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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.)

Oil and gas well unitization: ODNR chief makes the final decision

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Being forced into unitization, may not be a bad thing for landowners wanting surface land protection.

Hord Livestock focuses on ‘feeding families’

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Crawford County farm uses technology, innovation to help bring pork and beef to the table.

Hopeway Dairy Farm: Always looking to the farm’s future

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hopeway Dairy has built their dream barns from the ground up.

Federal carbon cutting policy could be costly

Sunday, June 15, 2014

EPA plan calls for 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions from power plants.

Drop in global malnutrition depends on ag productivity, climate change

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Global malnutrition could fall 84 percent by the year 2050 as incomes in developing countries grow — but only if agricultural productivity continues to improve and climate change does not severely damage agriculture, Purdue University researchers say.

What’s the right age to be home alone?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

As the school year draws to a close, many parents face the question of whether their children can be left home alone during the day in the summer months.

Birdsong Farm: Community, environment are top priorities

Friday, June 13, 2014

In Hiram, Ohio, Birdsong Farm owner, Matt Herbruck, says: “I realized I needed to do a job I felt good about at the end of the day.”

Wayne County farm is home to the ‘happy field’

Friday, June 13, 2014

This Wayne County farm grows sunflowers for cooking oil, and makes its own brand of birdseed.

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