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Kasich announces cuts in ag department, Extension, ag research

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s proposed biennium budget includes a 9 percent cut in the general funding to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and cuts of 10 percent to OSU Extension and 10 percent to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in fiscal year 2012.

Governor’s budget would slash Penn State Extension, ag research by half

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

By DARRIN YOUKER Contributing Writer HARRISBURG, Pa. — If cuts in the proposed Pennsylvania budget stand, Cooperative Extension programs across the state could radically change. Gov. Tom Corbett wants to slash funding to Penn State by 50 percent, a reduction of $182 million. And that means funding to agriculture research and Cooperative Extension programming could […]

Economists deliver 2010 agricultural economic baseline to U.S. congress

Sunday, March 13, 2011

WASHINGTON — Food prices could increase by more than 4 percent in 2011 as the farm sector recovers from a sharp downturn in the recession, University of Missouri economists reported March 7 to Congress. An annual MU Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute baseline shows net farm income may reach a record $99 billion in […]

We want your dessert recipes!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Farm and Dairy is busy compiling recipes for its newest cookbook. This time, we’re focusing on the sweet stuff — the good stuff. The stuff you save room for. You know, the cookies, brownies, pies, killer cakes, desserts, desserts, desserts! Each person entering a recipe will be entered into a drawing for a prize package. […]

Ohio board’s veal standard drawing lots of comments

Friday, March 11, 2011

Comment period continues through March 15.

What do HSUS’ 500,000 unofficial signatures really mean for Ohio?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Organization reports 500,000 signatures, but none have been validated.

A healing place: Farming has a hand in recovery for those suffering from mental illness

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hopewell Farm looks like many farms in rural eastern Trumbull. As you come up on the farm, you see a barn, a pasture and horses on this wintry day. But that’s just what is on the outside. It’s what’s inside that is much more valuable to those who live there.

Producers worry about effects of budget cuts on N.Y. ag programs

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

N.Y. farmers are growing concerned about the potential loss of a number of agriculture support programs in this year’s state budget. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a $162.6 million budget for the state’s agriculture department and calls for cuts to various programs funded by the state.

Beef cattle prices continue surge

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Tight supplies and strong demand propelled fed cattle values into another record-breaking week Feb. 28 to March 4, but cattle feeders’ profits are not as lofty as some might expect, according to Kansas State University agricultural economist, Glynn Tonsor.

Severe weather causes widespread flooding, sheep loss at Ohio farm

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ice, snow and rain have been a catastrophic combination in recent days.

With only a shovel and wheelbarrow, Beagle Hills Farms becomes a reality

Monday, March 7, 2011

Farming is a journey that is only beginning for Beagle Hill Farms.

Byers brothers sold on shorthorns

Friday, March 4, 2011

Breed improvement and carcass quality is the focus for this Ashland County beef farm.

Tillage conference draws large crowd, attention to yield

Friday, March 4, 2011

Reaching 300 bushels per acre corn is a major milestone, but with the right factors, it can be done.

Ohio’s veal standard: deal breaker, or board-based decision?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

HSUS objects to Ohio care board’s decision on veal standards.

Ohio care board OKs stall confinement for young veal calves

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A close call, but majority says confinement offers benefits for calves 10 weeks and younger.

Innovative Farmers of Ohio: Sustainable ag success requires thinking outside of the box

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bob Perry, University of Kentucky, talks about why win-win relationships in sustainable agriculture are so important.

Study seeks to extend vase life of roses

Monday, February 28, 2011

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State University research intended to extend the “vase life” of roses inserts a gene from celery inside rose plants to help fight off botrytis, or petal blight, one of the rose’s major post-harvest diseases. Problem Some fungal pathogens, the bad guys that infect plants, produce a sugar alcohol called mannitol […]

Is there enough acreage for corn?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

URBANA, Ill. — Most of the focus on 2011 U.S. planted acreage centers on corn acreage. There are a number of reasons for that focus, said University of Illinois agricultural economist Darrel Good. “First, under the current policy regime, there is a mandate of 13 billion gallons of renewable biofuels production during the 2011-12 corn […]

Rules put Ohio veal industry in jeopardy, some producers say

Friday, February 25, 2011

A petition has been signed by farmers who say they do not plan to be in business, under current proposals.

OLCSB advances dairy, beef, sheep and goat standards

Friday, February 25, 2011

Four more livestock standards available for public comments in Ohio.


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