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Medina trustees want tougher regs on anhydrous ammonia tanks

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Trustees file complaint against Ohio Department of Agriculture to stop use of 12,000-gallon anhydrous tank; ODA counters suit has no legal standing.

Beef cattle numbers decreasing as producers back out of the business

Monday, February 7, 2011

URBANA, Ill. — A smaller beef herd reported in USDA‘s Jan. 1 cattle inventory estimates has provided the cattle markets with even more bullish news. Beef cow numbers continue to fall as producers seem to want out of the business, said Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt. “The continued decline is related to multi-year financial […]

John Ligo wins quality assurance award

Sunday, February 6, 2011

MERCER, Pa. — Two farmers recently received the annual national Beef Quality Assurance award, created to recognize outstanding beef and dairy producers who incorporate Beef Quality Assurance principles as part of the day-to-day activities on their operations. The winners The 2011 winners were John Ligo, LiTerra Farms of Mercer, Pa. (dairy), and Mike Milicevic, Lykes […]

Ohio exotic animal owners await Kasich decision on ban

Friday, February 4, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — It could still be a couple weeks before Ohio’s new governor takes a close look at an emergency order signed by former Gov. Ted Strickland, banning ownership and sale of certain “dangerous wild animals.” When he does, feedback from both sides will be abundant. The Ohio Division of Wildlife plans to present […]

Agriculture changing as Marcellus Shale drilling gains ground

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tom Murphy, Penn State University extension educator for Lycoming County, sat down Jan. 26 for a one-on-one interview with the Farm and Dairy.

Murphy is co-director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.

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.

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