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Blue catfish project moves to Hoover Reservoir

Saturday, August 6, 2011

COLUMBUS — Yearling and fingerling blue catfish will be stocked into Hoover Reservoir for the first time this fall, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife. Pilot project This stocking effort is part of a pilot project conducted by the division’s Inland Fisheries Research Unit to determine if stocking blue catfish […]

Ohio couple receives national young Jersey breeder award

Friday, July 8, 2011

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio —David and Beth Ertl, Edison, Ohio, received one of six Young Jersey Breeder Awards given by the American Jersey Cattle Association in ceremonies during the association’s annual meetings in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Pioneer experts: Bunker management offers bottom-line advantages

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa — Growing conditions determine fiber digestibility, and the right combination of weather conditions make for an optimum silage crop, say experts at Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. While temperatures and moisture levels over the course of the growing season will set the stage, producers can actively take steps to preserve silage quality […]

Milk board maintains current dairy price

Thursday, June 23, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) commended the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) for its decision to maintain the current $2.15 over-order premium for Class I milk paid to Pennsylvania dairy farmers. The decision covers a six-month period beginning July 1. “We believe the board recognized the negative impact that historically high production costs […]

Research brings precision agriculture into the milking parlor

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A research and extension team led by dairy systems management extension specialist Jeffrey Bewley, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Animal and Food Sciences, is embarking on a two-year study to advance precision dairy farming at the UK Coldstream Dairy Research Farm.

Farm and Dairy’s Just Say Cheese photo contest

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June is National Dairy Month, so we figured, why not celebrate? In honor of our love for all things dairy — “dairy” is half of our namesake, after all — Farm and Dairy wants your best dairy-related photos.

Life Out Loud: Where does the time go?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The graduate. She has deep blue eyes, a gorgeous smile, and her senior class superlative is “prettiest hair.” That makes sense. She does have the prettiest hair. It’s a gorgeous shade of deep, natural red. This was true even when she was mostly bald and later, briefly, when it all sort of fluffed around her head like a vibrant dandelion puff.

Study finds hide color isn’t crucial

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Animal scientist Ty Lawrence knows that it’s what’s under the hide that counts. The West Texas A&M researcher was in a beef packing plant one night when he had a revelation: “I’m looking down the stun line and the cattle that were coming toward me were a Heinz 57 mix of hide […]

Worried about emerald ash borer? You don’t have to cut ash trees down

Monday, April 4, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — Cutting down ash trees isn’t the only strategy for managing emerald ash borer (EAB) in residential and municipal landscapes.

Ohio care board OKs stall confinement for young veal calves

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A close call, but majority says confinement offers benefits for calves 10 weeks and younger.

Ohio Beef Expo to provide live video of sales and shows

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Beef Expo will once again provided live streaming video March 19 on the Hereford, Shorthorn, Simmental and Maine-Anjou sales on as well as both the junior market animal show and heifer show rings March 20. This coverage can be accessed on the Ohio Beef Expo site at or at […]

Top trainer and instructor to teach winning ways clinic in March

Monday, February 14, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Art O’Brien, leading equine trainer, instructor and exhibitor, will provide detailed riding and showing instruction at the 25th annual Winning Ways Clinic March 12. Location The clinic will be held at the Snider Agricultural Arena at Penn State University and will continue the tradition of providing practical, do-it-yourself skills for youth and […]

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 […]


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