Sunday, August 20, 2017

At its peak, the bloom was about 51 inches high. Amorphophallus titanum produces the world’s largest unbranched bloom.
Sheep walking through gate

Urban Shepherds is making vacant urban lots productive by using them to graze sheep, producing meat and wool and saving money on mowing.
Sonny Perdue USDA

Sonny Perdue says give him a year to fix Rural Development programs. Fix what? The much needed, heavily used programs aren’t broken. Yet.
Rural stream

Farm groups are praising a recent decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) to withdraw the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) final rule.

R-CALF USA, a national group of independent cattle producers, and the Cattle Producers of Washington, filed a lawsuit June 19 against the USDA, to restore country of origin labeling laws.

With a little preparation and consideration, camping can be fun, educational and memorable for the whole family.
Shannon Wingert

Shannon Gallagher Wingert, 28, of Alexandria, Pennsylvania — formerly of Portage County, Ohio — won the first ever National Mrs. United States Agriculture division during the National Miss United States Agriculture pageant June 24, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Economic losses in dairy herd production can often be attributed to foot problems. Learn more about potential issues and how they can affect your herd.

Large-scale industrial farmers are pushing for changes that would make it harder for states to further regulate the way they do business.
Produce tour at Artisan Acres

Researchers from Ohio State University are working with private farmers to test the benefits of soil balancing, and organic farming.
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