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10 tips for higher corn yields, profits

Monday, April 5, 2010

COLUMBUS — With record corn yields in Ohio last year and some fields averaging upward of 240 bushels per acre, growers will be looking to squeeze every bushel out of their fields this growing season. “Growers have tasted the high-yield potential their fields are capable of,” said Peter Thomison, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist. […]

Wheat crop may be in better shape than originally feared

Friday, April 2, 2010

Wheat crop looking better every day even with late planting and heavy snowfall this winter.

Knox County farmers reflect on nearly five decades of no-till

Thursday, April 1, 2010

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — There are few tools as important and symbolic to farming as the plow. In one form or another, the plow has persisted across most generations of agriculture — from the horse-drawn hoes and “scratch” tillers used by ancient peoples, to the modern moldboard of the past 200-300 years. After all, if […]

The Ohio Barn Conference and Tour makes its way back to Wooster

Thursday, April 1, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Although Charles Whitney, known as the Barn Consultant, has passed, his enthusiasm and spirit continues to live through the current Friends of Ohio Barns members who are preparing for the Ohio Barn Conference April 23 and 24. An idea was born The conference was the brainchild of Whitney who arranged a meeting […]

Pennsylvania official defines harvest season year-round to help farmers

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pa. farmers may get break in transportation laws.

Ohio Governor tours Wooster digester site, talks wind power in Cleveland

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Wearing plastic boot covers over his shoes — a white hard hat with his name printed on the side, and the name Quasar Energy Group printed on the front — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland walked the grounds of a construction site that promises clean energy, a better environment and more jobs for […]

Seed vault stores global crop diversity insurance policy

Monday, March 29, 2010

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway — Days after celebrating its second anniversary, the Svalbard “Doomsday” Global Seed Vault received thousands of new seeds that will push its collection to more than half a million unique samples, making it the most diverse assemblage of crop diversity ever amassed anywhere in the world.

One event creates a Middlefield woman’s life path and career

Friday, March 26, 2010

A childhood passion of working with horses becomes reality.

Fenders: King of Ohio pond fishing for 54 years

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pond farming is the way for Fender’s Fish and Llama Farm near Baltic, Ohio. The family has been in the fish business since 1956.

Geauga County farmer looks no further than his woods to make syrup

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Chardon maple producer taps into the sap of 200 trees on his farm to produce maple syrup.

Fire destroys Ohio Fresh Eggs facility in Wyandot County

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Major fire remains under investigation after destroying a chicken and egg facility in Ohio’s Wyandot County.

Ohio lawmakers pass Issue 2

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Issue 2 takes another step toward becoming law in Ohio.

Ohio fish farmer finds success with recirculating systems

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

For Dave Lemke and his wife, raising fish and selling them through their retail store in Wooster, Ohio, has been a good combination. The entrepreneur is hoping to expand production with new tanks.

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 […]

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