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Cover crops for farm and garden

Friday, August 29, 2014

As a bountiful harvest empties our fields and gardens, and fills our wheelbarrows and pickup beds with fresh fruits and veggies, growers wonder what to do with the newly vacant space.

Canfield Fair 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Aug. 28, 29 and 31, 2014 Sale Total:    $494,541.55 Total Lots:          513 STEERS Number of Market Lots: 66 Average: $2.33/pound with champions; $2.26/pound without Grand champion: Travis Pidgeon Bid: $6.30/pound              Weight: 1,370 pounds Buyer: Ace Pipeline, Inc. Reserve champion: Katie Higgins Bid: $3/pound              Weight: 1,370 pounds Buyer: Rulli Brothers Markets Junior showmanship: Emily Hemphill Intermediate […]

Sign-up begins for Dairy Margin Protection Program

Friday, August 29, 2014

Secretary Vilsack says program acts as a form of insurance for dairy producers.

Finding Ferdinand Brader

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The story of Ferdinand Brader remains partly a mystery as his original artwork turns up in farmhouses across Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio.

Indian Run Farms runs on perseverance

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Elliott family keeps it simple in Knox County, but productive.

More than your average project: A day in the life of a 4-H member

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — The sun is just up, and Leah Fine is exhausted. She tries to sleep until the last possible minute, but she knows that Bella, Vinnie and Lugnut are surely up and waiting for her. While it seems like she just left the barn, the 12-year-old pulls on her boots and heads […]

Looking into the crystal ball… Is an early frost in the works?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ohio’s NOAA hydrologist expects the first freeze to happen in early to mid-October.

ALS #IceBucketChallenge – farm style

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The ALS #IceBucketChallenge has gone viral on social media, and farmers are raising awareness for ALS, too.

Estimating corn and soybean yields

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Worksheets, formulas and online calculators can help to estimate potential corn and soybean harvests.

Portage County Fair auction 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Portage County Fair held another successful auctions, with several new records.

Lake Erie: challenges ahead, but progress being made

Monday, August 25, 2014

OSU holds science writers workshop to update media about issues facing Lake Erie.

Knox County Barn Tour spotlights historic barns, celebrates rural heritage

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Knox County Barn Tour will take place Sept. 13 and will feature five historic barns.

Southeastern Ohio hills alive with farm family history

Thursday, August 21, 2014

When Ezekial Cole purchased 140 acres of land in an area that would eventually become Wayne Township in Jefferson County, Ohio, it is unlikely he considered how, or if, the family farm would be operating 206 years later. “It just makes you proud to keep the farm going,” Carl Kithcart, Cole’s great-great-great-great grandson said.

The basic science of Harmful Algal Blooms

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A little phosphorus makes Lake Erie the “Walleye Capital of the World,” but too much phosphorus can lead to harmful algal blooms.

Retiring Ohio Holstein editor helped ‘bridge the gap’

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ohio Holstein magazine editor retiring after accomplished career.

Parents projected to spend $245,340 to raise a child born in 2013, according to USDA report

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The USDA’s annual report, Expenditures on Children and Families, shows that the lowest costs are in the urban South and rural regions of the U.S., and costs are the highest in the urban Northeast

Federal officials announce more Lake Erie funding

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Brown, Kaptur announce more funding for Lake Erie algae issues.

Huge crop or early frost: Race is on

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Crunch time in the grain markets: If we confirm a huge crop with early harvest, the lows are not yet in.

Three ways to extend your gardening season

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

There are several options for extending your gardening season into the fall and winter months.

Farm Policy Facts unveils new interactive map highlighting state ag contribution

Monday, August 18, 2014

Farm Policy Facts is pleased to unveil a new interactive map highlighting state-specific agriculture contributions across America.

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