Thursday, January 19, 2017

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency offers protection to livestock producers in two main policy types: Livestock Gross Margin and Livestock Risk Protection.
sun through corn field

The new year will hopefully bring some new opportunity in the markets.

The pork and sauerkraut you’ve grown to love can easily be the focal point of a healthy New Year’s dinner.
cardinal in snow

Scott Shalaway first wrote a birdwatcher’s version of Twas the Night Before Christmas back in 1988, and readers responded enthusiastically. Requests come every year to reprint it, so here it is!

Brush up on your reindeer facts before Christmas. Incidentally, there really is a reason a reindeer could have a red nose — and it's gross!
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F.H.J. Farms/Hershey Family Christmas Display, in Wooster, Ohio, includes over 30 different Christmas-themed displays this year, with 90 percent of them being handmade by the Hershey family members. The display is located at 10426 W. Smithville Western Road, and will run through Jan. 1, every night from 5:30-10:30 p.m.

Learning the language of food labels helps customers make purchasing decisions and allows farmers to communicate about their products.
Beef cattle at prison farm.

Obama administration takes first steps toward reinstating trade action against EU in response to EU practices against U.S. beef.
Grain panel

Grain farmers face another year of tight margins, but there are some wildcards that could make a difference.
Kohler family

The Guernsey breed is a mainstay at the Kohler family farm in Fairfield County, and the herd has been recognized at the national level.
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