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Planting 2012: A reversal from last year’s record-wet spring

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

We fought rain all spring last year. This past April, it was cold nights and dry soil.

N.C. State develops mobile hand-washing stations for growers

Monday, April 30, 2012

Can a small hand-washing station be cost-efficient to construct, and still practical to use out in the fields, at pick-your-own operations, or at farmers markets?

Labor Department withdraws youth rule that some have called ridiculous

Friday, April 27, 2012

The rule, as designed, could have restricted what children can do on a farm and, in some instances, prevented them from doing some farm chores.

Don’t lose what means the most to you; ask questions before mining

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Mains say their farm will never be the same after long wall mining went through the property.

Work continuing on shale well pad as case makes way through federal court

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Some landowners in Darlington Township are not the only people upset with some of the tactics used by Chesapeake Exploration. Now the township supervisors are not happy.

Organic food sales grew 4 percent in 2011; total organic market up 9 percent

Monday, April 23, 2012

Organic food sales now represent 4.2 percent of all U.S. food sales.

Long-time Farm and Dairy columnist Janie Jenkins dies

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Janie Jenkins died April 18. She will be long remembered for penning her column, On my mind at the Farm and Dairy.

Ohio’s Holmes County stakes ‘higher ground’ for fair, expo center

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

“Everything that we’re going to do here is for the sole purpose of helping people and adding value to Holmes County, and the people who come to visit us” — Paul Weaver, major donor.

The next shiitake? Farmers into fungi can reap rewards

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Could you turn your woods into a farm? Lion’s mane mushrooms might be your next crop.

I’ll take a couple pulled pork pierogi stacker dogs (this is not your father’s stadium hot dog!)

Monday, April 16, 2012

The great American pastime may be eating hot dogs at the ballpark! Americans will eat 20.5 million hot dogs this season.


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