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Is your rural community ready for the changing energy landscape?

Friday, December 16, 2011

The communities that do best in the changing energy landscape will adopt appropriate land use, housing, planning, schooling, regulatory, and capital management strategies that anticipate and can adapt to change.

GIPSA finalizes rule designed to protect pork and poultry producers

Thursday, December 15, 2011

GIPSA finalized a rule implementing the 2008 farm bill provisions to better protect livestock producers and poultry growers.

Ohio sheep producers target nutrition to meet world demand

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association held its annual meeting Dec. 10 at the ATI, where nutrition and sheep numbers were the focus for all ages.

Ag machinery growth predicted to taper off, export sales the strongest

Sunday, December 11, 2011

MILWAUKEE — Agricultural machinery manufacturers expect overall 2011 business to the U.S., Canada and worldwide to grow in the 6- to 7-percent range by year-end but then taper off 2012 through 2014, with exports sales anticipated to increase the most, according to the annual business “outlook” survey of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

Love of agriculture drives man’s passion for collecting farm toys

Thursday, December 8, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — When Fred Hippely and his brothers were growing up on their Jersey dairy farm, each spring his dad would haul in a truckload of sand for a warm weather play area. That sand became a real farm for the seven boys’ toy tractors and implements.

Four ways to manage risk volatility on your farm

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Corn prices have dropped as much as $2 since August. How are you managing your farm’s risk?

Ohio’s water quality work group finishing state recommendations

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ohio EPA, ODNR and the ag department are nearing the completion of recommendations for controlling agriculture’s share of water quality issues.

Ohio Farm Bureau award winners illustrate breadth of agriculture

Monday, December 5, 2011

“Agriculture has been my focus my entire life.”

Atty. Paul Wright’s comment while accepting his Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Dec. 1 could’ve been repeated by any of the other four Ohio agriculture leaders honored. In addition to Wright, Distinguished Service Awards were presented to longtime Nationwide agent Fred Pursley and community leader Howard Skiles. Judy Roush received the Agriculture Cooperative Educator Award, and Lindsay Hill was posthumously honored with the Agricultural Communicator Award.

Genetic improvement gives impressive corn yield results, despite weather

Monday, December 5, 2011

COLUMBUS — Weather conditions at planting and harvest seemed to plague farmers in 2011. Despite frustrating meteorological developments, Ohio State University experts say continuous improvements in corn genetics and traits allowed producers to record impressive yields this year. “Seed companies are screening hybrids and genetics on such a huge scale now that they are able […]

Ohio court orders state to compensate owners for ‘taking’ land

Friday, December 2, 2011

Supreme Court says ODNR is liable for flooding, directs department to begin appropriations process.

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