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New blueberry varieties are a hit

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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 […]

Drought of 2012 likely to affect herbicide, nutrient carryover into spring

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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 […]

Barbara Christ named interim ag dean at Penn State

Monday, September 24, 2012

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.

Climate change and agriculture: What can farmers, policymakers do?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Options include doing nothing, increasing no-till, cover crops, and policy that would encourage limits on emissions and carbon credit trading.

Ohio beef producers to vote on increase for state checkoff

Friday, September 21, 2012

If successful, the beef checkoff in Ohio would increase from $1 to $2. The national checkoff would be unchanged.

Farm bill most likely to expire

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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.

Farm Kings: Reality TV comes to a Pennsylvania farm to see real drama

Monday, September 17, 2012

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 […]

‘Everything is bigger and faster’: Three farm machinery dealers look back at changes in the industry

Friday, September 14, 2012

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 […]

Climate change and agriculture: What’s real and what matters?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Unusual weather the past couple years has renewed interest in climate talks.

Yields are down, but still the eighth largest corn crop nationally

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

U.S. Department of Agriculture releases world supply and demand estimates.

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