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No-till all the way ‘There’s just too many benefits not to do it’

Thursday, June 10, 2010

With more than 20 years of no-till practices on their property, the Yost family can clearly see the benefits.

Robots help do the work on a Wayne County, Ohio dairy

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

W.G. Dairy Supply installs one of state’s first robotic milking systems.

OARDC’s plant, animal research facility a welcome addition

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — When Ohio State University completes its state-of-the-art plant and animal agrosecurity research facility in 2012, it will be a timely investment for Ohio, and the nation. The $22 million facility is being built to advance the research of infectious disease in plants and animals — at a time when researchers say such […]

Storms claim lives, cause severe damage to homes, farms

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Farmers and neighbors work to rescue animals, secure buildings.

Penn State ag college, Extension forced to reduce, eliminate programs and lay off people

Monday, June 7, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Ten people are losing their jobs and dozens of additional positions are being eliminated through attrition as a result of budget shortfalls in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Thinking about replanting? You may want to reconsider

Saturday, June 5, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s corn planting may be nearing completion, but corn damaged from saturated soils and ponding conditions from intermittent heavy rains may need to be replanted. “There are fields that may have been adversely affected by localized ponding and protracted saturated soil conditions, along with recent hail injury,” said Peter Thomison, an Ohio […]

Carroll County OSU Extension office closing; 4-H runs through state fair

Friday, June 4, 2010

A grassroots effort is under way in Carroll County to develop a plan for funding the extension office.

Group says selling dogs, puppies at auctions needs to stop

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dog lovers, breeders express divided views on the marketing of dogs at auctions.

Make hay when sun shines, but take steps in case weather won’t cooperate

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

How can farmers deal with making hay and getting it dry between rains? This is a challenge at times, but there are some proven techniques to speed drying that can help shorten the window between cutting and storing the forage.

The price of freedom is high

Monday, May 31, 2010

By JUDY KOCAB Contributing Writer Every day, we hear so many numbers that we becorne numb to their significance except when the price of gas is reaching $4 a gallon. Hundreds of this, thousands of that, millions of people, cars or dollars. What does the number trillions mean, even when we think of the national […]

New concepts make sense for produce growers

Saturday, May 29, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — High tunnels, raised beds, crop and plant diversity — they’re terms that are becoming commonplace on fruit and vegetable farms in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Fred Finney of Moreland Fruit Farm, in Wayne County, Ohio, invested in high tunnels about four years ago. Since then, he’s been able to increase the length of […]

Head scab could be result of warm, wet conditions over past few weeks

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Of the available fungicides, Proline, Prosaro and Caramba are the most effective.

Dairy farm abuser charged with 12 counts of cruelty to animals

Thursday, May 27, 2010

EARLIER STORY: Dairy farm worker fired and arrested. MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The man arrested May 26 in connection with abuse to livestock at an Ohio dairy farm remains in custody on $100,000 bond. Billy Joe Gregg, 25, of Delaware County, was charged May 27 for multiple violations to Ohio law on animal treatment, which prohibits […]

Holmes County in the dog house? Action group says so

Thursday, May 27, 2010

(Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a two-part series on dog auctions in Ohio, and a recent campaign to ban them. Next week, an inside look at Ohio’s dog auction and the nature of a breeding facility.) MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Home owned … home grown … Holmes County. That’s how residents in this […]

Ohio farm animal abuser arrested, arraignment set for Thursday

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A 25-year-old man is behind bars after abusing dairy cows in Ohio. The industry says this is not typical behavior, and wants justice for all involved.

Animal rights organization releases video of ‘sadistic’ dairy farm abuse

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dairy industry condemns abuse, says not a reflection of their farms.

Grass-fed beef may have benefits for both consumers and the environment

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pasture walk gives others a chance to learn and gain ideas from other grazing systems.

Marcellus Shale natural gas fever is here, but are you ready?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Pa. Department of Environment Protection can help protect your property, but that might not be enough.

Wheat pest, cereal leaf beetle, making a comeback in Ohio

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

ABOVE: CEREAL LEAF BEETLE LARVA WOOSTER, Ohio — This could be the year cereal leaf beetle makes a comeback in Ohio, causing widespread problems. Ohio State University Extension entomologist Ron Hammond said there are populations of cereal leaf beetle in the southern and central parts of the state, but there is also potential for outbreaks […]

Out of the orchard and into the field: Grafting may improve tomatoes

Monday, May 24, 2010

Grafting may improve tomato varieties more quickly, compared to traditional genetic breeding.

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