WASHINGTON — That interesting shrub growing in a neighbor’s front yard may actually be exactly what you think it is — a somewhat unusual ornamental that produces pink blueberries. These berries not only look pretty, but they’re tasty, too, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist Mark K. Ehlenfeldt. As a plant geneticist with USDA’s […]
LONDON, Ohio — The record-setting drought of 2012 has finally let up for much of Ohio — with steady rain events the last couple weeks. But undoubtedly, the damage is already done and will continue to be a problem the rest of this year and into the first half of 2013. The long-term effects of […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Barbara Christ, senior associate dean and professor at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named interim dean of the college while a national search for a permanent replacement gets under way.
Options include doing nothing, increasing no-till, cover crops, and policy that would encourage limits on emissions and carbon credit trading.
If successful, the beef checkoff in Ohio would increase from $1 to $2. The national checkoff would be unchanged.
The proposed farm bill was the feature discussion at an opening session of the 50th Ohio Farm Science Review, where a burst of rainy weather stood in stark contrast to the drought that plagued most of this year.
VALENCIA, Pa. — Lights. Camera. Action. That’s what happens when actors and actresses are trying to create a movie. But what happens when you turn the lights on and point a camera toward a farming family? Life That’s how they describe it and that’s how the King family wants it. Logistics Farm Kings is a reality television […]
SALEM, Ohio — Since the Farm Science Review is celebrating its 50th year, we started thinking about all the machinery and equipment changes the farm community has seen in those 50 years. So we set out to talk to longtime equipment dealers to find out has impacted the farm machinery industry the most. You may […]
Unusual weather the past couple years has renewed interest in climate talks.
U.S. Department of Agriculture releases world supply and demand estimates.