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Utica 2020: The shale oil and gas growth looks promising in Ohio

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Utica shale is no longer a secret and the future is bright for the oil and gas industry through 2020.

‘Farmed and Dangerous’ is Chipotle’s latest marketing move

Friday, January 31, 2014

The restaurant chain’s opposition to large-scale meat production is nothing new, but this time the company is doubling-down on its message. Instead of spending millions of dollars on a Super Bowl ad, Chipotle is premiering a new show on the Internet video service, Hulu.

The 2014 farm bill brings dairy policy change

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The 2014 farm bill has yet to be approved by the Senate, but big changes to the dairy provisions are almost certain.

Hops production workshop scheduled

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Growers looking to supply hops to Ohio’s booming microbrewering industry need to first research which varieties of hops craft brewers want, to avoid the costly mistake of investing in the wrong types, a horticulture expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

Consumers to spend $12 billion for Super Bowl match-up

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The most watched professional sport in America will draw an estimated 181 million viewers — 75.4 percent — when the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks Feb. 2 for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Project SNOWstorm for the snowy owls

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Back in December, I described an invasion of snowy owls from the arctic to temperate latitudes. Hundreds of these impressive white birds have been reported from the east coast to Minnesota. I suspect that never have so many birders seen a rare life bird in such a short time span. Similar habitats Because snowy owls […]

Beta-agonists, the environment and cattle fatigue

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Kansas State veterinarian provides a two-part look at how environmental factors, including heat stress, coupled with the use of beta-agonists can a role in cattle fatigue.

Two sides to every border

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Immigrant labor is important to farmers. Chris Kick spoke with immigrants who do farm labor, and the farmers who employ them. Read Farm and Dairy’s special feature to get a better understanding of how the two sides rely on one another. There’s always two sides to a border, and two sides to a story…

Love for a pony is a lesson in life

Thursday, January 30, 2014

“A horse gallops with its lungs, perseveres with its heart, and wins with its character.” — Tessio All of my life, I realize now that I totally misunderstood one extremely important part of horsemanship, and perhaps life in general. Now that the light has been cast upon my misconception, everything makes much more sense. Maybe, […]

Are they superstitions, folk remedies or signs?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

When I was a kid I’d hear some of the older farmers in the neighborhood talk of planting something by the dark of the moon, while other crops must be sown in the light of the moon. My own father and grandfather didn’t mention such requirements for farming operations so I never learned the ins […]

Coydogs are more of an urban legend than fact

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ohio’s coyotes are everywhere, as in of the state’s 88 counties, according to Jamey Emmert, of the Division of Wildlife, who suggested that although the state has seen the number of coyotes increase rapidly in recent years, their numbers have seemed to have leveled off. But Ohio isn’t the only state with more than enough […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Jan. 30, 2014:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Dairymen 4-H club held a meeting Jan. 18 at the Niehus home. The club welcomed three new members; Lizzie Knopp, Paul Ricci and Mark Ricci. There were five members present at the meeting and three absent. The club reviewed quality assurance, Dairy Palooza, skill-a-thon, the project book and the county […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 30, 2014:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA chapter traveled to the Columbus Convention Center Jan. 15 for the nursery landscaping competition, in conjunction with the CENTS Nursery and Landscape Show. The team placed 30th out of 38 teams. * * * ALLIANCE, Ohio — Marlington FFA and alumni will hold a meeting Feb. 10 at […]

Let’s do lunch — and snacks

Thursday, January 30, 2014

That screaming sound you heard should not alarm anyone but me and my pants. After a really successful 2013 where I ate healthier than ever, felt better than ever, and dropped 35 pounds of chub (mostly from my extra chin and midriff), I stepped onto a scale to discover that 10 of those pounds had […]

FSA conservation loan program

Thursday, January 30, 2014

This loan program was initially set up as both a direct and a guaranteed loan program. For fiscal year 2014 Congress has only funded the guaranteed conservation loan program.

Get ready as cold weather continues

Thursday, January 30, 2014

This year’s colder-than-usual weather reinforces the need to be prepared.

New farm bill was a shameful process

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The farm bill may be settled, but the process was ugly.

Groundhog Day is chance to break cycle

Thursday, January 30, 2014

As the Super Bowl Groundhog Day approaches … think about the Bill Murray movie. … Are you stuck in a negative loop? Could you improve and make things right?

Weather dominates grain market talk

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Corn has gotten back toward the top of the trading range it has been in for the last two months, but that is about it.

4-H can make a difference in child’s life

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Adolescents can be significantly influenced by factors in their homes, schools and communities. And 4-H participation can be a huge difference-maker.

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