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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Comment period continues through March 15.
Organization reports 500,000 signatures, but none have been validated.
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.
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.
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.
Ice, snow and rain have been a catastrophic combination in recent days.
Farming is a journey that is only beginning for Beagle Hill Farms.
Breed improvement and carcass quality is the focus for this Ashland County beef farm.
Reaching 300 bushels per acre corn is a major milestone, but with the right factors, it can be done.
HSUS objects to Ohio care board’s decision on veal standards.
A close call, but majority says confinement offers benefits for calves 10 weeks and younger.
Bob Perry, University of Kentucky, talks about why win-win relationships in sustainable agriculture are so important.
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 […]
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 […]
A petition has been signed by farmers who say they do not plan to be in business, under current proposals.
Four more livestock standards available for public comments in Ohio.