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Crawford County farmer, George Greig, tapped to lead Pa. ag department

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett announced Feb. 1 he intends to nominate George Greig, a farmer from Linesville, Crawford County, as state secretary of agriculture.

Ohio grazing conference 10 years strong, good mission

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dairy graziers come by the masses to better their skills, network with other producers.

U.S. edamame production takes a step forward, with herbicide registration

Friday, January 28, 2011

URBANA, Ill. — U.S. edamame production just took a step forward. The herbicide Dual Magnum has recently been registered for use on edamame, or edible, vegetable soybeans, which will increase farmers’ weed control options. Edamame production in the United States has been in an infant stage for decades, said Marty Williams, a weed scientist with […]

Stark County: Hard work and love make dreams come true for Schmuki Dairy farm

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Schmuki dairy began as the American dream and now it continues as the dream profession for Mike Schmuki, who was honored as Stark Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2010 Conservation Farmer of the Year.

Igniting a pastime one light at a time

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More than 160 lanterns later, the fire in Greg Diehl still burns for lanterns.

Mercer and Auglaize County farmers: If you raise livestock, better update your manure management plans

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CELINA, Ohio — Most producers knew it was coming, but now it’s here: The Grand Lake St. Marys watershed has been designated as “distressed.” The Ohio Department of Natural Resources designated the watershed in distress Jan. 18 after a recent analysis because of unprecedented algal blooms in 2009 and 2010. The designation means that farmers […]

Move over, California. Broccoli Dream Team building East Coast production

Monday, January 24, 2011

Forget California! With their unique climate conditions, western New York growers could benefit from new regional broccoli varieties.

Soybean and corn prices should direct consumption and acreage

Sunday, January 23, 2011

URBANA, Ill. — Over the next three months, the prices of corn and soybeans have two major objectives. First, prices must allocate remaining old crop supplies to maintain at least pipeline stocks by the end of the current marketing year. Second, prices must direct spring planting decisions, said Darrel Good, a University of Illinois agricultural […]

Mares in late gestation have specific nutrition needs owners should address

Saturday, January 22, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. — Horse breeders with mares in late gestation need to remember that the mothers-to-be have different nutritional needs than open mares. “A pregnant mare’s nutrient requirements are slightly higher because she is maintaining not only her bodily needs but also is supplying nutrients to a growing fetus,” said Dave Freeman, Oklahoma State University […]

USDA launches new BioPreferred biobased product label

Friday, January 21, 2011

Purchasing agents on down to general consumer will benefit from new label that identifies biobased products.

‘Affordability is key’ as Ohio weighs new livestock standards

Thursday, January 20, 2011

With animal welfare in mind, board members also must consider demand for food, nutrition.

Grass beats grain at Grim dairy, where farming is seasonal, practical

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Graziers since 1994, and wouldn’t have it any other way.

Community raises funds for Carroll Co. extension agent

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Community members and businesses raise the $25,000 necessary to bring back the OSU Extension Office to Carroll County.

NCBA agrees to pay back $217,000 to Beef Checkoff Program

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A letter dated Jan. 7 was sent to the USDA outlining resolution between the CBB and the NCBA.

Auctioneering is family affair at Pa. bid-calling contest

Monday, January 17, 2011

Patrick Burke, Meshoppen, Pa., bested 23 other contestants to win the annual Pennsylvania Bid-Calling Contest.

Cutting spending on new farm bill would make tiny dent in the deficit

Friday, January 14, 2011

COLUMBIA, Mo. — As discussion develops on writing a 2012 farm bill and in reducing federal budget deficits, there may be talk of cutting farm subsidies. “Defenders of current farm programs can point out that farm program spending is a tiny share of federal expenditures,” said Pat Westhoff, director of the Food and Agriculture Policy […]

Breaking news: Ohio Dept. of Ag makes new appointments

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Zehringer makes top appointments to agriculture department

Ohio farmer, collector adds ‘big rig’ to historical collection

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Unusual collection is sign of faith, hard work and oil well history

Details emerge in court over alleged fraud at Eastern Livestock Co.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The allegations of fraud made by Fifth Third Bank may prove to be true for the Eastern Livestock Company.

Strickland releases exclusive rights to explore Lake Erie wind farm

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Outgoing Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s last official act in office advances construction of freshwater wind farm in Lake Erie.

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