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Ohio’s young hunters are succeeding

Saturday, November 28, 2009

COLUMBUS — Young hunters across Ohio were successful during the seventh annual youth deer-gun Season, held Nov. 21-22. Hunters age 17 and under killed 9,331 deer during the special two-day season, aimed at providing a high-quality hunting experience for younger Ohioans. Last year’s youth hunt saw a deer harvest of 9,852. The Ohio Department of […]

Conservation district hands out awards

Friday, November 27, 2009

CORTLAND, Ohio — The 59th Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District annual awards banquet was held at the Garden Brook Banquet Center in Cortland. Warren McClintock of Fowler received the Bill Penn Memorial Award, which is the highest honor bestowed upon a citizen of Trumbull County for conservation. The award is named after Bill Penn […]

Burn off calories from Thanksgiving dinner

Thursday, November 26, 2009

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Food and food safety pros have numerous tips for preparing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but, other than washing hands before and after the meal, recommendations for diners are few. Until now, that is. Sample holiday meal According to Mary Meck Higgins, a Kansas State University Research and Extension nutrition specialist, a modest […]

Pennsylvania turkey farm is more than a business; it’s a tradition

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Pounds Turkey Farm brings home the Thanksgiving tradition for its customers.

Two Ohio dairies find success with organic ‘and’ conventional

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — To be organic or to be conventional. That is the question among many farmers today, with advantages and disadvantages on either side. But for two Ohio dairymen who farm in Ashland, Wayne and Holmes counties, the answer is both. Going both ways Paul Weber, owner of Idyl Wild Farms near the Ashland […]

Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District honors conservation promoters

Monday, November 23, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — Parry and Susie Cochran were recognized as the recipients of the 2009 Conservation Farm Award during the Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual meeting Nov. 17. The Cochrans The Cochrans operate a heifer and grain farm in Plain Township. Parry, Susie and their children, Aaron, Andrew and Audrey, reside on the […]

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau salutes Wolff, Steele

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pa. Farm Bureau presented former state agriculture secretary Dennis Wolff and former dean of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences Robert Steele with Barn Raiser Awards to recognize their years of public service to the agricultural community.

A feast of learning

Friday, November 20, 2009

MANSFIELD, Ohio — It’s been said in countless kitchens that “too many cooks spoil the stew.” But each fall, in the kitchen of Pugh Cabin on Richland County’s Malabar Farm, the more cooks, the merrier the experience.

Lawsuit continues for Columbiana grain elevator and former employee

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A jury trial has been rescheduled in Mahoning County Court.

Digesters big and small a topic at Ohio renewable energy workshop

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

If farm-based anaerobic digesters are to be successful in America, then the industry needs to look back to the beginning of the automobile industry.

Ohio produce growers balk at national plan, back state-specific regs

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

National leafy greens agreement may not be fair to all states, some Ohioans say.

Thanksgiving dinner cost declines for 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

WASHINGTON — Menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings dropped 4 percent in price this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. American Farm Bureau Federation’s 24th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the […]

Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit celebrates 10th anniversary

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ohio recognizes 10 years of preserving farmland at annual summit in Columbus.

Moving forward: Harvest 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The 2009 harvest is way behind schedule and the delay brings additional problems for farmers.

Harrison Soil and Water Conservation District recognizes award winners

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

CADIZ, Ohio — More than 100 guests celebrated 64 years of conservation with the Harrison Soil and Water Conservation District Oct. 29 at the Scio Fire Hall in Scio, Ohio. Supervisor elections were held prior to the official meeting. One supervisor was elected to serve a three-year term. Damian Chrisman will serve from Jan. 1, […]

Dairy economist: Long, painful recovery for U.S. dairy farmers

Monday, November 9, 2009

COLUMBUS — The U.S. dairy industry needs to shed an additional 200,000 head of cattle to return to what an Ohio State University Extension dairy economist refers to as a “state of normalcy” where production is more in balance with domestic demand.

U.S. using less water than 35 years ago

Saturday, November 7, 2009

WASHINGTON –The U.S. is using less water than during the peak years of 1975 and 1980, according to water use estimates for 2005. Despite a 30 percent population increase during the past 25 years, overall water use has remained fairly stable, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne […]

Producer-handler proposal: USDA poised to cap milk bottling

Friday, November 6, 2009

Decision could bring more producers into federal order program and increase pooling incentives.

Pa. dairymen gain hope at profitability forum

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hope was renewed at the annual Pennsylvania Dairy Profitability Forum.

Mixed results from OSU Extension levies

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ohio State University Extension levies in Paulding, Jackson and Coshocton counties fail, while Hardin and Monroe levies pass.

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