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U.S., Japan OK organic trade deal

Monday, September 30, 2013

The United States and Japan finalized a deal Sept. 26 that will allow organic products certified in Japan or in the United States to be sold as organic in either country, beginning Jan. 1.

Wait a minute, this car drives itself?

Monday, September 30, 2013

A self-driving car developed by Carnegie Mellon University demonstrated that it could negotiate congestion and highway traffic while safely changing lanes and merging during a challenging 33-mile drive from Cranberry, Pa., to Pittsburgh International Airport.

Pa. Farm Bureau members frustrated with bridge weight restrictions

Monday, September 30, 2013

Officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) say moving food from the farm to the supermarket, processor and the feed mill is becoming more difficult and costly for farmers across Pennsylvania due to a deteriorating road and bridge system.

More options, more reasons to get your flu shot this year

Saturday, September 28, 2013

There was a time when there were two choices when it came to flu shots: get vaccinated or not. This year, drug companies are not only offering the vaccine in multiple forms, they are also offering multiple vaccines.

Novus Ag will serve farmers in Ohio and Michigan

Friday, September 27, 2013

MILFORD CENTER, Ohio — There is a new business in the area serving farmers with all their crop input needs. Novus Ag will provide growers in Ohio and southern Michigan with agronomic advice, fertilizer, crop protection and seed. The company openeed Sept. 1 and is based out of Milford Center, Ohio. Novus Ag was founded […]

Soybean growers, thank the RFS

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fuel manufacturers could use at least 4.8 billion pounds of soybean oil this year.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency offers farm operating loans

Friday, September 27, 2013

Hello Friends, With a Direct or Guaranteed Farm Operating Loan through the USDA’s Farm Service Agency, a qualified farmer can purchase or lease items needed for a successful farm operation, such as livestock, farm equipment, feed, seed, chemicals, or other operating expenses. These loans may also be used to pay for minor improvements to buildings, […]

Michigan livestock haulers fined

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has levied more than $22,000 in fines against two Michigan livestock dealers who illegally moved calves without official Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags.

Visit Farm and Dairy’s new video page

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Did you know Farm and Dairy does video?

More options, more reasons to get your flu shot this year

Thursday, September 26, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —There was a time when there were two choices when it came to flu shots: get vaccinated or not. This year, drug companies are not only offering the vaccine in multiple forms, they are also offering multiple vaccines. “It’s always been pretty simple — we had one flu shot and that was […]

Lower grain prices may change how farmers make their plans

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Farmers appear to be gearing up for the low grain prices and the tighter profit margins that may be ahead.

EQIP can help offset cost of new conservation practices

Thursday, September 26, 2013

It’s the time of year Ohio farmers hit the fields to harvest, driving over the land planted last spring. As combines remove the crop, the land hidden beneath reveals areas that may benefit from conservation treatments to improve the health of the land and next year’s crop.

The Harris family made a big impact on Salem

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Several generations of Salem High School students bought school supplies at the Harris Printing Co. store across North Lincoln and up a few doors from the school, and probably a good many Salem residents are aware of the Harris Printing Company which got its start in town way back in 1866, and which is still […]

Some things, you simply cannot make up

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A month ago an editor friend replied to a draft copy of one of these weekly efforts with the simple email comment: “You’ve got to be kidding.” My reply assured him I wasn’t kidding because, “No one, not even me, can make this stuff up.” For example, could you make up the fact that when […]

Forts, John Wayne and fond memories

Thursday, September 26, 2013

We grew up exploring the woods and the valleys in the open spaces of farmland, and on rainy days with any free time granted, the big old barns provided a stage for vivid imaginary play. A bale of straw made an awesome barricade from the bad guys, and our imaginary finger-and-thumb guns kept them at […]

More opportunities than ever to hunt deer in Ohio

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Deer hunting in Ohio draws the most interest from hunters, far exceeding any other hunting activity. While serious deer hunters have been thinking about their favorite pasttime for months, the real thing starts this weekend with the opening of archery season. That means dreams, scouting, shooting practice, gear prep, shopping, and talking about it ends […]

Life in the slow lane

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lately I’ve had a lot of time to stop and smell the roses. I’ve been taking the slow lane, enjoying the scenery. No, I’m not enjoying a newfound sense of Zen peace. I’m playing driving instructor to our 16-year-old. We paid a nice driving school a hefty sum to teach him in classroom and in […]

Smell of success: Ringler Energy opens new digester on Morrow County swine farm

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New energy facility can power swine farm, and about 500 residential homes.

AgBiz Masters will open enrollment for next class

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

AgBiz Masters, the nationally-recognized, award-winning learning series for young and beginning farmers, will open enrollment for its next class, to be held November 2013 through March 2014.

In Pennsylvania: Court battle looms over royalties

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The agreement to end a dispute over royalties paid by Chesapeake Energy to land and mineral rights owners in Pennsylvania has hit a snag and may be headed to court after all.

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