TOLEDO — Rabo AgriFinance now owns several Vreba Hoff Dairy farms as Southern Michigan Dairies LLC. The bank is now running Vreba Hoff I, Vreba Hoff II and the Waldron Dairy. In addition, Van Ham Dairy LLC, a 2,200-cow dairy in Continental, Ohio, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court […]
2010 is a year that many in agriculture will not soon forget. Here is a look back at some of the stories that have touched the ag community.
COLUMBUS — The Ohio State University Extension and the OSU Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Developmental Economics have scheduled the first Ohio Farm Management Conference Jan. 25-26 at the University Plaza Hotel in Columbus. The event is designed to provide livestock and row crop producers, as well as agribusiness professionals, a competitive edge in the […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — A staggering number of Western bean cutworm moths were trapped in Ohio corn fields this year compared to previous years, however, economic damage has yet to be recorded. Corn pests “The large increase of adult moths caught and the presence of the pest on infested corn suggests that producers will have to […]
What will the agreement with Ohio farm groups and HSUS mean with a new governor? Time will tell.
“Use it up; wear it out; make it do; do without. Host a harvest party to the harvest moon, use up apples in a bobbing contest for the little ones, serve cider to all. High spirits will carry a community through the hard, lean times.” — Mildred Barrington, 1929 >On the days when I no […]
PERRYSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Young Birders Club raised over $3,000 during the club’s recent Big Sit fundraiser. The idea behind a Big Sit is to raise money through pledges and gifts based on the number of bird species identified from 17-foot circle during a limited period of time. Species The more species spotted, the […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — Harvesting corn and soybeans may be the only thing on the minds of Ohio growers at the moment, but they shouldn’t overlook the importance of soil testing for soybean cyst nematode. Soil sampling in the fall is the first step to a soybean cyst nematode management program and the best way to […]
Organic is the only way to go. At least that’s what Mapleside Farm in Geauga County believes.
WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio — Miami Trace students, age 16 and older, were eligible to donate blood during the first annual blood drive of the school year, Sept. 27 at the Miami Trace High School fieldhouse. Mr. Owens, the government teacher, promotes the event as a development of citizenship and cooperated with the Red Cross […]
COLUMBUS — Eight finalists are competing for the most online votes to win $1,000 in the Because I Care video contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Center for Food and Animal Issues. Forty-three videos containing positive and informative messages about livestock farming were submitted by Ohio farmers, county Farm Bureaus, youth and other agricultural […]
NORTH LIMA, Ohio — Jane Gaither, 64, of Woodworth Road, North Lima, died at 1:35 a.m. Oct. 9, 2010. She was born Sept. 11, 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Betty Ruth Rohrman Takach. Gaither was a homemaker and had worked on the family farm. She graduated from New Springfield High School […]
Concerns over keeping drinking water safe over the Marcellus Shale drilling process is on the minds of many.
Pa. governor agrees Marcellus Shale drilling is good for state, but could come with a cost.
The author started out to clear the name of dairy farmers in online comments to a Farm and Dairy article, but instead started an open dialogue between farmers and consumers.
Professional Dairy Managers Of Pennsylvania offers program on how to make money at dairy farming.
COLUMBUS — With wheat harvest now under way in Ohio, sampling and testing for vomitoxin in head scab-infected wheat is vital to prevent further losses and avoid potential health problems in humans and livestock. Pierce Paul, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist and small grains specialist, said that grain elevators will likely be testing […]
ORWELL, Ohio — When you farm, you want to work with agribusinesses that know what they’re talking about. That’s why you can count of the folks at Colebrook Elevator, 8549 state Route 46 South, Orwell, Ohio. Because the owners farm 3,800 acres themselves, they know what it takes to grow crops in northern Ohio. Colebrook […]
While searching the forest canopy for the male scarlet tanager I had just heard (its raspy voice sounds like a robin with a sore throat), another bird sailed through my field of view. It disappeared into a dense thicket so quickly I saw it for only a moment. I mentally reviewed the general impressions the […]
Bids to remove cows being accepted May 28 through June 25.