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Number of farmers markets is up, says U.S. Ag Department

Sunday, August 12, 2012

More than 7,800 markets reported. Good for a 9.6 percent increase.

Crop year started out great, but now USDA says corn, beans down 12-13%

Friday, August 10, 2012

Drought taking its toll on U.S. yield expectations.

Low hay supply could lead to high prices in Pa., Midwest

Friday, August 10, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pennsylvania forage growers should hope for a long fall season with good weather to help their hay crop and pastures, said a forage specialist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Marvin Hall, professor of forage management, said that an extended autumn with rain can make up for some of this […]

Ohio reports more cases of swine flu, but officials say not unexpected

Thursday, August 9, 2012

COLUMBUS — The number of cases of human influenza related to swine in Ohio grew to 30 on Aug. 8, following an announcement from the Ohio Department of Health. The strand of influenza, H3N2v, was first confirmed from individuals exposed to swine at the Butler County Fair in late July. To date, 16 cases have […]

2012 Mercer County 4-H Roundup

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Aug. 3, 2012 Sale Total: $130,914.74 Total Lots: 187 STEERS Number of Market Lots: 18 Average: $1,951.40 with champions; $1,751.00 without Number of carcass lots: 1 Average: $1,310.40 (no champions) Grand champion: Chance Rains Bid: $3.10/pound Weight: 1,295 pounds Buyer: Atwell & Perrine Excavating, McDowell Implement, Coolspring Corn Maze Reserve champion: Carson Ligo Bid: $2.40/pound […]

Mennonite Disaster Service to provide assistance to farmers hit by drought

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Mennonite Disaster Service in eastern Ohio/western Pa. is calling for help for dairy farmers who can no longer feed their herds due to the lack of pasture.

2012 Columbiana County Fair market livestock sale wrapup

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Results from this year’s Columbiana County Fair market livestock sale, which totaled more than $425,000.

Ohio State Fair auction sets seven new records

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Check out the results from the 2012 sale of champions.

Andrews wins Ohio bidding contest

Monday, August 6, 2012

Auctioneer Seth Andrews won the Ohio State Fair bidding contest. He is the fifth generation from his family to be an auctioneer.

Ohio Agriculture Hall of Fame enshrines Lifer, Myers, Zartman and Moser

Saturday, August 4, 2012

This year’s Ohio Ag Hall of Fame induction ceremonies at the Ohio State Fair.


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