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Knox County Farm Service Agency employee receives national award

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The award recognizes his commitment to FSA and to Knox County, where he has worked for nearly 24 years.

‘Practice good hygiene,’ say Ohio Department of Agriculture, Health

Saturday, June 29, 2013

As Ohio’s 2013 agricultural fair season kicks-off, the Ohio Departments of Health and Ohio Department of Agriculture are reminding Ohioans to practice good hygiene when visiting livestock exhibits this summer.

Forget the wet spring: Farmers planted record acres of everything

Friday, June 28, 2013

The corn acreage is the highest acreage planted to corn since 1936 and marks a fifth year in a row of corn acreage increases in the United States.

Wegmans funds pilot cheese-making program at Cornell

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wegmans and Cornell partner to put N.Y. on the map for artisanal and specialty cheesemaking.

Let’s get serious about conservation

Thursday, June 27, 2013

There is not one person on this earth who does not need our soil and our water in order to survive.

Barns can be perfect setting for love

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The old barns that have stood the test of time seem perfectly placed on the farm, with much thought given before even a single rock was placed for a sturdy foundation. With this symbolism in mind, why not hold a wedding ceremony there? Our bank barn was built in the mid-1800s, so it is antique […]

Please tell me you remember, right??

Thursday, June 27, 2013

If you thought the farm bill fight was bad, you’re gonna hate the coming battle over the reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). You remember the CFTC, right? Futures market regulator It’s the futures market regulator that everyone despises until some brokerage firm takes $700 million from customer accounts a day before it […]

A trip to Lake Temagami is a trip back in time

Thursday, June 27, 2013

TEMAGAMI, Ontario — Sometimes time flies, and others it seems to pass itself by. This annual trip to picturesque Lake Temagami is much like that. New is everywhere, and Temagami is not immune to technology, the human need to go faster, and an equal need to make an ever-shrinking wilderness less wild, easier and with […]

Outdoorsy versus indoorsy

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Once again we packed up Boywonder and sent him off to camp for the week. By “we” I mean “he,” of course. I haven’t packed his bags since the memorable year I filled his knapsack with snack bars and he asked, derisively, if I was planning to have him dragged off into the woods by […]

Copperhead or milk snake or rat snake?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Last week my wife informed me she had seen the first big black rat snake of the year stretched across the road in front of our house. “What are you going to do about it?” she asked/demanded. I answered as I always do: “Nothing. I’m not about to kill a snake simply because it has […]

Dairy update: Nutrient management legislation coming to Ohio

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dairy industry trying to inform lawmakers as they prepare for new water and nutrient legislation.

Milk marketing board adjusts Pa. over-order premium

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board has adjusted the over-order premium for the remainder of 2013 to be more in line with premiums in nearby markets. From July 2013 through December 2013, the over-order premium on Class I milk produced, processed, and sold in Pennsylvania will be at least $1.85 per hundredweight, consisting […]

Ohio Holstein Association fires general manager

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Board says it knew nothing about three-year-old contract until checks started to bounce

Pa. Soybean project scouts for disease and insects

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Every year, soybean growers face two formidable foes in their fields: Insect pests and disease. To give growers an edge on dealing with these potentially yield-robbing problems, the Pennsylvania Soybean Board, in collaboration with Penn State Extension, is funding a sentinel plot project. The sentinel project involves scouting 18 fields every week […]

State of the industry: Aquaculture

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The state of the aquaculture industry … As provided for our annual Progress Edition, by Marty Domer of Domer’s Fish Hatchery

Farm bill: Now what?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — The House’s June 20 defeat of the farm bill raises some interesting questions about where the bill goes next. The 195-234 vote against the bill puts a damper on what most farm organizations were hoping would be a milestone toward a new five-year bill. The House Agriculture Committee could write a new […]

A House divided: Farm bill is fall guy

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Political or dysfunctional. Take your pick for describing the U.S. House of Representatives’ actions when the farm bill came up for a vote on the floor.

Trying to divine the summer grain markets

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Now we are taking stock of the prospective crop size and usage to try to get a feel for summer prices.

Federal food safety laws could cost industry millions

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — When the new federal produce safety rules become effective — a process likely to happen in the next 12 months — they will do so at an additional cost to the farmers who must comply. The Food and Drug Administration estimates that its new rules, which meet the requirements of the Food […]

Monsanto describes find of genetically-engineered wheat as ‘suspicious’

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monsanto is describing the discovery of Roundup Ready wheat in Oregon as “suspicious” in its latest update.

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