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Looking back: Top farm stories of 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The top stories of 2013 included ethanol … shale gas … Ohio Holstein Association … Pa. transportation laws …

Dairy markets favorable for start of new year

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Profit margins, feed costs look better heading into 2014

Congress wraps up its least productive year ever

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Every year ends on Dec. 31. Every baseball season ends with the World Series. Growing seasons end with a hard freeze and the opera season is over when a large, round lady sings. Today’s ag political season, however, never ends. Farm bills take more than two years to write and they’re still not written. Negotiations […]

Always chore time in bleak midwinter

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ash Day. Someone had to scoop the gray powdery ash from the bottom of the coal furnace, dumping it in to buckets. This is possibly the worst job known to man.

Natural gas powered trucks serving Indianapolis

Monday, December 30, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Republic Services recently announced the deployment of 79 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks that are serving customers throughout greater Indianapolis. The new CNG fleet replaced older diesel powered trucks, and represents a significant local investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles. “We are committed to doing our part […]

Holiday grain trading takes hit on the market

Monday, December 30, 2013

For the last couple of weeks I have been saying that only the March Planting Intentions Report from USDA can help this market. My idea has been that I don’t see bullish news anywhere on the horizon. But, I do think that farmers will like $13 soybeans better than $4 corn.

Treating icy roads with…cheese?

Friday, December 27, 2013

Wisconsin is known for producing cheese, but now the state is taking its cheese industry to the next level, it’s battling icy roads with cheese biproduct.

Maize Valley Farm Market and Winery brings home industry award for “Mad Cow”

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Maize Valley Farm Market and Winery won the 2013 Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) Clear Choice Award. The prestigious industry awards are given to products packaged in glass that demonstrate strong consumer appeal, shelf impact and commercial success. Verallia North America (the glass bottle manufacture) entered Maize Valley’s Mad Cow in the competition.

Ohio Seed Improvement Association: There is a growing demand for noxious weed free forage and mulch program

Friday, December 27, 2013

DUBLIN, Ohio — There is a growing demand in North America for the use of certified noxious weed free forage and mulch as a preventative program to limit the spread of noxious weeds. This voluntary certification program is designed to assure that forage (straw, hay, cubes and pellets) and mulch sold with proper certification identification […]

Tips from experts for hitting New Year’s fitness resolutions

Friday, December 27, 2013

As Americans make New Year’s resolutions to get in better shape, experts who train celebrities and top-ranked athletes offer some surprising tips for improving your health.

Feed truck kills Carroll County man

Friday, December 27, 2013

A 46-year-old Carrollton man was killed in a freak accident just before noon Dec. 19.

Applications now being accepted for NFU Beginning Farmers Institute

Friday, December 27, 2013

National Farmers Union is now accepting applications for its 2014 Beginning Farmers Institute program.

Penn State: College of Ag Sciences students earn internship awards

Friday, December 27, 2013

Ten Penn State students have been selected as College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society 2013 Internship Award winners. The award, which includes a $760 stipend, was established to encourage students to enroll in internship courses offered within the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Manure accident claims one life

Thursday, December 26, 2013

An employee on an Ashtabula County dairy farm died in a farm accident Dec. 14.

Prevent winter fish kills on ponds using aerators or diffusers

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Winter fish kills and oxygen depletion on ponds are particularly common on ponds with high nutrient loads, heavy aquatic vegetation prior to freezing over, and those with small surface area and shallow water depths.

Know which humane society you are supporting

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Editor: In my role as president and an active volunteer of The Humane Society of Columbiana County, I recently participated in the Leetonia Sportsman Club Deer Expo. This is a combined exhibitor event and competition where scorers are available to anyone bringing a rack to score. The entrance fee, vendor fee, Chinese auction and homemade […]

Mobile cattle tracker app offers data collection system

Thursday, December 26, 2013

A new app from EdMedia, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, allows the cow/calf producer to enter events electronically as they happen.

ODNR accepting grant applications for projects to improve water

Thursday, December 26, 2013

SANDUSKY, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is seeking proposals for acquisition and/or conservation easement projects that will improve water quality within Ohio’s four Areas of Concern (AOCs). Deadline Interested applicants have until 5 p.m. Jan. 13 to submit proposals to the ODNR Office of Coastal Management for projects requesting from $100,000 to […]

USDA FSA plans to go paperless

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hello Again! Presents are opened, exhausting family gatherings are done and yummy Christmas leftovers (cookies, ham, and homemade goodies) are in the kitchen waiting for you. As you sit there relishing that Christmas is finally over and you are playing with (or learning about) your new electronic toys (iPhone, iPad, or Kindle) and planning your […]

State approves northwest Ohio wind farm in Paulding County

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Ohio Power Siting Board recently authorized Northwest Ohio Wind Energy, LLC to construct a wind farm comprised of up to 59 wind turbines in Blue Creek and Latty townships in Paulding County.

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