WOOSTER, Ohio — A dry harvest season. High yields. Commodity prices rising. Three things that sound good for corn and soybean growers in Ohio and Pennsylvania. After a wet harvest last fall that caused issues with mold and prevented farmers from entering the fields on time, this year’s harvest is turning out totally different.
The program director of Ohio State University’s Secrest Arboretum has switched to a battery-powered truck for his daily work.
New transportation regulations will keep Pennsylvania farmers happy and the enable the state to retain federal funding.
Pennsylvania dairy farmers will have to wait until next to renew the legislative fight to change the state’s milk pricing system and end the issue of stranded premiums.
PERRYSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Young Birders Club raised over $3,000 during the club’s recent Big Sit fundraiser. The idea behind a Big Sit is to raise money through pledges and gifts based on the number of bird species identified from 17-foot circle during a limited period of time. Species The more species spotted, the […]
Scroll down for slide show. SALEM, Ohio — You don’t have to own your own boiler house, or even your own buckets and taps to enjoy the bounty of Ohio’s maple syrup. Growing interest in this savory topping, and in preserving the maple tree, has woodlot owners pursuing creative ways to offer their own trees […]
Court action has been filed to recover $55 million in debt from Vreba-Hoff Dairy Development and six farms associated with them.
With euthanasia standards approved Oct. 5, civil penalties came next.
Lunch is more than a meal at River View schools, where students grow some of the servings.
Group hopes to unite nation of dairy producers to gain market control, better pricing.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Exporting nations like the United States are finding that weaker currency spells stronger trade opportunities. That is, if their monetary moves don’t first lead to a trade war, said two Purdue University agricultural economist. At least three major exporting countries — the United States, China and Japan — have made direct […]
Organic is the only way to go. At least that’s what Mapleside Farm in Geauga County believes.
Sons, mother keep farm going after death of proprietor.
NUNDA, Ohio — A few years ago, when Crist Nisley was growing more corn than he needed and found the market flooded, he thought of selling the surplus, but then he decided it was time to practice guerilla economics. That is, switch from a commodity in over-supply to one in demand. There wasn’t much out […]
WASHINGTON — Retail food prices at the supermarket dipped slightly during the third quarter of 2010, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $46.17, down $1.03 or 2 percent compared […]
URBANA, Ill. — At age 83, when many people have long since retired, University of Illinois researcher Richard Bernard unveiled his 14th variety of Gardensoy edamame. Bernard has been breeding soybeans and edamame, or vegetable soybeans, since 1954. And he has no intentions of stopping. After the release of Gardensoy 51, he is looking ahead […]
With euthanasia standards approved, rules for veal and other species are up next.
COLUMBIANA, Ohio — John B. “Jack” and Donna Grubbs of Leetonia Road in Leetonia, were awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Columbiana County Farm Bureau Federation during its annual meeting recently. The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor bestowed by the organization. It is awarded each year at the annual meeting. History Grubbs […]
Euthanasia standards approved, will now enter the legal review process.
Everyone’s trying to figure out how the Jefferson County grand champion lamb avoided slaughter as required by law.