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Funding woes continue to hinder Pa. fair board members

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Officials fear politics are behind the lack of funding for county fairs in Pennsylvania.

Know the value of your timber

Monday, March 22, 2010

COLUMBIA, Mo. — How much are your trees worth? A lot of Missouri woodland owners don’t know, according to Larry Godsey, an economist with the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry. Without a good idea of what their assets are worth, landowners risk selling timber for too little-and paying too much in taxes. As April […]

‘Do not enter’ not a bad idea: Farm biosecurity needs beefed up

Saturday, March 20, 2010

One of the biggest concerns for farmers is hosting a visitor that might be bringing with them disease pathogens that could potentially be transmitted to the farm animals, and eventually between animals, or bringing a new disease onto the farm through purchased stock.

Ohio has huge potential, demand for fish farming

Friday, March 19, 2010

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Most Ohioans know how to catch a fish. A line and reel, a bobber, a farm pond and a bucket full of night crawlers or crawdads and even the novice can be successful. But a growing industry in the state promises to produce as many or more fish than can be […]

Antibiotic use helps prevent livestock disease, but farmers must follow label

Friday, March 19, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Antibiotic use in livestock has been a source of controversy in the United States, but a Purdue University animal scientist said it can be an effective method of disease prevention and treatment when used correctly.

Michigan farmers, meat eaters proclaim ‘Meat Eaters’ Day,’ March 20

Thursday, March 18, 2010

After the governor of Michigan declared March 20 a “Meatout Day,” the state’s farmers and meat-lovers declared it “Michigan Meat Eaters Day,” and have made plans for major cookouts and barbecues.

Michigan farm groups mad over Governor’s meatless decision

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

LANSING, Michigan — A resolution proclaiming March 20 a “meatless” day is being called a “meat-headed” decision by the state’s top agriculture groups. The resolution, sponsored by the Great American Meatout of Michigan, was endorsed by Mich. Gov. Jennifer Granholm and “encourages the residents of this state to choose not to eat meat.” The resolution […]

Rock ‘n’ roll barn a special sight in Holmes County

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Artist Rusty Baker’s barn is like no other. With more than 20 popular performers from rock ‘n’ roll to country painted on its walls, the barn along Holmes County Road 150 is a major standout. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, The Beatles — they’re all a part of Baker’s barn, which has seen viewers […]

Jersey board corrects parentage and registry issues, approves new tracking

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

American Jersey Cattle Association makes rulings on Holstein-Jersey genetic mixup

Ohio Farm Bureau County Presidents tell legislators to control the spending

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau discussed hot button topics with Congressional delegates.

Building a horse barn? Start with the right site

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Improperly-selected sites promote poor drainage from stalls, water standing in and around the barn and soil erosion around the barn.

It might be hard to do this spring, but stay off wet soil to avoid compaction

Friday, March 12, 2010

COLUMBUS – With a late harvest, a wet fall and slow-melting snow, Ohio farmers may be facing more compaction issues than usual this spring. But no-till farmers may be better off than others

Farm Bureau not a fan of climate change legislation or regulation

Thursday, March 11, 2010

WASHINGTON — County presidents representing the Ohio Farm Bureau trekked to Capitol Hill this week to get their messages across and make sure legislators know farmers are watching.

Want to learn how Ohio maple syrup is produced? Take a ride and find out

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

CHARDON, Ohio — March is here and that means the March Maple Madness Driving Tour is ready to roll. The Ohio Maple Producers Association, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the Ohio maple industry, sponsors the tour. The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 13-14, and 20-21.

FAPRI report: Will livestock sector be the tide that lifts the farm economy ship?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

WASHINGTON — The livestock sector can lead the agricultural economy to higher net farm income, assuming the farm economy benefits from a recovering general U.S. economy. That analysis tops a 2010 baseline report prepared by the University of Missouri Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute delivered to the U.S. Congress March 9. Possibilities, if… The […]

OARDC abuzz over bees, largest beekeeping workshop draws 900

Monday, March 8, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — It was all about the bees March 6 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, where 900 or so beekeepers and advocates swarmed to Fisher Auditorium. The largest one-day bee event in the nation drew a crowd from 12 states with the focus of “Modern Beekeeping: New Ways of Doing Old […]

Academia and common sense, FFA was right choice for Farm and Dairy reporter

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Reporter Chris Kick shares his experiences with America’s “premiere youth leadership organization,” the National FFA Organization.

Witmer’s civil lawsuit may be over but allegations continue to surface

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Columbiana County couple presents Farm and Dairy with copies of statements given to federal investigators.

Study says foodborne illnesses cost $152 billion, targets produce

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Foodborne illnesses cost the country an estimated $152 billion annually in the form of medical bills, time off from work and a reduced quality of life, according to a study released today (March 3). Written by Ohio State University’s Robert Scharff, an assistant professor in consumer sciences and a researcher at the […]

Big crowd hears big issues at conservation tillage conference

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ADA, Ohio — A record crowd of nearly 1,000 people packed their way into the McIntosh Center on the campus of Ohio Northern University to hear expert discussion on issues as big as the globe. From global warming and climate change policy, to conservation practices and soybean and corn school, it was all part of […]

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