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McDonald’s, Kroger pledge to buy only crate-free pork

Monday, June 4, 2012

Decisions spurs mixed reaction among farm organizations.

USDA issues order: Five county FSA offices to close in Ohio and seven in Pennsylvania

Monday, June 4, 2012

The USDA issued this map of the offices that will be closing.

Fewer honeybees lost over winter

Monday, June 4, 2012

The previous five years, winter honeybee losses were around 30 percent, but only 22 percent died this year.

Ohio farmers: Check your wheat for stripe rust

Friday, June 1, 2012

It’s not as common in Ohio, but stripe rust could be a problem in some wheat fields this year, and some growers are already seeing signs.

Moorefield Farms is sold on hay

Thursday, May 31, 2012

For Josh Moorefield, of Shreve, Ohio, making hay is what got him into farming, and kept him farming.

‘Abnormally dry’ soil causing issues with early-planted crops

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Although planting is ahead of last year, much of the area is short on rain and some damage is being observed.

Economist: Dairy title in new farm bill cuts volatility by protecting margins

Monday, May 28, 2012

One of the dairy measures proposed for the next farm bill would kick in when the price received for milk sinks too close to the cost of feed.

Annual plow day helps preserve draft horse farming traditions

Friday, May 25, 2012

That’s what it’s all about: preserving and improving draft horse skills and traditions and passing them on to the next generation.

High feed costs, low milk price could make June a rough dairy month

Thursday, May 24, 2012

June is dairy month, but if milk prices don’t improve it may not be very exciting.

Ohio law supersedes landowner’s wishes and allows pipeline survey

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Bloomingdale, Ohio, landowner lost the right to stop surveyors for Enterprise Liquids Pipeline from entering her farm.

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