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Deer donation programs hit the spot for the needy

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

In a challenging economy, farmers and hunters continue to donate deer meat.

Rabies is not something of the past — it remains a problem in Pa.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

GROVE CITY, Pa. — A vaccinated dog may be your best insurance against rabies on your farm. Dr. Karen Martin, a veterinarian with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, said cattle out on pasture are at risk for rabies because of the potential for exposure — partly because of their curiosity toward creatures in the pasture […]

Grain forecast: corn prices susceptible, beans a bit more stable

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Early-bird grain forecast shows markets could drop by this time next year.

Ohio corn and soybean performance trial results available now

Monday, December 19, 2011

COLUMBUS — Researchers with Ohio State University’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center have released results of the 2011 Corn Performance Test (www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/corntrials/) and 2011 Soybean Performance Trials (http://oardc.osu.edu/soy2011/). Variable conditions Several members of the university faculty and staff participate in the performance trials annually, and the […]

Ohio grain symposium addresses water quality, farm bill

Friday, December 16, 2011

Corn, soybean and wheat growers gather in Wilmington to hear market trends and issues.

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.

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