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Young farmers can use bad economy as learning tool

Thursday, December 9, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Today’s tough economy gives experienced farmers an opportunity to teach younger farmers planning and decision-making skills they might not learn in good times, a Purdue University agricultural economist says. Those looking to pass their operation on to next-generation farmers can show them how to plan strategically and make decisions under poor […]

OLCSB reformats standards for last meeting

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Board wraps up first year with more deliberations, new format.

Ohio Farm Bureau leaders encourage; delegates challenge Extension

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

COLUMBUS — The theme of this year’s Ohio Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting was “I am Farm Bureau,” but the secondary theme could’ve been, “Can we talk?” and “Are you listening?”

Kasich to Ohio Farm Bureau: We need common sense government

Monday, December 6, 2010

Governor-elect John Kasich would like to take some common sense from Ohio farmers and instill it into the state’s government workers, but he also tells farmers to step up to the plate and self-regulate.

Watch out for the three Bs in the 2010 Farm Bill

Monday, December 6, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — When the new Republican House majority takes up the 2012 farm bill, Purdue agricultural economist Roman Keeney says farmers should expect lawmakers to reduce spending by focusing on three major areas: Brazil, budget and baseline. Brazil In 2009, the World Trade Organization allowed Brazil to impose sanctions against the United States […]

Buying a real Christmas tree is a good thing for the holidays and economy

Saturday, December 4, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The question of whether it is environmentally correct to buy a real Christmas tree has been asked repeatedly in recent years and an expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences wants to lay it to rest permanently. The answer, according to Ricky Bates, associate professor of ornamental horticulture, is an […]

OLCSB approaches last meeting of 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

A new administration, new year could be defining moment for care board.

Senate passes food safety bill

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bill will strengthen food policy, and make exemptions for small and local producers.

Dr. Temple Grandin: Opening barn doors may be best way to improve agriculture’s image

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

One of the first topics Grandin covered was how important it is to see things from an animals perspective.

Farm and Dairy needs your help

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without … Christmas is approaching, and along with it, traditions that persist from year to year, generation to generation. Here at Farm and Dairy we’d like to know what it is that makes this time of year special for you. What is that one tradition that defines your holiday? Send […]

Does tannin level in forages, soil affect nutrition, water quality?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Talking tannins: Does thinning a woodland, and specifically, one used to also feed livestock, affect the types and amounts of tannins in soil and, in turn, the effects on soil organic matter and the entire ecosystem?

Protect this year’s Christmas tree crop

Friday, November 26, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C. — Hair clippings, cayenne pepper and raw eggs — these are just a few of the odd ingredients recommended to keep those pesky deer away from your backyard garden. But what about farmers who have hundreds of acres of Christmas trees to protect? An alternative North Carolina State University extension specialists have now […]

Beef cattle numbers causing concern

Friday, November 26, 2010

Livestock marketing specialist predicts significant reduction in cattle slaughter in 2011. STILLWATER, Okla. — Declining beef inventories are causing some in the U.S. cattle industry to wonder how beef production can be maintained. The numbers tell the tale — America’s cattle industry has effectively been turning fewer cattle into more pounds of beef. Lowest since […]

Holmes SWCD honors best in conservation, youth essay winners

Thursday, November 25, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Ohio — The Holmes County Soil and Water Conservation District celebrated its best in conservation at the annual banquet, held Nov. 18 at the Carlisle Village Inn in Walnut Creek. The Friend of Conservation Award went to Congressman-elect Bob Gibbs, who currently is serving as state senator in the 22 district. Gibbs is […]

Conservation promoters honored at Wayne Co. SWCD annual meeting

Thursday, November 25, 2010

WOOSTER, OHIO — The Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District named Fred Galehouse as the recipient of its Friend of Conservation Award during the 2010 annual meeting Following his graduation from The Ohio State University with a degree in mechanical engineering, Galehouse started his drainage contracting business in 1948. He attended his first drainage contractors […]

GIPSA, Justice Dept. still investigating Eastern Livestock

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Kentucky cattle producer speaks out against Eastern Livestock.

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’: When’s the right time to start rollin’ rye cover crop?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

One USDA researcher estimates that rolling a field of rye uses 10 times less energy than mowing the cover crop. Rolling is also faster and needs to be done only once a season.

Food safety bill promises major change

Monday, November 22, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — A major food safety bill that will increase and combine regulatory powers of the Department of Health and Human Services,U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security and the Food and Drug Administration appears to be on its way to becoming law. The Food Safety Modernization Act, or S.B. 510, has cleared […]

Small farm, big impact: Contest winner hopes video educates

Sunday, November 21, 2010

By ANDY ANDREWS Special correspondent HERSHEY, Pa. — She has only three head of cows, a very small herd of Icelandic sheep, beef cattle, egg layers and an abiding love of farming. But this Crawford County farmer set out to teach the public the realities of modern agriculture. And she did so in five minutes. […]

He’s hooked! Duane Keener receives Pro Pullers 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, November 19, 2010

By JOYCE L. RITCHIE Contributing Writer ASHLAND, Ohio — The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League honored longtime Ohio tractor puller Duane Keener with its 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented in Indianapolis Oct. 23. Known for driving the super stock tractor “Bambi,” Keener, of Orange Township in Ashland County, was surprised when Mike […]


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