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Planting 2013: Cold spring could finally break this week

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Only 2 percent of Ohio corn is planted and 11 percent in Pennsylvania. But temps. expected to warm this week.

Health concerns related to fracking may be stress-related

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Perceptions of health may be affected by fracking regardless of whether it’s due to direct exposure to chemical and physical agents resulting from drilling or to the psychosocial stressors of living near drilling activity.

Wilmington College adds ag-based sustainability minor this fall

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ohio’s Wilmington College has established a new agriculture-based minor, Sustainability, that will debut in the fall.

Chesapeake sells eastern Pa. Marcellus shale properties

Monday, April 29, 2013

Southwestern Energy Company is buying natural gas properties located in Pennsylvania prospective for the Marcellus Shale from Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

Nothing is as important as life of farm child

Monday, April 29, 2013

‘No matter how important the farm is to our way of life, it’s never worth the life of a child.’ MARSHFIELD, Wis. — Josh Meissner knows all too well how important it is to make safety a priority on farms. The 37-year-old is a lifelong Wisconsin dairy farmer who lost part of two fingers on […]

Day camps to teach farm safety to kids

Sunday, April 28, 2013

COLUMBUS – School-aged kids across Ohio will have the opportunity this spring and summer to take part in a series of day camps focused on how to stay safe on the farm and sponsored by Ohio State University Extension. Farm Safety Round-Up Day Camps are designed to offer youth real-world experience and emphasize farm safety […]

Pine-Tree Dairy consigns several top sellers

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Ohio Spring Sale, managed by the Ohio Holstein Association April 20 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, averaged $2,613 on the 67 full lots.

Get your garden ready for summer entertaining

Saturday, April 27, 2013

LONDON — We’ve had our first glimpse of warmer weather, so it won’t be long before we’re dining alfresco, holding family barbecues and having outdoor parties. If you’re planning on entertaining in your garden this year, now’s the time to get your gardening gloves on and start making your outdoor space the perfect spot for […]

Gardening doesn’t have to be difficult

Saturday, April 27, 2013

NEW YORK – Gardening is a rewarding hobby many enthusiasts credit with helping them peacefully escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Though gardening can be both relaxing and rewarding, it’s not as easy as it may seem, and the more time and effort a person devotes to his or her garden the […]

OSU weed specialist: Do legwork to stop spread of herbicide-resistant weeds

Saturday, April 27, 2013

COLUMBUS — Ohio growers, agribusinesses and Ohio State University weed scientists will need to work over the next decade to prevent a weed known to many cotton and soybean farmers in the south as “pigweed on steroids” from further expansion in Ohio, an Ohio State University Extension expert says. Ohio Palmer amaranth, which is a […]

U.S. Senate Democrats hold rural summit on ag issues

Friday, April 26, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — Senate Democrats continued their call for a new five-year farm bill and new market opportunities for U.S. farmers during a rural summit on agriculture held April 25 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The session was broadcast to reporters via webcast. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said the 16 million people […]

Read this before you sign that pipeline easement lease

Friday, April 26, 2013

Does anyone really understand the convoluted legal language in pipeline lease agreements? You’d better try. Here’s what landowners should include to protect themselves.

Millennials aren’t as concerned with online privacy

Friday, April 26, 2013

LOS ANGELES — Online privacy is not so private, and that’s OK with Millennials. A new survey shows significant differences in the way Millennials think, compared to older users of the Internet, when it comes to online privacy, access to personal data and how they share information with businesses online. The survey, conducted by the […]

Think About It

Thursday, April 25, 2013

PRAYER We all know that breathing is essential to stay alive. Praying is also essential to stay spiritually alive. Prayer time is not always easy for us. Sometimes we find it very difficult to make time to pray as we should. In Luke 11:1 the disciples said to Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray.” First, […]

Cubs and cattlemen: Paying to lose

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Chicago Cubs baseball fans and American cow-calf ranchers have two things in common. First, they can’t win for losing and, second, they pay heavily for the right to do just that. For example, on April 15, Tom Ricketts, chairman of the Cubs, announced plans to update the 99-year-old home of the team, Wrigley Field. The […]

U.S. EPA: May deadline for Spill Control and Containment Plans on farms

Thursday, April 25, 2013

EPA deadline looms for Spill Control and Containment Plans on many farms.

FSA Andy: CRP still working to protect environmentally sensitive farmland

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hello Again! On April 22, people all over the country reached out to celebrate Earth Day and thanked their local farmers, the original conservationists and stewards of the Earth. America’s farmers play an important role in keeping the earth clean through the Farm Service Agency’s Conservation Reserve Program. CRP conserves soil, improves water and air […]

Cicadas won’t be visiting Ohio this year

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The buzz is on its way for the East Coast this summer. Several states up and down the East Coast are expected to be inundated with Magicicadas, but Ohio has to wait for this extraordinary natural event. Magicicadas, or periodical cicadas, usually appear between May and July. Periodical cicadas are a 1 to 1.5 inch […]

Hogs gone wild are getting to be a problem

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hogs Gone Wild could be the title of a horror movie featuring some of the most destructive creatures to find wild America to their liking. We’re talking about feral pigs here, and the scene isn’t pretty. Feral pigs are getting a lot of attention lately and for good reason: their numbers are increasing rapidly and […]

Spring: Time for new life and gratitude

Thursday, April 25, 2013

By JUDITH SUTHERLAND Farm and Dairy columnist With the birth of a beautiful Haflinger colt, the farm is coming alive again. This sturdy little fellow arrived on his own time, though Doug had been staying close to the mare in case assistance might be needed. He came in the house to eat a quick bite […]

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