Tuesday, May 24, 2016
cereal rye spray

Early May rain showers delayed planting season for much of the Midwest, but how has it affected cover crop growth? Many specialist say "it's all still very manageable."
Wayne Forest1-web

Landowners bordering or near the Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio are battling for the right to lease their land and in return develop their mineral rights.
Field Notes collage for May 19, 2016video

The National Academies of Sciences say GMOs are safe to eat. Plus, landowners near the Wayne National Forest need to speak up about leasing for oil and gas, and the latest installment of Rural Roles features Mike and Barb, who are trailblazers in their work toward building horse trails and camps in Ohio.
Petting a horsevideo

Mike and Barb Gerard helped connect horse riding trails in the Mohican area, and have spent a lifetime serving equine owners.
picture of paper work

The balance sheet is a snapshot of what the farm business owns (assets) and what it owes (liabilities). Do your first farm balance sheet when you begin farming.
aerial farmland

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' farm income index value declined for the seventh consecutive quarter to an all-time survey low.
Prison farm dairy parlor

Supporters say plan to privatize will be better for inmates, and more efficient.
Mark Smith, NRCS

A group of Ohio county commissioners is considering the potential of voluntary water quality trading.
Roundup Ready 2 Yield Soybean field

Many grain elevators, soybean processors and other first purchasers have issued notices stating they will not accept RR2X soybeans this fall.
BEST program Make a Wish

his year’s BEST program featured 15 sanctioned shows across the state with over 550 youth participants showing 740 head of market animals and heifers.
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