Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Ohio Statehouse

Time is running out if lawmakers are going to act on CAUV this legislative session.
strawberries in cartons

Strawberries can be grown in all kinds of containers. Here are directions for planting them in strawberry jars.
path through trees

Researchers found forest losses were greatest along the urban fringe, where population growth was highest.
corn kernels and dollar bills

Funding opportunities include priority areas for U.S. agriculture, with input by commodity boards.
farm equipment collage

Everyone loves shiny, new farm equipment, but it doesn’t always fit the budget. A cost/benefit analysis can help farmers determine if and when a potential equipment purchase pays.
cereal rye spray

Early May rain showers delayed planting season for much of the Midwest, but how has it affected cover crop growth? Many specialist say "it's all still very manageable."
Wayne Forest1-web

Landowners bordering or near the Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio are battling for the right to lease their land and in return develop their mineral rights.
Field Notes collage for May 19, 2016video

The National Academies of Sciences say GMOs are safe to eat. Plus, landowners near the Wayne National Forest need to speak up about leasing for oil and gas, and the latest installment of Rural Roles features Mike and Barb, who are trailblazers in their work toward building horse trails and camps in Ohio.
Petting a horsevideo

Mike and Barb Gerard helped connect horse riding trails in the Mohican area, and have spent a lifetime serving equine owners.
picture of paper work

The balance sheet is a snapshot of what the farm business owns (assets) and what it owes (liabilities). Do your first farm balance sheet when you begin farming.
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