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Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 5/26

Friday, May 31, 2013

These are Farm and Dairy’s top stories of the week.

High-tech systems on display at management tour

Friday, May 31, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Today’s large-acreage farmers can’t be everywhere at once on their sprawling operations, but a farm family featured in this year’s Purdue Extension Farm Management Tour comes close. Technology Gary and Larry Neal of rural Frankfort use logistics and inventory management technology to monitor various parts of their farm operation from remote […]

USDA finds rogue glyphosate-resistant wheat in Oregon

Friday, May 31, 2013

There are no GE wheat varieties approved for sale or in commercial production in the United States.

15 questions to ask before purchasing farmland

Friday, May 31, 2013

The increase in crop and livestock prices have generated significant profits for many farmers, which some are using to buy additional land.

Growing demand has driven land values to record highs in many areas. Whether farmers are using cash or borrowing money, buying land should include a well-researched financial plan.

White vegetables are a good source of potassium

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Colorful vegetables are promoted as key to a healthy diet, but white vegetables, especially potatoes, shouldn’t be forgotten.

Let’s hope weather staves off wheat head scab in Ohio

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wheat growers can use scab-forecasting system to determine if fungicides are needed.

Cautiously optimistic about planting season

Thursday, May 30, 2013

In Ohio, the final planting date for corn is June 5 and for soybeans it is June 20.

So, where’s my cow insurance?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

It was evident from the hello that the South Dakota rancher had practiced his pitch before he dialed my office. “I’m (so and so),” he said in a clipped, clear voice, “an independent cow-calf producer west of the (Missouri) river with 500 cows. I’m calling with one question: Where do I go to sign up […]

Missing things

Thursday, May 30, 2013

You’re gonna miss this, You’re gonna want this back, You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast. — Trace Adkins This week I, the woman who embodies the phrase, “if it’s not in the scrapbook, it did not happen” missed a very important middle school awards program. GirlWonder was awarded for being on […]

It’s everyone’s job to keep invasives out

Thursday, May 30, 2013

By DAN KRAMER Has the world really gotten smaller? Well, no, but the word ”global” is often used these days to describe how our vast planet has seemingly shrunk. It’s a global economy, a global society, a global marketplace. Is it also becoming a global ecosystem? The local prevalence of non-native invasive species of plants […]

Giving is a blessing

Thursday, May 30, 2013

If you really want a blessing once in awhile, do something nice for a friend or a stranger, and do not accept any pay for it. You will experience that giving is a blessing.

Retired Jitterbug lived a long, exciting life

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Retired now, a gray and white Jitterbug bass lure keeps a faded eye on things from a wall in my office, a safe place and a retirement the battered lure earned the hard way. I bought the lure in Canada, a functional vacation gift from my dad. We were spending a week in a mouse-infested […]

Part IV: Caring often meant family separation

Thursday, May 30, 2013

“It sure beat starving,” Charlie would often say of the many ‘room and board’ deals he struck for himself and his brothers over the years of their hard-scrabble childhood.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of May 30, 2013:

Thursday, May 30, 2013

What’s going on in FFA chapters around our neck of the woods.

What is it that’s driving farmland value?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Farmland values continue to increase by large amounts each year and have reached record levels in most states in the Midwest, measured by both non-inflation adjusted (nominal) and inflation adjusted (real) values.

Youngstown school now offering aquaponics, growing opportunities

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Choffin Carreer and Technical Center in Youngstown is offering an aquaponics program in hopes of bolstering the city’s burgeoning local food scene.

Changes to Pork Quality Assurance Plus

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

COLUMBUS — As the Pork Quality Assurance Plus program goes through changes, state PQA Plus trainers have learned that they are still able to certify producers on the current version through July and after that all certifications will be on the new PQA Plus version 2.0. The goal is to get any expired certifications renewed […]

Mahoning Co. 4-H granted use of Southern Park Stables

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Southern Park Stables was part of the Southern Park Racetrack, established in 1911. This racetrack, with entrances off McClurg Road and Washington Boulevard, and the surrounding acres were a huge draw for people who wanted a day in the country.

Stables built in early 1900s for gentlemen’s pastime

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

(Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from a 2012 article by John A. Darnell Jr., and reprinted with permission from the Boardman News.) * * * For a brief period of time, from about 1911 to 1925, Boardman Township served as home to Southern Park, a harness racing track that attracted thousands of people […]

OSA launching Soybean Yield and Quality Contest

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) is announcing the launch of the state’s fourth Soybean Yield and Quality Contest for the 2013 growing season.

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