Archive for November, 2013

Weather threatens previously optimistic hog outlook

Saturday, August 31, 2013

At this point, there’s no way to know exactly how much corn and soybeans will yield, how much grain and feed prices will increase or how they will affect hog producers.

New Report: Adult obesity rates hold steady but remain high rates

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Top 30 percent in 13 states, are highest in South, Midwest and among baby boomers.

Apple lovers, get ready to taste SnapDragon and RubyFrost

Saturday, August 31, 2013

After years of development and consumer testing as “NY1″ and “NY2″ Cornell University and New York Apple Growers have given the hottest new apples in the Empire State names worthy of their unique assets: SnapDragon and RubyFrost.

In Ohio, Southeast FFA’er creates milk can fundraiser

Friday, August 30, 2013

Southeast FFA member Alex Zavara III has painted two FFA milk can seats that have earned his chapter $1,700 over the past two years.

Canfield Fair Livestock Sale 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

The 2013 Mahoning County Junior Fair began its livestock auctions Aug. 29. It was the first of three to be held this weekend. The chickens, turkeys and cattle sales will be held Aug. 30 and the annual cheese sale will be held Sept. 1. Keep checking back for sale results as they are reported.

The time to act against herbicide resistant weeds is now, not next season

Friday, August 30, 2013

Farmers complaining about glyphosate resistant weeds this year should make plans now if they want to get a handle on it for next year.

Ohio Livestock Coalition to feature experts at 16th annual symposium

Friday, August 30, 2013

This year’s discussion is titled “Animal Welfare & Market Decisions: What & Who Influences Them.”

Sorghum production not for the weak

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Some growers recently gathered at the Clift farm admitted the production of the sorghum can be tricky.

The ‘Lazy Farmer’ relished his greens

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Song of the Lazy Farmer was featured in The Michigan Farmer.

Pork is the other red meat

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A lean hog is not a fat chicken but the marketing geniuses hired by the National Pork Board sure sold a lotta’ hams, bacons and butts when, in 1987, they began to promote pork as “The Other White Meat.” Now, 25 years after that brilliant slight of hand, the pork crowd wants to be known […]

WebMD is a drama queen

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Forget hypochondria, the Internet can make a cyberchondriac out of a molehill – or melanoma out of a mole.

Are some birds too small to hunt?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

My first night at Boy Scout summer camp many years ago, I was rousted from my sleeping bag to go on a snipe hunt. It was just a ploy to get first timers lost in the woods at night. Older scouts oversaw the event to be sure no one really got lost, and I learned […]

Follow conservation plans carefully

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hello Again,Did you find in your younger years that you would act first then ask questions later? How long did it take you to realize that this was not always the best path to take? Had you asked a few questions first, it may have kept you out of trouble in the end. When dealing […]

Molnar Farms: Quality produce with a WOW! factor

Thursday, August 29, 2013

In Mahoning County, the Molnar family knew it had to expand their farm market if they wanted to continue to grow. Today, their market is as beautiful as their produce.

Is China a potential market for U.S. dairy products?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The U.S. dairy industry will continue to try to get milk produced in the U.S. into China. But will the U.S. milk continue to be processed by U.S. companies before it enters China?

Why do fish die in recreational ponds? Thermal stratification, is the technical answer

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thermal stratification is a change in water temperature at different depths in a pond. And it’s the reason sometimes you get fish kills in lakes or farm ponds.

Oral rabies baiting taking place in Columbiana County

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Baits will be distributed by plane in rural areas of the county and ground baiting by health departments in urban and suburban neighborhoods. A helicopter will also target urban and suburban areas, parks and preserves.

Consol to drill in Marcellus shale at Pittsburgh airport

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Consol Energy plans 47 Marcellus wells, with the future potential to drill Upper Devonian wells, on ground at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Theodore G. ‘Ted’ Mounts

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

COLUMBUS — Charles Harold Ingraham, 89, died Aug. 19. He was born on a Washington County farm (Newport Pike) near Marietta, Ohio. Ingraham was the son of C.H. (Charley) and Clara Whitney Ingraham. He was a 1942 graduate of Marietta High School. He was an active 4-H club member and adviser and a FFA member. […]

Pennsylvania shale production: Sweet spot in Susquehanna County

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Pennsylvania DEP released production reports from Marcellus shale wells drilled and producing from January – June 2013.

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