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Ashland third-graders spend day on a farm

Friday, October 9, 2009

LOUDONVILLE, Ohio — The little black-and-white Holstein calves looked so cute to third-grader Vassiliya Draganova, that she decided to name one. “Bella,” she called it, which means “beautiful” in Italian. “They’re wee little and they like to lick your thumb,” she told some of her classmates — all third graders in Regina Herrick’s class from […]

Get out the punching gloves: The fight is just beginning for egg producers

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The United Egg Producers vow to keep fighting so U.S. egg producers can stay in business.

Milking with robots: Will it make sense on farms?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The notion of milking cows with a robot, let alone one named “Lely Astronaut 3,” might remind some milk producers of science fiction shows like Star Wars or Star Trek. There is no known robotic milker currently installed in Ohio, but these sleek, high-tech machines are tugging on the barn doors of some of the state’s most progressive dairies, and the seemingly fictional concept is proving to be a science rooted in efficiency and increased productivity.

Michigan passes animal care legislation

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

LANSING, Michigan — Michigan is one step away from approving a new bill to regulate animal care in agreement with standards outlined by one of the nation’s most active animal welfare organizations — The Humane Society of the United States.

KILE supreme swine titles go to Pennsylvania Hampshire boar, Ohio Duroc gilt

Monday, October 5, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Duroc gilt and Hampshire boar topped a field of 364 animals in the open breeding swine show at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition Oct. 2. Along with the receiving the champion banners, the two winners each received $250 from EMM Sales & Service, Brownstown, Pa. The winning Duroc gilt, exhibited by […]

Congressional conferees agree on aid for dairy farmers

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WASHINGTON — Senate and House negotiators agreed Sept. 30 to provide $350 million for U.S. dairy farmers. Under the language that Congress still must approve, $290 million would be provided in direct support to dairy farmers using guidelines to be determined by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack under an expedited process.

Twin-row cropping may be the wave of the not-so-distant future

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Twin-row cropping is growing in popularity because of yield gains and low cost in new equipment.

Settlement may be looming in Witmer’s grain lawsuit

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The ODA has completed its investigation and found no violations of the grain warehouse law.

Enter the Farm and Dairy photo contest

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Attention shutterbugs! Have you ever wanted to shoot a cover photo? Well, Farm and Dairy is offering you that chance. We are conducting a photo contest and the winning photo will appear on the cover of the 2010 Agri-Book. Photos must have a farm/agricultural connection and can encompass anything in the rural community from rolling […]

All-American Dairy Show champions

Monday, September 28, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Topping more than 1,000 entries at the 46th All-American Dairy Show held in Harrisburg, Pa., Old Mill E. Snickerdoodle, owned by Allen Bassler, Jr. of Upperville, Va., once again took home the supreme champion title Sept. 24. A seven-time All-American Brown Swiss, this 11-year-old cow was supreme champion of the All-American Dairy […]

King pumpkin record

Sunday, September 27, 2009

(Reed Tychonski photo) Bill Neptune of New Concord, Ohio, set a new record at the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. Neptune’s entry tipped the scales at 1,503 pounds. That’s 328 pounds heavier than last year’s king pumpkin and 214 pounds larger than any other pumpkin displayed at the festival during its 46 years. Second place went to […]

Tuscarawas Co. Fair 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

The lamb, hog and steer sale was held Sept. 24 at the Tuscarawas Co. Fair 2009. This year was a big year for Landon Helmke who earned both grand champion steer and grand champion hog honors.

Farm Science Review 2009 gets set to wrap up

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Scenes from the Farm Science Review 2009

Showing horses for two Ellsworth sisters turns out to be a family thing

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fair season is over and the memories are filed in another chapter in a Mahoning County family’s life.

First glimpse of the 2009 Farm Science Review

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lots to see at the 2009 Farm Science Review, including this whopper Ag-Bag X114 silage bagger that can fill a 500-foot bag in less than four hours. The Review, which continues through Thursday, Sept. 24, is held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.

Playing in the dirt: Draft horse plow match preserves the skills of earlier era

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

(Scroll down to see more photos from this year’s U.S. draft horse plowing match, held in Dayton, Ohio.) DAYTON, Ohio — Carriage Hill MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio, hosted the Ohio state and U.S. draft horse plowing matches over Labor Day weekend, establishing bragging rights for a year for a host of enthusiasts. During the last […]

New pest identified in Ohio soybeans

Monday, September 21, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — A new pest has been identified in Ohio soybeans, but whether or not its presence will be a problem remains to be seen. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said the root mealybug has been found in some soybean fields. He and […]

A maze of pink: Farm features corn maze, paintball and pig race

Sunday, September 20, 2009

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Run with pink pigs and shoot up the corn maze with pink paintballs for cancer awareness at Niederman Family Farm this fall.

Readers tell of their best buy at an auction

Saturday, September 19, 2009

We asked our readers to answer this question….What was the best buy you ever got at an auction? Our readers took us up on the chance to tell their stories and responded with some amazing accounts of their auction bargains. They submitted incredible stories of hidden treasures and complete surprises. They all really did get […]

Farm Science Review helps farmers plan for tomorrow

Friday, September 18, 2009

This year’s Farm Science Review runs Sept. 22-24 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.

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