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USDA lowers crop insurance premiums for corn and soybean growers

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New crop insurance premiums for 2012 should reduce corn farmers’ rates by 7 percent and soybean farmers’ by 9 percent.

Brag About Your Bag: Joshua Moorman

Thursday, November 24, 2011

For the past month and a half we’ve been showing our appreciation for the hunt with our Brag About Your Bag photo gallery. One of the photos we’ve received is of 11-year-old Joshua Moorman, who shot his first deer, an 8-point basket buck, with a crossbow on Oct. 17.

Kirkwood Farm weaves sheep and wool into successful business

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sheep and wool store go hand in hand for Wayne County couple.

Fate of 2012 farm bill remains mystery

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

WASHINGTON — The future of 2012 farm bill is unknown, after the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, often called the super committee, failed to reach a compromise Nov. 21.

Kudzu presents problems, not yet running rampant in the North

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

COLUMBUS — An invasive species synonymous with the South has taken root in the Eastern Corn Belt, but according to Ohio State University Extension field crop pathologist Anne Dorrance, kudzu doesn’t yet present quite the headaches for farmers above the Mason-Dixon Line as it has below.

Abraham Lincoln makes appearance at Wayne SWCD annual meeting

Saturday, November 19, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — It was fitting that the man who signed the proclamation for the first official Thanksgiving and established the U.S. Department of Agriculture was on hand help celebrate agriculture and conservation at the 2011 Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District annual meeting.

Missing generation leaves Kenny family with hole in heart and management

Thursday, November 17, 2011

ENON VALLEY, Pa. — Last summer, when Don Kenny visited his cardiologist for a routine check of his enlarged heart, the specialist told him he’d see him in a year. That was good news for the 52-year-old western Pennsylvania farmer who was busy making changes in his dairy operation and looking forward to working with […]

Ohio farmers battle sedimentation, nutrient runoff in creative ways

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Farmers stepping up conservation efforts, in light of new algal blooms in Lake Erie watershed.

Kasich announces director changes in agriculture, ODNR

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Zehringer will leave ag department, become chair of ODNR. State veterinarian Tony Forshey will become interim director of agriculture.

Ohio dairy association reviews its work, issues facing farmers

Monday, November 14, 2011

ODPA holds annual fall meeting in Canal Fulton, tours Clardale Farms.

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