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Early start leads to near-perfect harvest

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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.

New wheels for Secrest Arboretum director requires new power source

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The program director of Ohio State University’s Secrest Arboretum has switched to a battery-powered truck for his daily work.

Farmers breathe a sigh of relief as they are exempted from truck law

Monday, October 25, 2010

New transportation regulations will keep Pennsylvania farmers happy and the enable the state to retain federal funding.

Pa. still trying to tackle state’s milk pricing system

Monday, October 25, 2010

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.

Ohio students raise money for habitat conservation

Saturday, October 23, 2010

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 […]

Renting maple trees? Some say ‘sweet’ deal

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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 […]

Rabo AgriFinance starts foreclosure on Vreba-Hoff Dairy

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Court action has been filed to recover $55 million in debt from Vreba-Hoff Dairy Development and six farms associated with them.

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board approves civil penalties

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

With euthanasia standards approved Oct. 5, civil penalties came next.

Ohio students benefit from Farm to School

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lunch is more than a meal at River View schools, where students grow some of the servings.

New group calls on dairymen to ‘take charge’

Monday, October 18, 2010

Group hopes to unite nation of dairy producers to gain market control, better pricing.

Weak currencies could boost agricultural export markets

Monday, October 18, 2010

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 […]

Mapleside Farm: The key to organic farming is crop management

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Organic is the only way to go. At least that’s what Mapleside Farm in Geauga County believes.

Hard work, fiscal sense the formula for Horn beef farm

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sons, mother keep farm going after death of proprietor.

Ohioan tests sorghum syrup waters

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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 […]

Retail staple food prices edge down

Monday, October 11, 2010

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 […]

City kid detours to Ohio State, now known as leader of soybean genetics

Friday, October 8, 2010

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 […]

Care board hears feedback on veal standards, big decision ahead

Thursday, October 7, 2010

With euthanasia standards approved, rules for veal and other species are up next.

Grubbs receive Distinguished Service award at Farm Bureau annual meeting

Thursday, October 7, 2010

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 […]

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board adopts State’s first standards: euthanasia

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Euthanasia standards approved, will now enter the legal review process.

ODA launches investigation into resale of Jefferson Co. grand champion lamb

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Everyone’s trying to figure out how the Jefferson County grand champion lamb avoided slaughter as required by law.


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