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Meigs County men plead not guilty to crop insurance fraud

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Meigs County men enter pleas in federal crop insurance case.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Production nearly doubles in Ohio

Thursday, July 3, 2014

With the increase in horizontal Utica shale wells coming online, production has nearly doubled in Ohio.

Roush wins race for Penn State ag dean position

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Richard Roush has been named dean of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences following a two-year search.

Superbugs and antibiotic resistance: the facts

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The subject of antibiotic-resistant pathogens and poultry is complicated, frightening and easily sensationalized, according to a food-safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Flooding a problem for Ohio farmers

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Heavy rains through June became too much for many farms.

Pennsylvania farm buildings tell the story of the state’s agricultural history

Monday, June 30, 2014

The rustic beauty of Pennsylvania’s farmhouses, barns and outbuildings often strikes motorists traveling the highways that crisscross the rural heartland of the state, but few people realize the stories these buildings can tell us about the past — and maybe the future — of agriculture.

Keep kids off your lap if you’re mowing!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

As many as 7,000 children younger than 16 are injured in lawn mower accidents in the United States every year.

Peterson is new Ohio State Fair choir director

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Many stories, one voice: New state fair choir director will train about 200 members.

Fruit, produce growers tour White House Fruit Farm, McMaster Farms

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hot button issues of food safety and local foods draw 250 growers to annual Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association summer tour. (And healthy grower curiosity doesn’t hurt either!)

Stored crop could be at risk for mycotoxins

Friday, June 27, 2014

Temperature, moisture, oxygen and crop damage during storage can create an environment where molds can produce additional mycotoxins.

Cold Run Jerseys is hot, hot, hot

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Not only do they have one of the top ranked herds in Ohio — and also in the United States — for milk, fat and protein production, they bred a number of Excellent cows carrying their Cold Run Jerseys prefix.

Columbiana County: Grandstand construction is moving forward

Thursday, June 26, 2014

LISBON, Ohio — Contractors have begun erecting the steel that will be part of the Columbiana County Fairgrounds’ grandstand project. “Everything looks like it’s on track,” said Columbiana County Fair Board President John Wolf. The grandstand is expected to be in place for this year’s fair, which opens July 28. Wolf said the steel erector […]

Higher beef prices could mean herd expansion

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Record high beef prices encourage some producers to expand, but investment will be costly.

Crop update: still wet, but could be worse

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Despite a slow start, most Ohio and Pennsylvania farmers were able to get their planting done.

Bio-dome imagines future of food in space

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The ecosystem provides protein and carbohydrates in the form of fish, vegetables and herbs.

Ohio’s new land grant university, Central State, eligible for $1.3 million

Monday, June 23, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made funds available June 23 to support food and agriculture science facility improvement at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Specht dairy: More space plus good management equals more milk

Friday, June 20, 2014

SUGARCREEK, Ohio — New buildings and more cow space have made a big difference the past few years at the Specht family dairy farm in Tuscarawas County. The barns are not quite as large as you might see on a large commercial dairy, but they’ve made a big improvement the herd performance on this fourth-generation […]

Grape grower got more than an education in Farm and Dairy

Friday, June 20, 2014

Gene Sigel found his calling in the pages of the Farm and Dairy.

Firth Maple Products: More than maple syrup

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Firth Maple Products offers more than syrup, it also offers forestry services.

In Holmes County, the furniture, lumber industry employs growing population

Thursday, June 19, 2014

(Final installment of a two-part series on the timber and lumber industry in Holmes County and Ohio.)

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