One of the biggest concerns for farmers is hosting a visitor that might be bringing with them disease pathogens that could potentially be transmitted to the farm animals, and eventually between animals, or bringing a new disease onto the farm through purchased stock.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Most Ohioans know how to catch a fish. A line and reel, a bobber, a farm pond and a bucket full of night crawlers or crawdads and even the novice can be successful. But a growing industry in the state promises to produce as many or more fish than can be […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Antibiotic use in livestock has been a source of controversy in the United States, but a Purdue University animal scientist said it can be an effective method of disease prevention and treatment when used correctly.
After the governor of Michigan declared March 20 a “Meatout Day,” the state’s farmers and meat-lovers declared it “Michigan Meat Eaters Day,” and have made plans for major cookouts and barbecues.
LANSING, Michigan — A resolution proclaiming March 20 a “meatless” day is being called a “meat-headed” decision by the state’s top agriculture groups. The resolution, sponsored by the Great American Meatout of Michigan, was endorsed by Mich. Gov. Jennifer Granholm and “encourages the residents of this state to choose not to eat meat.” The resolution […]
Artist Rusty Baker’s barn is like no other. With more than 20 popular performers from rock ‘n’ roll to country painted on its walls, the barn along Holmes County Road 150 is a major standout. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, The Beatles — they’re all a part of Baker’s barn, which has seen viewers […]
American Jersey Cattle Association makes rulings on Holstein-Jersey genetic mixup
Ohio Farm Bureau discussed hot button topics with Congressional delegates.
Improperly-selected sites promote poor drainage from stalls, water standing in and around the barn and soil erosion around the barn.
COLUMBUS – With a late harvest, a wet fall and slow-melting snow, Ohio farmers may be facing more compaction issues than usual this spring. But no-till farmers may be better off than others
WASHINGTON — County presidents representing the Ohio Farm Bureau trekked to Capitol Hill this week to get their messages across and make sure legislators know farmers are watching.
CHARDON, Ohio — March is here and that means the March Maple Madness Driving Tour is ready to roll. The Ohio Maple Producers Association, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the Ohio maple industry, sponsors the tour. The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 13-14, and 20-21.
WASHINGTON — The livestock sector can lead the agricultural economy to higher net farm income, assuming the farm economy benefits from a recovering general U.S. economy. That analysis tops a 2010 baseline report prepared by the University of Missouri Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute delivered to the U.S. Congress March 9. Possibilities, if… The […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — It was all about the bees March 6 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, where 900 or so beekeepers and advocates swarmed to Fisher Auditorium. The largest one-day bee event in the nation drew a crowd from 12 states with the focus of “Modern Beekeeping: New Ways of Doing Old […]
Reporter Chris Kick shares his experiences with America’s “premiere youth leadership organization,” the National FFA Organization.
Columbiana County couple presents Farm and Dairy with copies of statements given to federal investigators.
WOOSTER, Ohio — Foodborne illnesses cost the country an estimated $152 billion annually in the form of medical bills, time off from work and a reduced quality of life, according to a study released today (March 3). Written by Ohio State University’s Robert Scharff, an assistant professor in consumer sciences and a researcher at the […]
ADA, Ohio — A record crowd of nearly 1,000 people packed their way into the McIntosh Center on the campus of Ohio Northern University to hear expert discussion on issues as big as the globe. From global warming and climate change policy, to conservation practices and soybean and corn school, it was all part of […]
A lawsuit claiming breach of contract and foreclosure on several dairy farms associated with Vreba-Hoff Dairy Development LLC has been filed.
On Feb. 24, a host of speakers at the 11th annual Northeast Ohio Regional Dairy Conference continued the work of Issue 2, and helped prepare dairymen for the road ahead.