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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 […]

OLCSB has hands full deciding veal standards, future of livestock in Ohio

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Veal still being debated, but getting a lot of input along the way.

GIPSA: The good, the bad and the unknown

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Proposed rule could cost livestock industry as much as $1.6 billion

Kasich picks Zehringer as new Ohio director of agriculture

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ohio Gov.-elect John Kasich selected state Rep. Jim Zehringer to serve as the director of agriculture in his new administration.

Ideal grape growing conditions result in good yield for eastern U.S. vintners

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

By DARRIN YOUKER Contributing writer Wine makers have good reason to raise a glass this year. A hot, dry, summer has led to some of the best grape growing conditions in recent memory, with wine makers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York recording record years. “It might be the vintage of the decade,” said Randy […]

Wayne County 4-H honors outstanding members and volunteers at banquet

Monday, November 15, 2010

By SUSAN MYKRANTZ Contributing writer ORRVILLE, Ohio — -The recipients of the 2010 Wayne County Excellence in 4-H Award and Meritorious Service Award were recognized Nov. 4 during the annual member and volunteer recognition banquet. This year, the Excellence in 4-H Award went to Shelbie Aylsworth and Sarah Finney, while Priscilla Sprang received the Meritorious […]

Webinar addresses state regulations pertaining to Marcellus Shale drilling

Sunday, November 14, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the natural-gas drilling boom into the deep Marcellus Shale formation has unfolded, state regulators have become increasingly aware of pollution risks to ground and surface water, and they have scrambled to develop regulations to protect valuable natural resources. Webinar Two experts with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will offer […]

Turkey prices alone may result in more expensive holiday

Saturday, November 13, 2010

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. — With Thanksgiving around the corner, consumers will soon be purchasing and preparing the holiday dinner, which, in all likelihood, will be slightly more expensive than in 2009, according to data from The Food Institute.

Ohio dairy association talks ‘voice,’ from hiring to building relationships

Thursday, November 11, 2010

ODPA holds fall meetings to discuss accomplishments, and the road ahead.

Honoring our veterans, our heroes

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Each morning, by dawn’s early light, Ohioans Virgil and June Smith look out their dining room window at the memorial Virgil has literally cut in stone to honor America and salute the seven sons his mother and father sent off to serve in our country’s military.


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