Friday, June 23, 2017
foodbank donation

An estimated 14 percent of American households were food insecure at some point during 2014. Your donations to local foodbanks are needed now more than ever.
week in review collage 11/28

This week’s top stories include a Wooster-area Christmas tree farm that’s been in business for 60 years, Ohio ag easement funding, pie baking tips, how to make homemade spice blends and Wayne SWCD conservation award winners.
Northern leaf blight in corn

The Food and Agriculture Organization estimates crop diseases annually reduce potential yields by as much as 40 percent. A new photo database, 'PlantVillage', will help.
snowy spruce trees

Whether you visit a tree farm or a local lot to purchase your Christmas tree this year, these tips and tricks will help you select the best Christmas tree for your space.
Massey Ferguson combine.Farm Science Review

Farmers are pinched this year. A 38.2 percent drop in U.S. net farm income would be the largest single-year decline since 1983.
FSR New Holland combine

Farmers are jumping to the leasing arena because so many manufacturers, like John Deere, New Holland and Case IH, are offering aggressive leasing options.
thanksgiving place setting

Forty years ago, 1975, a relatively mild central Illinois fall ended with a sledgehammer of a snowstorm the night before Thanksgiving. I remember it well because, as both a student and farmhand at the University of Illinois that year, I spent Thanksgiving Day milking Holsteins and pushing snow off the cow lots.
FSR John Deere tillage

Weakness in farm and construction equipment leads to decline in John Deere sales and earnings for year. 2016 forecast calls for sales decline of about 7 percent.
Field Notes Episode 4 screenshotvideo

This week, Farm and Dairy reporter Kristy Seachrist tells us about a Christmas tree farm in Wooster, Ohio, bills introduced to amend Ohio's CAUV tax formula, what Thanksgiving dinner will cost this year, plus stories you may have missed last week.
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The Dush family has been growing Christmas trees for more than 60 years in a very unique place.
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