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New Wilmington Livestock Auction paperwork not meeting USDA rules

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Scales at New Wilmington Livestock Auction have been tested since 2006 by Pa. Department of Agriculture.

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board sets public sessions dates

Monday, May 3, 2010

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — During its first, organizational meeting held April 27, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board set the dates and locations for their regional public listening sessions in May. The purpose of the listening sessions is to allow Ohioans the opportunity to provide input to the board and to educate the board members and […]

Egg-production practices meet demand and maintain hen well- being

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Study finds costs will increase egg prices if conventional cage production is changed.

Ohio FFA celebrates 82nd state convention in Columbus

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ohio FFA Convention draws a sea of blue and gold. See Farm and Dairy’s slide show.

Harrison SWCD meets funding challenges head-on for second year

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Harrison County SWCD looks outside of the box to meet its funding challenges.

Economics may be determining factor in soybean seeding numbers

Friday, April 30, 2010

The current economic environment will play a much bigger decision in determining the soybean sampling rate.

Nearly half of Ohio’s corn already planted, Pa. ahead, too

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Crop experts say a dry spring has helped farmers in Pennsylvania and Ohio get an earlier start on the planting season. The latest statistics have been announced.

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board holds first meeting, talks definitions

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The board put into place by nearly two-thirds of Ohioans to regulate livestock care and set standards for the state held its first meeting on Tuesday at the Ohio Department of Agriculture. All 13 board members of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board were present and sworn in for the first time, […]

Pa. Dept. of Ag suspends raw milk permit held by Lawrence Co. dairy

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The raw milk permit for Pasture Maid Creamery, LLC. remains suspended.

150th birthday party set for Annie Oakley

Sunday, April 25, 2010

GREENVILLE, Ohio — The Year of Annie will be celebrated throughout 2010 at The Annie Oakley Center at Garst Museum, part of the Darke County Historical Society.

A good sign: Old ag collection sparks interest

Friday, April 23, 2010

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Farmers have a tendency to hang onto things. You never know when something might come in handy.

Collector Rob Pennell appreciated such frugality because it helped supply his interest in vintage agriculture related signs, tools and salesman samples.

Proposed regulations for small meat processors could present hardship

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New regulations proposed by the USDA could put some meat processors out of business.

Barnesville Livestock Auction comes up short in custodial account

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A court date has not been set to hear a USDA complaint filed against Barnesville Livestock.

Expert: Have your pond water tested

Saturday, April 17, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Bryan Swistock is sort of the Dr. Phil for pond owners — they call him when they are having problems. And this time of year, he has a lot of patients. Spring has sprung, the air is warm, the sky is blue and too many ponds and small lakes are green […]

Pennsylvania farmers taking proactive approach to animal welfare standards

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Pa. Ag. Alliance could create formal animal care legislation, if necessary.

Extension in four Ohio counties turn to polls for help

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The May primary will be a deciding factor for several OSU Extension programs and 4-H.

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board moves ahead with plans

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board tentatively set its first meeting for April 27.

Feds: No tolls on I-80 in Pa.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Interstate 80 is one of the main trucking thoroughfares in the state and is used by many agricultural businesses.

Eli Shetler revives lime pile farm technique in Mount Eaton

Sunday, April 11, 2010

By ARLEN D. MILLER MOUNT EATON, Ohio — What would motivate a 64-year-old to invest 90 hours of intense labor breaking up 30 tons of hard blue limestone and 7 1/2 tons of coal? On Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving, Eli Shetler of Mount Eaton, began building a “lime pile” by laying out 8-inch […]

Greenhousing, like farming, is a family business for many

Friday, April 9, 2010

To keep a farm in the family, many families increase their acres, buy more cows, hogs or poultry so they can increase production for the newest generation. The same strategy of expansion and development is important for sisters Robin Voltz and Rinda Sloan — the third generation to manage their family’s operation just north of Loudonville, Ohio. But they’re not investing in livestock or acreage. Instead, they’re improving their perennials, poinsettias, herbs, fruits, vegetables and landscaping.

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