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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.

Optimism and hope reign supreme for a Jefferson County dairy farm

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Griffiths work as a team to farm 225 acres and milk 80 head of cattle two times a day.

Morrow County farm installs one of Ohio’s first automated calf feeders

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Harpercrest Dairy owner Stan Harper and his dairy partner, Dave Ertl, installed one of Ohio’s first automated calf feeders.

Museum is a showcase of Knox County agriculture

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The history of corn planters, tractors and harvest equipment and even household life is preserved in this special museum.

Which cover crop should you plant? It depends

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — More farmers are using cover crops to limit erosion from fields, control weed growth, fix nitrogen in the soil, feed livestock and produce biomass for energy. But, depending on an agricultural producer’s needs, not all cover crops are created equally, according to a crop and soil scientist in Penn State’s College […]

10 tips for higher corn yields, profits

Monday, April 5, 2010

COLUMBUS — With record corn yields in Ohio last year and some fields averaging upward of 240 bushels per acre, growers will be looking to squeeze every bushel out of their fields this growing season. “Growers have tasted the high-yield potential their fields are capable of,” said Peter Thomison, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist. […]

Wheat crop may be in better shape than originally feared

Friday, April 2, 2010

Wheat crop looking better every day even with late planting and heavy snowfall this winter.

Knox County farmers reflect on nearly five decades of no-till

Thursday, April 1, 2010

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — There are few tools as important and symbolic to farming as the plow. In one form or another, the plow has persisted across most generations of agriculture — from the horse-drawn hoes and “scratch” tillers used by ancient peoples, to the modern moldboard of the past 200-300 years. After all, if […]

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