New farm bill clear as mud as Congress breaks for recess.
Tomatoes are a $2 billion crop in the U.S., but a common complaint is that the varieties in supermarkets often lack the flavor of locally grown varieties.
To improve flavor, breeders need to know more about the types of tomatoes that hold the greatest potential for enhancing taste.
It’s that time of year again: the time that we acknowledge all of the things we’re thankful for.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission to study the causes of harmful algal blooms and low oxygen levels in Lake Erie.
Brookyln Farmer is a short film documenting the months of effort by Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farming company, to turn an empty rooftop in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard into a functional, and profitable, 2.5 acre rooftop farm. The new project has been called “the largest rooftop urban farm in the world.” Whether or not that’s the case, the farm project feels like a massive undertaking.
For most people, just one bee landing on an arm is enough to induce fear — if not panic. Imagine, if you can, a half-million. That’s about how many Lorain County beekeeper Denzil St. Clair figures he had on him in 2006, when he competed for the Guinness World Book of Records for most bees on one person.
Many American troops stationed overseas will celebrate the holidays with an Ohio-grown Christmas tree, thanks to Operation Evergreen, an annual event of the Ohio Christmas Tree Association (OCTA).
The industry has never seen a shale play where so much success has been found so early.
The EPA is proposing a cut in what we refer to as the “ethanol mandate.” Although this is still a proposal, it hit the market like law.
November is a good time for beef producers to assess their pastures and facilities and take care of some routine tasks to prepare their cattle operations for winter, a Purdue Extension beef specialist said.
The results of Phosphorus Task Force II make about 20 nutrient-based recommendations.
Will the growing use of health information technology (IT) and electronic-health (e-health) applications impact the future demand for physicians?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it is planning to lower the levels of renewable fuels that must be blended into gasoline and diesel.
Is Bitcoin coming to a farmers market near you? Some markets are already accepting the digital currency.
Farm and Dairy’s live coverage of the USDA’s #myfarmbill Twitter chat.
U.S. farmers are aging and the agricultural community often expresses concern about who will replace them. But that apprehension may be overblown, an economist with Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences says.
Drive north, south east or west across Ohio and you quickly run into pipeline construction. Safety concerns, however, aren’t just with the construction, but how to live safely with pipelines after they’re built.
Attorney expects Carroll County case to go to Appeals Court.
Stark County Farm Service Agency Executive Director Barbara Stoll is retiring Nov. 30.
Dairymen can’t make a profitable year based on one-day’s sales, like Black Friday retailers. Being profitable requires you to be in the top 20 percent of dairy farms. Being “average” is accepting lower profitability or even sometimes at being unprofitable.