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Animal cruelty is the cause du jour

Thursday, July 26, 2007

There is concern, and rightfully so, among many on today’s farms as outside influences converge to voice opinions on everything from long-standing ag business practices to animal treatment.

Dairy farmers take co-op to task

Thursday, July 26, 2007

After years of private gripes and government investigations, 17 Southeast dairy farmers filed two federal class-action civil lawsuits in Tennessee July 5 charging the nation’s milk giants with “conspiracy

Take stock of the farm every year

Thursday, July 26, 2007

You may not consider yourself a large corporation, but completing a regular SWOT analysis of your farm or agricultural business can be beneficial to keep you competitive.

The Improved Blueberry

Thursday, July 26, 2007

The first berries I helped pick, when I was a kid, were strawberries. Makes sense. Close to the ground, easy to reach, I loved to eat them, but they still make my arms itch.

Son’s bravery turns Mom upside down

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Hanging upside down at 45 mph is definitely NOT the time to start fretting about your child’s hip-to-shoulder ratio.

Sacrificing crops for silage is a good move if conditions are met

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Dry conditions in many parts of the state have greatly reduced hay and hay silage yields, which has reduced forage inventory on many dairy farms.

Environment and economics: Making the case for farmland preservation

Thursday, July 26, 2007

(Editor’s note: This week, we begin a four-part look at Ohio’s farmland preservation efforts.) Each year in the United States, more than 1 million acres of land are converted from agriculture to other uses – never to be reclaimed.

Dairy tour featured improvements

Thursday, July 26, 2007

MARSHALLVILLE, Ohio – The annual Wayne County Dairy Tour July 10 was hosted at L & R Farm near Marshallville.

New bill allows farm vehicles to travel even faster

Thursday, July 26, 2007

COLUMBUS – Gov. Ted Strickland signed House Bill 9, which increases the speed allowed for farm machinery while ensuring safety precautions on Ohio roadways.

Farm bill moves to House floor

Thursday, July 26, 2007

WASHINGTON – The House agriculture committee unanimously passed a new farm bill July 19 that expands benefits to nearly all sectors of agriculture, including fruits and vegetables.

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