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GIPSA rule changes could devastate seedstock producers in cattle industry

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cattlemen plan to fight back against proposed GIPSA rule changes at annual roundup.

Pricing corn can be a tricky decision

Thursday, August 26, 2010

COLUMBUS — How to price corn for silage is a perennially challenging question. The best answer will vary depending on the point of view: Are you buying or are you selling?

Diversifying income is ensuring a Muskingum County farm’s success

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — There’s nothing nutty or crazy about Nutty Acres Farm in Muskingum County — it’s just a farm family diversifying itself to ensure agriculture remains a part of their life. Jason and Kirsten Hatfield farm 236 acres and maintain another 113 acres in pastures and hay. The couple have two daughters, Shelby, 18 […]

Pacelle pledges support for Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, Buckeye ag agreeement

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Humane Society of the United States CEO Wayne Pacelle told board members he upholds the ballot decision Ohioans approved last fall…

2010 Lawrence County Fair market livestock winners

Monday, August 23, 2010

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Lawrence County (Pa.) Fair.

Jefferson County Fair market livestock winners wrap up year in sale ring

Monday, August 23, 2010

ABOVE: The mime Joy Undescribable wandered into the junior fair market livestock sale at this year’s Jefferson County Fair, and helped the ringmen garner some bids. Check out this year’s livestock winners:

Ohio pastures and hay fields threatened by invasive weed

Sunday, August 22, 2010

OLD WASHINGTON, Ohio — Spotted knapweed, a noxious weed, was first detected in Ohio two years ago. The weed seed was most likely purchased in a pasture seed mix, said Clif Little, OSU Extension educator. Since that time this noxious weed has expanded more rapidly than could be imagined, said Little. Heavy infestations of the […]

U.S. agricultural equipment exports up compared to 2009

Friday, August 20, 2010

WASHINGTON — Exports of U.S. agricultural equipment have increased each quarter of 2010, with midyear shipments totaling $4.9 billion, a gain of 4 percent compared to January-June 2009, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

Butler Farm Show

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Butler Farm Show.

Record yields for some states, commodities, not so for others

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

National crop forecast predicts largest soybean and corn yields on record.

Grandin: Can’t buy the solution to livestock handling, it takes training

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Downer cows. Bruised animals. Dark cutters. Problems with e. coli, salmonella, or a host of pathogens. Is it the slaughter facility? Are the causes a lack of training or improper training?

Youth win big at Ashtabula County Fair

Monday, August 16, 2010

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Ashtabula County Fair.

Bee pastures would help meet need for pollinators for orchards and fields

Sunday, August 15, 2010

WASHINGTON — Beautiful wildflowers, perhaps as alluring to bees as they are to people, might someday be planted in “bee pastures.” These floral havens would be created to help propagate larger generations of healthy, hard-working bees. Pesticide-free bee pastures can be “simple to establish and — at perhaps only a half-acre each — easy to […]

Electronic dairy price reporting passes House and Senate Committees

Friday, August 13, 2010

Dairy groups say electronic reporting will ensure timely, more accurate reports.

Program expansion in Pennsylvania means drought protection for farmers

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Program expanded in Pennsylvania to give producers protection against drought in their pasture and hayfields.

State fair is educational tool for veterinarians, farm groups

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

From butter cows to cows giving birth, there was plenty to see and learn at this year’s state fair.

Ohio State Fair sets six new sale records

Monday, August 9, 2010

With the setting of six new sale records, the sale of champions at the 2010 Ohio State Fair is one to remember. New records were set for the reserve champion market beef, reserve champion market barrow, grand and reserve champion market lambs, and the grand and reserve champion meat chickens. The sale raised $272,500 — […]

Forget cars. Combine demolition derby is for real thrills

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Columbiana County Fair’s annual combine demolition derby is a crowd favorite. Check out this slide show of photos from the 2010 event.

2010 Columbiana County Fair junior market livestock champs named

Friday, August 6, 2010

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Columbiana County Fair.

Two dead after Central Ohio barn collapse

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ohio storms claim lives, destroy farm property.

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