless you’re Bob the Bee Man.
MANSFIELD, Ohio — A quarter-century ago, Steve and Lisa Beilstein never thought they’d be where they are at this very instant: seated among customers in the garden-style tea room and gift shop they operate alongside Richland County’s The Blueberry Patch, Ohio’s biggest blueberry farm. Their success is perhaps surprising for a couple with no farm […]
Find out who topped the livestock competitions and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Harrison County Fair.
Find out who topped the livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Trumbull County Fair.
Weather during the end of July can make or break the Midwest corn crop.
May pork sales set yet another monthly record while beef exports reached their highest levels since December of 2003.
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The national Guernsey convention sale set a new record average at $5,794 on 46 live lots. A large crowd of Guernsey breeders gathered at City Slickers Farm in Cross Plains, Wis., June 30 for the sale, which also included 77 embryos that averaged $645 each “The demand for registered Guernseys is incredible,” […]
Ohio’s new dairy labeling law is being challenged in court.