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How does your garden grow? Only after much preparation

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

As winter slowly winds down, many gardeners cannot wait to soak up the springtime sun and get their hands dirty in the garden. Such excitement is not just good for gardeners, but can benefit the garden in the months to come as well.

Friends of Ohio Beef Expo honored

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Murray Grey breeder and a western supply store owner were named Friend of the Expo March 14-16.

Dairy producers weighing shift in new farm bill

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Margin Protection Program is designed to help farmers deal with both catastrophic conditions, such as weather extremes, and prolonged periods of low margins.

Herbivores + light = more plant biodiversity

Monday, March 17, 2014

Light availability at the ground level appears to be a big factor in maintaining or losing plant species biodiversity.

Get social with Farm and Dairy

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Farm and Dairy is on social media. Follow Farm and Dairy and our writers to stay current on all things agriculture!

Coats protect seeds planted in cold, wet soils

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Agricultural Research Service has conducted several studies to see whether adding a protective coating to corn and soybean seeds could help optimize planting schedules.

Senators defend popular cheese names

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fifty U.S. Senators sign letter defending common food names against European Union.

Pork producers blasted by new virus, PEDv

Friday, March 14, 2014

PEDv will mete a financial blow to many individual pork producers, but the tighter supply could trigger record-high industry revenues and the highest profit per head since 2005.

Young farmers still concerned about available land

Friday, March 14, 2014

Farm Bureau’s annual outlook survey shows land availability a top concern.

Scientists study bats to understand how we smell

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Scientists have identified a distinctive olfactory receptor gene pattern in fruit-eating bats, as well as the particular olfactory receptor gene families important to their fruit diets.

Michigan farmer can keep his pigs

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Michigan DNR determines banned traits no longer present.

Farm and Dairy delivery delayed this week

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Farm and Dairy’s printing department experienced an unfortunate, “unperfect storm” of mechanical and computer problems this week, which will delay delivery.

As ice melts, whales, ships more common through Bering Strait

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Three years of recordings reveal more detections of both Arctic and sub-Arctic whales.

Ohio Holstein Convention: Auction totals $244,325 from 71 lots

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

There were 71 lots that totaled $244,325, for an average of $3,441.20.

Ohio Holstein Association comes out of conflict renewed

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

It was a difficult year for members of the Ohio Holstein Association, but they made it clear at their annual meeting March 7-8 in Alliance they are ready to move on.

How do I know if the soil in my garden is healthy?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Upon first glance, a garden may appear to be the picture of health. However, further examination may reveal that the garden isn’t all that it seems, and perhaps that healthy facade is artificially manufactured.

Bill Richards inducted into ODNR Hall of Fame

Monday, March 10, 2014

Bill Richards, Ohio farmer and former chief of the USDA’s Soil Conservation Service, was enshrined into the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Hall of Fame.

Portman says gov’t programs should incentivize people to work

Monday, March 10, 2014

Lawmakers talk about ways to get more people working on annual Farm Bureau trip to Washington.

Insurance and the new farm bill

Monday, March 10, 2014

By DARYLL E. RAY and HARWOOD D. SCHAFFER Though members of Congress often have every intention of enacting a new farm bill well before farmers have to make planting decisions, so farmers can take the new policies into consideration in their planning process, very often planting is under way before the legislation is completed and […]

It’s our 100th birthday, and we’re looking for vintage farm photos!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Farm and Dairy is collecting your vintage photos of farm and rural life for a special 100th anniversary feature.

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