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Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 1/17

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The top stories from the week Jan. 11 through Jan. 17, 2015.

DIY natural cleaners for farm and home

Friday, January 16, 2015

Many cleaning companies have begun to offer natural versions of commercial cleansers as consumers gain eco-consciousness, but these cleaners can easily be made at home.

New Castle auctioneer named champion bid caller at Pa. Farm Show

Friday, January 16, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jeff Pennington, of New Castle, was named champion auctioneer at the 36th Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Contest, Jan. 14, at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Scenes from the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Friday, January 16, 2015

There’s always plenty to see at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Here are some photos from our quick trip to Harrisburg this week.

How to prevent and thaw frozen pipes

Thursday, January 15, 2015

If preventative steps aren’t taken, frozen pipes can still be thawed even when the thermometer only reaches to the single digits.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Harrison County leads December permit totals

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 53 new permits in December, with Harrison County’s 22 new permits marking the most issued in the state last month.

Dairy farming helped prepare Farnsworths for careers

Thursday, January 15, 2015

As a boy, he pretended to sell the family’s cows. But auctioneer Russ Farnsworth and family still have a solid dairy farm in Medina County.

Opting out: Farm bill exempts more organic farmers from checkoffs

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A proposed rule change announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Dec. 15 would expand an exemption from national research and promotion check off orders to include 95 percent organic farmers, handlers, marketers and importers — otherwise known as “primary organic” operations.

How to prepare tools for spring gardening

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Get a jump start on the gardening season by preparing your tools for spring planting.

January USDA reports move grain markets

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Corn outlook: “I am not bullish, but I am friendly to the idea of new highs. We can’t have high prices without a 1 billion carryout in corn. We have to look to the new crop for help there.”

Mid-Ohio Growers Meeting offers practical, profitable approach

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Despite inclement weather, growers came from across Ohio and other states to brush up on their growing and marketing skills.

Mahoning County: Study confirms connection between fracking and earthquake risk

Monday, January 12, 2015

A study from Miami University researchers shows that 77 earthquakes were produced while a Utica shale well was being fracked.

Recent grain market mystery solved

Monday, January 12, 2015

When you have the futures market $2 above the cash market, your intuition is that the market is just broken. How ag economists solved the mystery.

Keep your pets safe this winter

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Pets need the same amount of care during the winter as people do.

Nutrient balance and integrated management are keys to optimal corn yields

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Cropping systems specialists from Kansas State University and Purdue University have completed a comprehensive review of corn research in the U.S. and worldwide over the past 100 years.

Farming in the cold

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The extreme cold weather we have been experiencing often times prompts radio and TV newscasts to remind us of items such as to keep your pets inside and how to care for your pets during the cold weather.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 1/10

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The top stories for the week of Jan. 4 to Jan. 10, 2015.

Farm and Dairy to increase subscription rate Feb. 2

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Renew or subscribe now! Farm and Dairy’s subscription price will increase Feb. 2.

Add heritage breed livestock to your farm

Friday, January 9, 2015

“Heritage” is an umbrella term that embraces pure breeds of livestock and poultry with deep histories in the United States. And many farmers are working to bring them from the brink of extinction.

Tallmadge barn fire kills 15 horses

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Tallmadge horse farm lost 15 horses in a barn fire Thursday.

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