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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 […]

$4.9 million dollar lawsuit filed against Vreba-Hoff dairy developers

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A lawsuit claiming breach of contract and foreclosure on several dairy farms associated with Vreba-Hoff Dairy Development LLC has been filed.

Northeast Ohio dairy farmers plan for road ahead, in animal welfare

Sunday, February 28, 2010

On Feb. 24, a host of speakers at the 11th annual Northeast Ohio Regional Dairy Conference continued the work of Issue 2, and helped prepare dairymen for the road ahead.

Ohio, Pa. dairymen still hoping to make voices heard

Friday, February 26, 2010

MOUNT HOPE, Ohio — Several hundred dairy farmers in Ohio and Pennsylvania are determined to make a difference in policy that affects milk pricing and their bottom line.

FFA: Preparing Agriculture’s Future Part II

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Farm and Dairy profiles a rural and an urban FFA chapter in part two of a three part series celebrating FFA Week.

Pa. farmers hammered by DOT regs

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a series of regulations aimed at operators of farm equipment in Pennsylvania. Those regulations would require farmers to keep logs, prohibit anyone under 18 from working a tractor, and anyone operating a tractor or other farm equipment would need a medical certificate.

Controlling coyotes: No line of defense may win the war

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Only the alpha female coyote comes in to heat and delivers a set of pups in a pack.

Indiana animal care standards may go from idea to reality in three months

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Indiana may have legislation to make the Board of Animal Health, the decision maker in livestock care in March.

USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board revises projections

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — In its February report, USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board revised projections of 2009-10 marketing year corn and soybean exports. Corn United States corn exports for the current marketing year are projected at 2 billion bushels, 50 million below the January projection, but 142 million above the very low level of a year […]

Prosecutors seek delay in former Ohio Farmers Union treasurer sentencing

Friday, February 19, 2010

Forensic audit into the Ohio Farmers Union shows additional monetary losses.

FFA: Preparing the next generation of America’s leaders

Thursday, February 18, 2010

More than 80 years ago, in a hotel in Kansas City, Mo., a small group of 33 young farm boys met to form an agricultural program for youth. Today, that same organization — known as FFA is still growing with more than a half-million members from every U.S. state, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Part I of a three-part series.

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