Thursday, February 23, 2017
Forage conference

Developing quality pastures, sharing insights from one producer to another, and the latest forage research were all topics at the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council conference and annual meeting Feb. 3.

Ag outlook meetings point toward more tough times, but with strong demand in the soybean market.

Collin Meyers, a 2010 graduate of the turfgrass science program in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will accompany the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Ohio farm landscape/Farm and Dairy file photo

Revising the farm real estate (CAUV) tax formula and compiling data on the density of livestock in Ohio’s watersheds lead the Ohio Farmers Union’s list of public policy priorities for the year.

If you want to grow your best garden ever, select seeds for performance traits. Start by looking for varieties well-suited to your region.

Even with the lower commodity prices there are opportunities available such as potential hedge profits on fall feeder cattle and summer hog marketing.
Fracking Fluid Management

Penn State University’s Marcellus center reports between 5 and 25 percent of the cost to drill and develop a shale well is in managing the fluids.

With low prices affecting most grain and livestock operations, it’s easy to find yourself financially stressed. Here are tips from experts to manage it.
soil science logos

The American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America , and the Crop Science Society of America) sent an open letter Jan. 30 to President Donald Trump, asking that he “protect and defend the scientific integrity of federal scientists.”
Money

A complaint, filed by Ronald and Joetta Hale, of Lisbon, Ohio, alleges Chesapeake Energy Corp. and others have underpaid oil and gas royalties to the tune of $9 million.
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