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Ohio, other states bringing in good apple crop after favorable growing season

Friday, September 10, 2010

Two back-to-back high yield seasons for apple growers.

Livestock board hopes to vote in October, still reviewing comments, information

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ohio care board continues to finalize draft of euthanasia standards for livestock.

Ag Expo is Sept. 11 at McClester Farm

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio — Mahoning, and Stark SWCD offices are working together to present the fourth annual Agriculture-Natural Resource-Conservation Expo. The expo offers free parking, free admission and free demonstrations. This year it will be held Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The Ag Expo is held at the McClester Farm […]

Geauga County Fair livestock results

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Junior fair market livestock exhibitors win big at Canfield Fair

Sunday, September 5, 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 Canfield Fair.

Ohio dairy farmers tell senator they need transparency, predictability

Friday, September 3, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Dairy farmers from some of the top dairy producing counties in Ohio had a chance to air concerns with one of the state’s highest elected officials on Sept. 1. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) heard from dairymen in Wayne, Holmes and Geauga counties at a roundtable conference held at the Shisler Center […]

Hookstown Fair 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

The grand champion lamb raised by Theresa Domitrovich at the Hookstown Fair sold for $11 a pound.

Ohio dairy farmer wins national honor

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ohio Holstein breeder Bill Ramsey will receive Dairy Shrine breeder award at World Dairy Expo.

Pink tractor is Lorain County girl’s tribute to her father

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Not all John Deere tractors are painted green and yellow, and not all are this special.

Backyard poultry is a hatching trend; growers say it’s educational, nutritional, peaceful

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

With a little planning, backyard poultry can be rewarding experience.

Bob Barker, MFA call for action against veal and dairy farming

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Editor’s Note: Here is a link to the two initial news releases that are incorporated into this article. One is from MFA, the other from Buckeye Veal. APPLE CREEK, Ohio — The television game show host who thousands of American farmers spent hours glued to over the past few decades will today call for a […]

Lower wheat production across the globe may mean brighter economy

Saturday, August 28, 2010

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A drought in Russia and reduced global wheat production along with shifts in U.S. crop production affect the entire U.S. agricultural outlook. Changes in one sector ripple through all farm segments. A mid-year update of the 2010 U.S. agricultural baseline shows increased wheat exports, moderate rises in grain prices and modest recovery […]

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 […]

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