Archive for January, 2014

Increase to Ohio’s beef checkoff approved, ODA says

Monday, March 31, 2014

The referendum, seeking to increase the state checkoff on cattle from $1 to $2, received enough favorable votes to pass.

U.S. farmers expect to plant record soybean crop

Monday, March 31, 2014

Planting intentions surpass historic soybean record by 4 million acres, USDA reports.

Wayne County recognizes top dairy producers

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wayne County Dairy Service unit meets, recognizes best.

New hearing dates announced for Hilcorp application

Monday, March 31, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Department of Environmental Protection announced that the hearing sessions on an application for gas well spacing units, or spacing order, received from Hilcorp Energy Co., have been scheduled for May 7 and May 8. “We successfully secured a delay in order to ensure the public was properly informed on this important […]

Bigger tractors for now, but robots could reverse trend

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ag engineering expert says the era of bigger tractors could eventually give way to much smaller, robotic machines.

Give frost seeding a try right now to improve pastures

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Red clover is a popular choice for frost seeding because it has high seedling vigor, is tolerant of a wide range of soil pH and fertility conditions, and tolerates drought

Dairy Farmers of America: 2013 financial results reported

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dairy Farmers of America ended the year with strong operating results.

Ernie King, 1948-2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

RAVENNA, Ohio — Ernie King, 66, of Deerfield, Ohio died unexpectedly on March 16, 2014. He was born in Maysville, Ky., March 5, 1948, to parents Lloyd and Lavona King. Immediately following high school graduation, Mr. King started working for AT&T in Cincinnati, Ohio. He worked his way up to corrosion engineer, retiring after 33 […]

USDA extends Milk Income Loss Contract program

Friday, March 28, 2014

USDA has extended the Milk Income Loss Contract program through Sept. 1, 2014, or until a new Margin Protection Program for dairy producers (MPP), established by the 2014 farm bill, is operational.

4R Nutrient Stewardship certification program launched

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ag retailers and stakeholders from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan gather to learn more about certification process

Ohio Farmall collector ‘had good spark’

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The McNaull family tractor collection was sold March 15 at auction, but memories and a special F-12 will live on.

USDA reports record growth in organics

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Retail sales of organic products were valued at $35 billion last year.

New poultry litter application method holds promise in corn

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Farmers often use poultry litter as an alternative to chemical fertilizer in pasture and row crop production, as it provides nutrients and organic matter for plants and soil.

Dates to remember, as you await better weather

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hello again! The weather, the weather, the weather! Lately it sounds like a curse word. I realize it is only March, and yes, I know spring will come eventually. It just feels like it has been a very long winter. For me, it isn’t about getting into a field to get it planted.  In my […]

March Madness calls for prep changes

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Farmers want to know when better weather is going to stay for good, rather than just visit like an out of town relative.

That ol’ ‘I know what I know’ logic

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Little wonder why Congress got the Farm Bill math wrong: it knows what it knows and everyone else can just shut up.

The Great Doughnut Resistance

Thursday, March 27, 2014

I am eating a banana when what I really want to be eating is pastry. I call that progress. Ever since starting my new to me office type job with business type people I have gained weight. Not a lot of weight but enough weight to be alarming. This caught me off guard because I […]

Rowe farm: Change is what keeps it moving along

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Today, Rowe, 76, has 40 cows in his herd and he sells feeder calves that are mostly Angus crosses.

Is a limited liability co. right for you?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Is it the right thing for every farm and family? Maybe not, but forming an LLC may be an alternative some farm families want to consider.

To truly appreciate nature, one must experience it

Thursday, March 27, 2014

To truly enjoy and appreciate nature, we must experience it. It recharges the soul, and it actually made me feel better physically.

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