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Insects, weeds could be challenges after record-setting mild winter

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The snow and ice nearly skipped us, and that could spell success — or distress — in the fields.

Lambs walk the boards at Philly theater

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Three bottle-fed lambs from western Pennsylvania have been “hired” to add some realism to a production at Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater production, and the theater-going community couldn’t be more excited.

Ohio Barn Conference and tour April 27-28

Monday, March 19, 2012

The 13th annual Ohio Barn Conference will be held April 27-28 in Hudson, Ohio, and will include a one-day barn tour in the Summit County region of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Ohio Beef Expo celebrates 25 years

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Beef Expo has descended on the Ohio Expo Center with the sights and sounds of a major beef event. It continues through Sunday in Columbus.

Corn or conservation? High grain prices could lead to fewer acres entering CRP

Friday, March 16, 2012

U.S. farmers are likely to consider returning their farmland to crops rather than participating in CRP, even with a signing increase to $150 an acre from $100.

USDA penalizes Barnesville Livestock Auction; closed for three sales

Thursday, March 15, 2012

BARNESVILLE, Ohio — The Barnesville Livestock Auction will be closed for three weeks — March 17, March 24 and March 31 — to fulfill a court order by the USDA’s Packers and Stockyards Program. Money problems A complaint was filed by the USDA’s Packers and Stockyards Program against Barnesville Livestock in 2009, after finding problems […]

Ohio Farmers Market Conference highlights benefits of ‘association’

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

COLUMBUS — As the growth in farmers markets continues across the nation, Ohio producers can relish the fact they have a state farmers market association — even multiple associations — looking out for their interests. “One of the best things we can do as market managers is share information,” said Adam Schroeder, president of Ohio […]

Snake handler: Lake Erie researcher Kristin Stanford earns wildlife diversity award

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lake Erie researcher Kristin Stanford recently won the 2012 Wildlife Diversity Conservation Award at this year’s Wildlife Diversity Conference in Columbus. Now an outreach and education coordinator at the Stone Laboratory, in 2006 she drew the attention of a national audience when she appeared on Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe.

Phony tax refund scheme targets seniors

Monday, March 12, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is warning senior citizens and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging scheme tempting them to file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds. The scheme carries a common theme of promising refunds to people who have little or no income and normally don’t have a tax filing requirement. Claims Under […]

When applying ag nurtrients, seek and follow advice

Sunday, March 11, 2012

More coverage from the Conservation Tillage & Tech. Conference: Farmers encouraged to team-up with certified crop advisers.


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