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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.

Lawmakers discuss federal tax reform with Ohio Farm Bureau

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Lawmakers discuss major tax code reform introduced by Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich.

Spring forward to save energy? Not so fast…

Saturday, March 8, 2014

When the time comes, people around the world turn their clocks an hour ahead come the springtime and turn them back again when autumn arrives. This is because of daylight saving time, an idea first introduced centuries ago by Benjamin Franklin.

‘CSI River Otters:’ Animal forensics, DNA used to estimate population

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The restoration of Pennsylvania’s river-otter population has been, by all accounts, a great success, and a study being conducted by researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will soon quantify the accomplishment by yielding population information.

OCM explains its dislike of ‘industrial ag,’ trust in HSUS

Friday, March 7, 2014

Members of Organization for Competitive Markets recently made a visit to Ohio, explaining their market vision and alliance with HSUS.

Huge food show in Dubai is opportunity to showcase U.S. beef

Friday, March 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — A dozen leaders of state and national agriculture organizations from around the United States visited the Middle East and Europe through a trade mission organized by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. The goal is to develop a deeper understanding of the potential of these two export markets for U.S. beef, pork and lamb. […]

How to prevent snow-related roof collapses

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Some basic steps to protecting your farm building rooves from snow damage.

Predicting the future: Farmers rolling dice with crop insurance

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Most farmers say they would farm without crop insurance, but it makes their lives a little easier. Without the backup of crop insurance, they say, their business and livelihood might not survive. Kristy Foster-Seachrist examines how Ohio farms are using, or not using, the program.

Balance and quality define Gahler Farms Angus

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ohio’s Young Cattleman of the Year is committed to the Angus breed, and the larger beef industry.

Conservation corridors: Seed dispersal study shows value, say experts

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Field ecologists go to great lengths to get data. Radio collars and automatic video cameras are among their tools for documenting the natural world.

Ohio Farm Bureau overcomes snow, bitter cold in Washington

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Farm Bureau county presidents hear about farm bill implementation, other top issues in D.C.

How do I test my soil?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring is a perfect time to take a soil test to measure your soil’s fertility. Testing your soil is an easy and inexpensive way of maintaining good plant health and productivity. Remember: Healthy soil will result in healthy plants.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Permitting tempers in Ohio in Feb.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Harrison County is leading the way for the number of Utica shale permits issued in the state of Ohio.

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