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Mercer County (Pa.) 4-H’ers sell market livestock at Roundup

Monday, August 4, 2014

The grand champion hog at this year’s Mercer Co. (Pa.) 4-H Roundup brought a record $21 a pound.

Ohio State Fair sale results 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

This was another record-setting year at the Ohio State Fair’s Sale of Champions. Check out the results and the pictures.

President Warren Harding’s love letters open to the public

Monday, August 4, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Library of Congress opened a collection of correspondence between U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips.

Cover crops plot to be featured at Ag Progress

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Cover crops planted in rotation with main crops can help farmers reduce erosion and replenish nutrients into the soil.

See machinery in action at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, will feature nearly 500 commercial and educational exhibits, field demonstrations and a variety of workshops aimed at helping farmers enhance efficiency and profitability.

Three inducted into Columbiana County Agriculture Hall of Fame

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Columbiana County Agriculture Hall of Fame enshrined three individuals during the Columbiana County Fair: Russell N. Cook; James W. Cooper; and William L. Woolf.

2014 Columbiana County Fair junior fair livestock sale results

Friday, August 1, 2014

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at the 2014 Columbiana County Fair.

Fry frames history one Ohio farm at a time

Friday, August 1, 2014

Jim Fry, founder of Museum of Western Reserve Farms and Equipment, has spent most of his life preserving cultures. Fry’s museum began more than a decade ago as a largely pragmatic venture.

Ohio foodbank program an option for growers

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Last year, Terry Gram’s 45-acre hillside orchard in Paris, Ohio, gave him his biggest crop ever. A couple of decades ago, much of that surplus would have been tossed out. Now, growers like Gram can turn to groups like the Ohio Association of Food Banks and its Agricultural Clearance Program.

Appeals court upholds country of origin labeling

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Appeals court says requiring meat to be labeled from where it originated is acceptable.

Remember the Polar Vortex? Ohio’s grape and peach growers sure do

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WOOSTER, Ohio — After enduring the coldest winter in 20 years, many grape and tree growers in Ohio and western Pennsylvania predicted their summer crop would be greatly diminished. Now in the middle of summer, their predictions are coming true. Grape vines and fruit trees are supposed to be green and lush with fruit this […]

2014 Summit County Fair market livestock sale brings in more than $43,000

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The 2014 Summit County Junior Fair livestock sales brought in more than $43,000 and set several records along the way.

Hot weather health: How to treat and prevent heat stroke

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It’s hot outside, so you should keep a close watch on your health. You can easily become susceptible to hyperthermia, which is when your body temperature is unusually high, according to the National Institutes of Health.

U.S. cattle: Low inventory means producers reap benefits

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

According to the NASS report, there are 95 million cattle in the United States. That is the lowest number since the report began in the 1970s.

Drought forces Western U.S. to use underground water supply

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources.

Pigs gone wild have come to Ohio

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Another Ohio invasive species isn’t a tiny matter. In fact it can weigh up to 200 pounds.

U.S. cattle inventory down 3 percent from 2012

Friday, July 25, 2014

As of July 1, there were 95 million head of cattle on U.S. farms, according to NASS reports.

Late wheat harvest could jeopardize hopes for a second crop

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SALEM, Ohio — The question for many farmers is: Should we or shouldn’t we? Wheat With this year’s wheat harvest about two-three weeks behind normal, farmers must now gamble over whether to plant a second, “double crop.” Ralph Wince,a grain merchandiser with Agland Co-Op, said he estimates that 90 percent of the wheat harvest in […]

Carroll County Fair 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Carroll County market animal sales totaled almost over $100,000 over the 2013 market sale.

What’s happening with hops in Ohio

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In terms of both production and economic opportunity, hops growing is hot in Ohio. But the second year of a study by Ohio State, at its Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, has yielded both good returns and cause for concern.

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