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Elder brothers feel that change is what will keep their family farm going

Thursday, January 12, 2012

In an effort to make the operation profitable, the Elder brothers have turned their attention to grazing their cattle.

Seismologist says little doubt that injection well caused earthquakes

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

YOUNGSTOWN — Just to be clear, it’s probably not the fracking that is causing earthquakes in the Mahoning Valley, it’s the brine byproduct being pumped into a separate well, according to a seismologist studying the situation. Injection well Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer ordered a halt to operations Dec. 30 at a […]

Souper Bowl promotion asks readers for touchdown-scoring soup recipes

Monday, January 9, 2012

January has arrived. It’s a new year, and a new Super Bowl is just around the corner. At Farm and Dairy, we’re so excited about the festivities that we decided to throw a Souper Bowl of our own. A soup recipe promotion, that is.

Retail food prices drop moderately

Sunday, January 8, 2012

WASHINGTON — Retail food prices at the supermarket declined slightly during the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $49.23, down $3.89 or about 7 percent […]

Ohio State gets $1.4 million to develop emerald ash borer resistant tree

Saturday, January 7, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio — The native North American ash tree’s future rests in the ability of researchers to create a new variety with the right genetic traits to withstand its greatest nemesis: the emerald ash borer. Grant Scientists with Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center have received a three-year, $1.4 million grant to […]

Manure pits getting full, livestock owners waiting for ground to freeze

Friday, January 6, 2012

Livestock producers across Ohio and the Midwest have been unable to apply manure this fall and early winter due to saturated field conditions. Most livestock farmers are really pressed for manure storage room. Waiting for frozen ground to apply manure is likely to be their only available option.

A dozen disasters: 12 things to trip you up in 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Recognizing risk is the first step to keeping agriculture profitable. Here’s our list of 12 things that could trip you up in 2012. It’s up to you to do something about it.

OSU research shows the value of urban trees

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio — Do you know what the trees in your community are worth? Not how much they would cost at the local nursery or garden store — but their true economic value in terms of the crucial environmental services they provide to you and your neighbors. The city of Wooster in northeast Ohio knows […]

Ohio State scientists work to bring back the bobwhite

Monday, January 2, 2012

COLUMBUS — Researchers at Ohio State University are working to help the birds come back. Wildlife ecologist Bob Gates and graduate students Adam Janke, Mauri Liberati and Mark Wiley are studying the northern bobwhite — a disappearing native quail — with an eye on improving its habitat, especially in winter.

Disease-causing strains of Fusarium prevalent in bathroom sinks

Saturday, December 31, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In the first extensive survey of its kind, researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences sampled nearly 500 sink drains from 131 buildings — including businesses, homes, university dormitories and public facilities — in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and California.

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