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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.

Keeping an eye on salmon runs and guinea fowl hatchings

Saturday, July 19, 2014

We’re keeping a close eye on the salmon that are making their journey north to spawn in Alaska and we’re also checking on the guinea fowl “keets” that are beginning to hatch in Nebraska.

2014 Carroll Co. Fair tractor pull photo gallery

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Who doesn’t love a good tractor pull? Check out some of the tractors in the Carroll County Fair’s Limited Pro/Super Farm Tractor class Friday Night.

Jason Miller wins International Auctioneer Championship titles

Friday, July 18, 2014

Jason L. Miller, CAI, of Quaker City, Ohio, was crowned winner of the men’s National Auctioneers Association 27th International Auctioneer Championship.

ODA is spreading the word on sensitive crops

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Concerns that late-season applications of herbicides like dicamba and 2,4-D could become more common has led to the development of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Ohio Sensitive Crop Registry (OSCR).

Trumbull County Fair Livestock Sale Results 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 12, 2014 Sale Total:    $237,657.65 Total Lots:          229 STEERS Number of Market Lots: 16 Average: $3.67/pound with champions; $3.62/pound without Number of Carcass Lots: 9 Average: $4.13/pound with champions; $4.75/pound without Grand champion: Luke Culp Bid: $4/pound              Weight: 1,364 pounds Buyer: Casey and Greg Machak Reserve champion: Chloe Williams Bid: $4.05/pound              Weight: 1,1.94 pounds […]

Back to the farm: Steffen family keeps dairy tradition alive

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wayne County Twilight Dairy Tour visits the Steffen family farm of Kidron, Ohio.

Horse Progress Days features the best in plain equipment

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Horses and horse-drawn equipment continue to evolve, become more efficient.

Mercer County Safety first, farm work second

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MERCER, Pa. — As the summer heats up and the list of tasks on the farm grows, some farmers take shortcuts to safety in order to get the job done faster. Safety Day The Penn State Extension-Mercer County office held Safety Day July 10 to remind everyone, including youth, that safety should come first. The […]

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