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Beef producers: Beware of cold winter’s impact on calving, lactation

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Beef cows’ nutritional requirements to stay warm and perform well have been higher this winter, putting pressure on their hay inventories and leading to increased costs for producers.

Increase to Ohio’s beef checkoff approved, ODA says

Monday, March 31, 2014

The referendum, seeking to increase the state checkoff on cattle from $1 to $2, received enough favorable votes to pass.

U.S. farmers expect to plant record soybean crop

Monday, March 31, 2014

Planting intentions surpass historic soybean record by 4 million acres, USDA reports.

Wayne County recognizes top dairy producers

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wayne County Dairy Service unit meets, recognizes best.

Bigger tractors for now, but robots could reverse trend

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ag engineering expert says the era of bigger tractors could eventually give way to much smaller, robotic machines.

Give frost seeding a try right now to improve pastures

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Red clover is a popular choice for frost seeding because it has high seedling vigor, is tolerant of a wide range of soil pH and fertility conditions, and tolerates drought

USDA extends Milk Income Loss Contract program

Friday, March 28, 2014

USDA has extended the Milk Income Loss Contract program through Sept. 1, 2014, or until a new Margin Protection Program for dairy producers (MPP), established by the 2014 farm bill, is operational.

Ohio Farmall collector ‘had good spark’

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The McNaull family tractor collection was sold March 15 at auction, but memories and a special F-12 will live on.

Rowe farm: Change is what keeps it moving along

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Today, Rowe, 76, has 40 cows in his herd and he sells feeder calves that are mostly Angus crosses.

Planting update: spring delayed two-three weeks

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

After this winter’s cold, what will spring weather, field conditions be?

Celebrate National Agriculture Day, March 25, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture. Count Farm and Dairy as one of those who salute farmers today — and every day!

Damion daughter is grand champion at Pa. Holstein spring show

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dennis Patrick judged the 216 entries at the Pa. Holstein Association’s spring show March 21 in Harrisburg.

Muskingum conservancy drafts lease for shale drilling at Piedmont Lake

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is completing negotiations for an oil and gas lease for Utica Shale development for nearly 6,700 acres at Piedmont Lake in Belmont and Harrison counties.

Spring flood potential is widespread

Monday, March 24, 2014

NOAA predicts moderate spring flood potential in Midwest; California and Southwest stuck with drought.

Calendar says it’s spring: Ready for grazing season?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The key to successful grazing is trying to predict what is down the road so we can be prepared for it.

Shale industry: Bringing change to eastern Ohio

Friday, March 21, 2014

If communities had to do it over, would they have planned more for what the shale oil and gas future holds?

Only the smart survive: Looking for resilient dairy farms

Thursday, March 20, 2014

With current feed and milk prices, a black and white cow producing 22,000 pounds/year could net between $1,200 and $1,600.

Grape producers: Winter’s cold takes toll on vineyards

Thursday, March 20, 2014

One winery with vines in Ashtabula and Lake counties claims it will have 100 percent bud kill on the vinifera.

Ohio siting board approves Scioto wind farm

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Scioto wind farm will have a nameplate capacity of up to 300 megawatts of electric generation.

Invention gives amputee control and creativity

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Georgia Tech has created a robotic drumming prosthesis with motors that power two drumsticks.

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