Editor: There is no guaranteed seat for a production livestock producer. The board consists of 13 members: three family farmers, two veterinarians, one food safety expert, one representative of a local humane society, two members from statewide farm organizations, the dean of an Ohio agriculture college and two members representing Ohio consumers. It does not […]
Two dairies in western Ohio have been unable to pay on loans since March.
DAYTON, Ohio — Bats are your friends, or should be, according to Ohio State University’s Marne Titchenell, who hopes to show you why. She’ll teach “Bats: Not Just for Caves Anymore!” from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 6, at the Cox Arboretum and Gardens Metropark in Dayton. Fact vs. fiction “We’ll discuss the facts and not the […]
WASHINGTON — Vice President Biden, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announce suggestions for upgrading the food safety system. Food safety. Created by President Barack Obama in March to advise the administration on how to upgrade the food safety system for the 21st century, the working group is […]
Waterloo, Wisc. — The 2009 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days will be held July 21 through July 23 and will feature technology and tradition. Event location This year,Wisconsin’s largest agriculture exposition takes place at The Crave Brothers Farm LLC in southern Dodge County. From heritage tractors to field demos, with a focus on interactive family fun […]
State senator says local health departments should be making decisions on what type of septic systems are used.
Farmers are now the only group exempt from registering an all-purpose vehicle in Ohio.
YOUNGSTOWN — With cook out season fast approaching, the Better Business Bureau advises consumers to be cautious when dealing with door-to-door meat vendors. American Prime Wholesale LLC of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, has, in the past, falsely displayed the BBB logo in various ads and in areas of a MySpace webpage, implying BBB accreditation. False claims They […]
ITEM NO. 858 Hello from Hazard! Wow, after bragging on the volume of mail in the Hazard-ous mailbag and in-box, we received nothing but silence on Item No. 857, which we’ve shown now since Feb. 26. I guess it’s time to move on, then. Gailey Henderson of Williamstown, W.Va., who shared Item No. 857 with […]
Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget.
The latest Census of Agriculture shows more U.S. farms than in 2007, but Ohio farms decreased by 2.5 percent. Nationally, there are a lot more very small farms, and a lot more very large farms.
HARRISBURG — Samantha Adams of Bedford, Pa., took home the grand champion banner in the junior market lamb show Jan. 11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Adams, with her 126-pound crossbred market lamb, outperformed 227 entries for her fourth grand champion win at the Farm Show. A member of the Farming Around 4-H […]
By PETER THOMISON One of the most important management decisions a corn grower makes each year is the selection of corn hybrids for spring planting. During the past 40 to 50 years, there has been continuous improvement in the genetics of corn hybrids, which has contributed to steady increases in grain yield potential ranging from […]
Each holiday season I recommend books and other gifts that might interest readers. Today I give a gift to you — a series of Web sites chock full of valuable information that nature lovers will appreciate. And they’re free. If you don’t have Internet access at home, visit your local public library. http://digital.library.pitt.edu/a/audubon The University […]
It’s not to late to make changes for tax purposes. This year farmers have more alternatives to consider with respect to cost recovery or depreciation on assets that they placed in service during 2008.
Horizontal Marcellus shale well in southwestern Pa. setting new records for CNX, but no royalty paid.
TORONTO, Ohio — The Bareshoe Wranglers met at the Glen Mills Center for a covered-dish banquet recently. Adviser Frank Mayer was in charge of the meeting. Certificates and pins were handed out. Awards were presented to Ian Porter, most improved; Holly Mayer, all around; Heidi Hickle, most outstanding; and Jennifer Smith, sportsmanship. The next meeting […]
The new on-site livestock waste treatment system will also produce renewable energy by combusting the biomass in Kreider Farms’ dairy and poultry waste.
ALBANY, Ohio — The Alexander FFA chapter recently held its summer meeting and cookout at Ethan Sayers’ house. Thirty-two members and three guests showed up for the meeting and cookout. Members discussed plans for the upcoming Athens County Fair including improvements to the FFA booths, FFA fun day, and the annual fair cook out. After […]