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Look for USDA crop report Nov. 8

Friday, October 25, 2013

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish information in the Nov. 8 Crop Production report that was originally scheduled for release in the October report.

Ohio man thinks woolly and bulky Merino sheep are ‘beautiful’

Friday, October 25, 2013

Kenrick Smith, 59, is a wool person. He has won dozens of awards with his sheep and their fleece, including 14 Ohio State Fair wool championships, and various international awards.

Farm Oil Spill Prevention Plans: Required or not?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

What should farmers do about SPCC plans now?

Court rules in favor of West Virginia poultry farmer in EPA discharge suit

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A U.S. District Court ruled that, contrary to EPA’s contention, ordinary stormwater from Alt’s farmyard is exempt from National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit requirements.

Ohio EPA Nutrient Reduction Strategy to measure ‘health of streams’

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is awaiting Congressional action on a Nutrient Reduction Strategy that it submitted to the federal EPA June 28.

The proposal seeks new limits on the amounts of phosphorus and nitrogen that can enter Ohio’s various streams and water bodies, but in relation to the aquatic life in a particular stream, and other biological factors.

Cheese makers know their Swiss

Thursday, October 24, 2013

When you eat Guggisberg Premium Swiss cheese, you can honestly say you’ve had the best.

At least, according to the results of the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, which presented this year’s top Swiss cheese award to Guggisberg Cheese, of Holmes County.

Farm bill conference committee to hold first public meeting

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The first public meeting for the 2013 farm bill conference committee will be held Oct. 30.

Farm and Dairy’s e-newsletter contest winners

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Frank Baldwin, Farm and Dairy circulation manager, and Joyce Wolfgang, of Consumers National Bank, present Misty and Arthur Heavner III, of Jefferson, Ohio, with a $500 gift card.

Iowa professor identifies oldest and youngest stag-moose in North America

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

An Iowa professor’s discovery is changing the timeline for one ancient animal.

South Dakota cattlemen still suffering from winter storm

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Citizens for Balanced Use and the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association are searching for donations of cattle to help rebuild the herds that were nearly destroyed during the winter storm.

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