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USDA planting projections: Corn and wheat up, beans down slightly …

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Prospective Plantings report shows big trends in planting forecasts

This fickle season fools us every year

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring has been tip-toeing behind retreating winter for several weeks. Now the troops are ready to storm the ice castle and banish the foe for another year. We hope! But April can be a wicked child — like the old saying goes, “There was a little girl who had a little curl, right in the […]

Blame game won’t feed the world

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rising food prices. Everyone’s talking about them. And everyone’s pointing fingers of blame.

Vacation with us…Shammo

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Who doesn’t love Florida? Great weather, fun beaches and numerous places to visit and explore. No doubt the Shammo family from Louisville, Ohio, had the same idea when they, along with the Grimes family from Alliance, Ohio, traveled south to Sea World in Florida. Farm and Dairy was happy to tag along.

ODNR accepting enrollment applications for Forest Legacy Program

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Program pays landowners who seek to protect their woodlands

Vacation with us…Litman

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Larry and Myrta Litman, of Washington, Pa., along with cousins Linda and Roy Ealy of West Finley, Pa., took a copy of Farm and Dairy when they attended the 95th Pennsylvania Farm Show, held earlier this year in Harrisburg, and pulled in the antique tractor pull there.

Vacation with us…Seabolt

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Where do farmers (and farm wives) take a break? At a farmer meeting, of course. Our very own “Life Out Loud” columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt (front, making friends with the bear) spoke at the Dairy Farmers of America Young Cooperator meeting at the Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark, Ohio, March 11. More than 100 farmers […]

Vacation with us…Murphy

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Some people just love the cold weather. While Farm and Dairy is certainly tired of it here in Ohio, Dr. Linda Murphy of Clinton, Ohio, decided to travel to Antarctica, the Earth’s southernmost continent. Highlights of the trip were Half Moon Island and Port Lockroy (pictured) despite the colder conditions. We admit, while Farm and […]

Vacation with us…Ketring

Thursday, March 31, 2011

We love national monuments here at Farm and Dairy. Turns out loyal reader Rick Ketring, owner of Dun Deal Farm, in Newbury, Ohio, does as well as evidenced by his visit to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota during a recent pheasant hunting trip.

To NCBA leaders, silence is golden

Thursday, March 31, 2011

By law and by USDA’s failure “to restore operational integrity” to the checkoff, NCBA remains the single, biggest benefactor of checkoff cash.

Peregrine falcons begin nesting season in Ohio, follow online

Thursday, March 31, 2011

COLUMBUS — The 2011 peregrine falcon nesting season is under way in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. There are peregrine pairs at 30 to possibly 38 sites and eggs are being incubated at three sites in the state — Cleveland, Ironton and Lakewood. By April, most of Ohio’s […]

A review of popular birding magazines

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Subscribers to Birder’s World magazine may be surprised when the April issue of the magazine arrives. It has a new name — BirdWatching. After more than 24 years in print as Birder’s World, it seems a significant change, so I asked editor Chuck Hagner why a new name for an established magazine. “We wanted a […]

USDA research center in Coshocton may close next fall due to budgets

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dr. Martin Shipitalo, USDA/ARS (Coshocton, OH) presented his research with earthworms and conservation tillage effects at the Tri-State Tillage Conference this past February.

FSA loans assist farmers in financial distress

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hello friends, The Farm Service Agency has a guaranteed loan program available to assist farmers and agricultural lenders. The guaranteed loans are made by a commercial lender such as a bank or Farm Credit. The Farm Service Agency provides the guarantee to the lender, not the borrower. The lender makes and services the loan. Purpose […]

Cheesemaking workshop gives participants an edge in the industry

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hello northeast Ohio dairy farmers. OSU Extension is saying cheese again! OSU Extension is sponsoring a three-day basic cheesemaking course geared for local dairy, sheep or goat milk producers. This course has been offered eight times in Ohio with great results. Peter Dixon, one of the nation’s premier cheesemaking instructors, will teach a workshop April […]

Kitchen is heart and soul of farm

Thursday, March 31, 2011

There is nothing more joyful than laughter and conversation wrapped around a hearty meal with friends.

Love and loss, pride and joy

Thursday, March 31, 2011

“I can’t find Pikachu.” You wouldn’t think those words would strike fear in a woman’s heart but oh, let me tell you, they do. Pikachu in this case is not a Pokemon character from the long running children’s series. No. Pikachu is our pet goat. He was a gift to our then 5-year-old son from […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 31, 2011:

Thursday, March 31, 2011

BARLOW, Ohio — The Warren FFA Chapter held its 51st banquet at Warren High School March 12. After the meal, Weston McAfee recited the FFA Creed and an FFA alumni greeting was given by Robert Jordan. Jeremy Grove, former Ohio FFA President, also made remarks. Officers from the 2010-2011 officer team spoke about their experiences […]

A roundup of 4-H news from the week of March 31, 2011:

Thursday, March 31, 2011

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — The Jackson-Milton Livestock 4-H Club met March 22. Some of the members gave presentations on by-products of their species of animal they take to the fair. Also, the members received their project books that will need to be completed and turned in at the Canfield Fair this year. The club now […]

EarthKind roses easy to care for, high performance

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

OMAHA, Neb. — EarthKind Roses are low-input roses that combine outstanding performance and superior disease tolerance. Less water, fertilizer and pesticides are needed to grow these beautiful landscape roses. To prepare the site for the roses: Till in three inches of compost. Plant the roses in a location that receives eight or more hours of […]

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