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Analysis of natural gas tax issues offered Feb. 16

Monday, February 7, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An online seminar offered by Penn State Cooperative Extension at 1 p.m., Feb. 16, will cover what Pennsylvania residents, who benefit financially from natural-gas wells on their properties, need to know about tax implications. Associate Professor of Forest Resources Mike Jacobson will address primarily landowners who want to understand the basic […]

Mysterious deaths of Minnesota cows linked to moldy sweet potatoes

Friday, February 4, 2011

PORTAGE COUNTY, Wis. — Anyone taking the recent, mysterious deaths of 200 steers in a Portage County, Wis., feedlot as a sign of the apocalypse can rest easy. The cows, according to the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, were done in by bad spuds. Specifically, the cows were poisoned by a toxin found in moldy sweet […]

EPA delivers 15 years of acid rain reductions

Friday, December 31, 2010

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report that shows 15 years of successful results from its nationwide effort to address acid rain. Since its inception in 1995 as part of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, EPA’s Acid Rain Program has earned widespread acclaim due to dramatic sulfur dioxide (SO2) […]

We lost some great ones in century’s first decade: George Eli Sharec

Thursday, December 30, 2010

George Eli Sharec One of Ohio’s biggest champions of conservation efforts and no-till production, George Eli Sharec, died May 2, 2008, His life’s passion revolved around the family farm in Trumbull County. Awareness of conservation practices began when George, his wife, Ruth, and George’s father, Eli, acquired their first Conservation Farming Guide from the Trumbull […]

2010: Milk market to blame for bankruptcy at Vreba Hoff

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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: Year in review

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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.

OSU hosting Ohio Farm Management Conference

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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 […]

Ohio corn producers should prepare; Western bean cutworm moth damage is cutting a niche

Thursday, November 25, 2010

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 […]

‘Buckeye Compromise’ still in place, though its broker, Gov. Strickland, is soon to bow out

Friday, November 5, 2010

What will the agreement with Ohio farm groups and HSUS mean with a new governor? Time will tell.

Halloween memories last a lifetime

Thursday, November 4, 2010

“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 […]

Ohio students raise money for habitat conservation

Saturday, October 23, 2010

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 […]

Time out: Test now for soybean cyst nematode

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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 […]

Mapleside Farm: The key to organic farming is crop management

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Organic is the only way to go. At least that’s what Mapleside Farm in Geauga County believes.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 14, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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 […]

Eight finalists seeking online votes in Because I Care video contest

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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 […]

Jane Gaither

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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 […]

Marcellus Shale Drilling: Can safe water supply be sustained?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Concerns over keeping drinking water safe over the Marcellus Shale drilling process is on the minds of many.

Battle begins to place severance tax on Pa. Marcellus Shale drillers

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pa. governor agrees Marcellus Shale drilling is good for state, but could come with a cost.

GUEST COMMENTARY: They’re listening. Are we talking?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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.

Profit: It is possible in dairy farming

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Professional Dairy Managers Of Pennsylvania offers program on how to make money at dairy farming.

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