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.
This question was posed to Tuscarawas County Dog Warden Karen Slough: Q: What impact do you feel the dog auction in Holmes County has to local shelters and to your own to-do list in your county? A: As I stated in one of my posts, the biggest problem concerning dogs is that there are simply […]
The workshop focused on competition issues in the poultry industry.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Out-of-state firewood producers now have two additional treatment options for exempting their firewood products from a quarantine meant to keep harmful invasive species from entering Pennsylvania: heat treatment and fumigation. The 2007 firewood quarantine was issued to prevent the spread of exotic invasive species like the Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer, […]
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a lower court acted hastily and incorrectly by banning the cultivation of biotech alfalfa despite extensive scientific evidence documenting the safety of the crop. A coalition of agricultural organizations filed on March 8 a joint friend-of-the-court brief to the Supreme Court in support of the petitioners […]
Forensic audit into the Ohio Farmers Union shows additional monetary losses.
NORTH STRABANE, Pa. — A draft horse was rescued Feb. 16 by a caring group of firefighters in North Strabane and Peters Township. UPDATE: As of Feb. 17, the horse is doing fine and his core body temperature was close to normal within the hour of the rescue. Details:The details are still sketchy as to […]
The constitutional amendment proposed by the group, Ohioans for Humane Farms, moves closer to ballot.
Settlements have been reached between Witmer’s Feed and Grain, Inc., an ex-employee and three other defendants. However, the details are not being released.
Proposed legislation calls for $500,000 to be raised through an assessment on bulk feed.
New program to expand livestock marketing opportunities for cattle farmers.
ATHENS, Ohio — Innovative Farmers of Ohio is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting an agriculture that preserves and strengthens the economic, social, and environmental well-being of Ohio’s farms. To that end, every year it holds annual meeting where significant subjects reflecting their mission are presented. Conference offerings This year on March 5 and 6 […]
Quarantine now extends to 67 Ohio counties
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As scientists struggle to come to grips with Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious disease threatening to wipe out domesticated honey bees in the United States, they have begun to cast a worried eye toward wild bees — trying to gauge their numbers, health and ecological status. Many studies Researchers in Penn […]
Ohio, Pa., and U.S. showing increase in corn, and wheat stocks from 2008.
COLUMBUS — As reported in the Jan. 17 Wall Street Journal, several state legislatures, poultry industry officials and economic development offices are working to capitalize on the farm-unfriendly nature of California’s new law on housing for egg-laying hens. All are welcome According to the article, Nevada, Idaho and Georgia have been among states promising “friendlier […]
HARRISBURG — You could hear a pin drop as everyone anxiously awaited the judges’ decision for supreme champion beef female and bull Jan.11, at the 2010 Pa. Farm Show. The Hereford grand champion female, MH 29R Miss Rock 8181, exhibited by nine year-old Walker Dunn, of Crawford Co. was supreme champion female overall. The supreme […]