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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.

Kocab volunteers time, passion to preserve farmland

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ashland County volunteer makes her county a leader in farm protection programs

College student by day; agribusiness owner on the weekend

Friday, May 21, 2010

An agribusiness supports this Kent State University student during the school year.

Wisconsin Governor says no to raw milk sales

Thursday, May 20, 2010

MADISON, Wis. — Citing the interest of public health and the safety of his state’s dairy industry, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed a senate bill on May 19, that would have allowed for direct farmer-to-consumer sales of raw milk. “I recognize that there are strong feelings on both sides of this matter, but on balance, […]

Childhood dream becomes a reality for a Jefferson County beef producer

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A grass-fed operation is only three years old, but it has been a long time in the making.

Dairy price stabilization introduced to Congress

Thursday, May 20, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — A bill designed to stabilize dairy prices and control the growth of dairy farms that want to expand has officially been introduced to Congress. Known as the Dairy Price Stabilization Act — the legislation is a hybridization of plans by Holstein Association USA, Milk Producers Council of California, and many others concerned […]

Biometric ID cards could help resolve migrant worker issues

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

By ANDY ANDREWS Contributing Writer LANCASTER, Pa. – More than 60 percent of the milk sold in this country is processed using migrant labor. In fact, most of the food we eat is handled in some way by migrant workers. With the passage of Arizona’s new immigration law, SB1070, Congress is well on the way […]

Protect horses from poisonous plants in pasture

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

There are countless poisonous plants in the world. Unless they are specialists who can identify all the varieties, it is often difficult for owners to roam their pastures and know what to look for. But two of the most common plants that are poisonous to horses are white snake root and maple leaf. “White snake […]

Chipotle under attack, farmers upset over HSUS support

Monday, May 17, 2010

Burrito behemoth is critical of modern agriculture, supports HSUS ballot initiative.

Retiring farmers can get additional CRP payments if helping new farmer

Monday, May 17, 2010

WASHINGTON — The USDA is offering a new Transition Incentives Program (TIP) to encourage retired or retiring farmers to transition their land to beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers. Producers who want to apply for the program can start signing up now. If all program requirements are met, the new program provides annual rental […]

Program targets areas with veterinarian shortages: Vets can get help with student loans

Thursday, May 13, 2010

In return for a commitment of three years of veterinary services in a designated veterinary shortage area, USDA may repay up to $25,000 of student loan debt per year.

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