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House approves new rules for applying manure in Ohio

Friday, November 21, 2014

Rule would ban applying manure in times when runoff is most likely.

Another harsh winter? Modern forecasting, winter folklore and farmers almanacs shed light on this season’s weather

Friday, November 21, 2014

In southern Ohio we saw the first snow of the season and felt much colder temperatures. Everyone wonders, is the early winter weather ushering in another harsh winter?

Shipping delays pile on more harvesting woes

Friday, November 21, 2014

Shipping grain across the country is proving to be a difficulty for some farmers as trains are not able to haul enough and the barges on the Mississippi River have also been a source of frustration.

This machine is not a toy: Few farm injuries from ATVs but rider safety is still key

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Two Pennsylvania residents were charged with felony child endangerment Nov. 4 following the death of a 4-year-old girl in an Oct. 27 ATV crash. Cases such as these have made ATV rider safety a hot-button issue among safety professionals, legislators and advocacy groups.

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau honors Potter, Mifflin county leaders

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau presented Edward Kosa of Potter County with its 2014 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award

Farmers: Get familiar with new big data agreement

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A data privacy agreement reached by six major farm organizations and six agriculture technology providers is expected to become industry standard language regarding data gathered on farming operations.

Will Ohio have CAUV changes by 2016?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is pushing for changes to the CAUV formula that ‘can be accomplished through administrative action and will not require legislation.’

Westmoreland Co. dairyman, Rick Ebert, elected president of Pa. Farm Bureau

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Westmoreland County dairy farmer Richard Ebert has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

Wooster algae farm in transition

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Federally-funded algae research farm going in a new direction, with new partners to be announced.

Ohio group studies a practical way to breed sheep with A.I.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Artificial insemination in sheep is more difficult, but new research can make it more practical.

Stay healthy this holiday season

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Careful preparation, cooking, and healthy eating are important, especially during the holiday season.

Economists advise grain producers to watch the bottom line as prices dive

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Grain producers should consider cutting costs to prepare for what could be several years of lower crop prices, say Purdue University agricultural economists.

How to survive Black Friday

Saturday, November 15, 2014

For those who like to finish their turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie early to get ready for one of the busiest shopping days of the year, Black Friday is a much anticipated day that seems to be starting earlier each year.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 11/15

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The top stories for the week Nov. 9-Nov. 15, 2014.

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to visit Marietta

Saturday, November 15, 2014

“People’s Tree” to visit 30 communities between Minnesota and Washington, D.C.

Who wants to be a beekeeper? Plan spring hives now

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fall the best time to procure supplies, learn skills and build connections for thriving spring hives.

Honey bee habitat: Ohio funding available in early 2015

Friday, November 14, 2014

This year, several NRCS state offices, including California, Florida and Ohio, are setting aside additional funds for similar efforts.

Acorn poisoning is a threat to cattle and sheep herds

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Acorns from this year’s fall crop could cause kidney failure in animals, particularly in cattle and sheep.

Marcellus and Utica shale permit update: Harrison County leads in October

Thursday, November 13, 2014

So far, 1,581 horizontal drilling permits for Utica shale wells have been issued by the ODNR and 1,148 have been drilled.

Monsanto, wheat farmers reach settlement in Oregon GMO cases

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Monsanto and soft white wheat farmers have reached an agreement that resolves a number of lawsuits related to the 2013 discovery of genetically modified wheat on a farm in eastern Oregon.

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