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Pennsylvania adds 14 new farms in 12 counties to preservation program

Saturday, February 25, 2012

More than 459,000 acres on 4,243 farms saved since 1988.

Local Food Summit 2012 planned in northcentral Ohio

Saturday, February 25, 2012

OBERLIN, Ohio — The New Agrarian Center and are hosting the Local Food Summit 2012 March 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lorain County Community College’s Sptizer Center, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio.

USDA: Natural selenium good for sheep

Friday, February 24, 2012

WASHINGTON — A more cost-effective, longer-lasting selenium supplement for livestock may soon be available, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist. Animals as well as humans need selenium, a trace mineral and component of antioxidants, to stay healthy. Inadequate selenium in sheep reduces conception rates, increases neonatal mortality, and in some instances, causes “white […]

Strip-till boosts nutrient uptake and yield

Friday, February 24, 2012

URBANA — The practice of deep banding fertilizer is growing in popularity as more growers turn to strip-till. However, this method may be costing growers more than it is worth A new University of Illinois study revealed that strip-till was superior to no-till and increased yield in soybean. However, the results showed no difference in […]

Soil scientists increase wheat yields with better use of nitrogen

Friday, February 24, 2012

PRINCETON, Ky. — It’s important for wheat producers to get the most efficient use of their nitrogen inputs to keep costs down and improve crop productivity. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture soil scientists have conducted studies on the effectiveness of remote-sensing nitrogen applicators and have developed an algorithm to use in the equipment that […]

Efforts to control the Mississippi result in flooded farmland, extensive damage

Friday, February 24, 2012

URBANA, Ill. — When the water in the Mississippi River rose to 58 feet with a forecast of 60 feet or higher in May 2011, the emergency plan to naturally or intentionally breach the levees, established over 80 years prior, was put in motion. The flood of 1937 did top the frontline levee and water […]

Even in ‘warm’ winter weather, dairy calves need better nutrition

Thursday, February 23, 2012

“Chill in the air, calves get fluffy hair.” Sounds like something from an old almanac, but I just made it up. While some calves seemingly do get a long and fluffy hair coat overnight, the more important cue of that chill is for calf feeders to feed baby calves more. Good calf feeders know, however, […]

Dairy farmers hear ‘truth’ about agriculture at Tusc. County meeting

Thursday, February 23, 2012

When used according to the label, drug residue can be prevented.

Dairy producers gather to learn about drug residues in meat and milk

Thursday, February 23, 2012

SALEM, Ohio — It’s more important than ever to prevent residues from showing up in the milk or meat production coming from your farm. Dr. K. Fred Gingrich II, with Country Roads Veterinary Services in Ashland County, addressed a dairymen’s clinic Feb. 16 sponsored by the Lisbon Veterinary Clinic at the First United Methodist Church […]

My travels have been full of Kodak moments, but you can’t keep all those slides

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Culling my photos from 35 years of outdoor hunting and travel ain’t easy. But I have to face the inevitable. Stuff (all those slides) has to go.


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