Stories by Farm and Dairy Staff

Vacation with us…Netta

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Steve and Jodi Netta of Mogadore, Ohio, read their Farm and Dairy while laying on the beach in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, in August. Story Continues Below Photos

Forecast: Corn, soybean yields down

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Based on conditions as of Sept. 1, Ohio’s average corn yield is forecast at 152 bushels per acre, down 8 bushels from the Aug. 1 forecast but 2 bushels above last year’s state yield of 150 bushels per acre. Total production is forecast at 478.8 million bushels, down 12 percent from 2007. […]

Tips for dealing with wind damage

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The series of high winds around Ohio Sept. 14 have left many residents dealing with repairs and clean-up in the aftermath. Here’s some advice for how to handle fallen tree debris, roof repair and damaged vehicles.

Belmont County Fair livestock auction results

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Find out who topped the livestock competitions at this year’s Belmont County Fair.

Wetzel County Fair livestock auction results

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Aug. 14, 2008 (No photos provided) STEERS Number of Market Lots: 1 Average: $3.10/pound Grand champion: Haley White Bid: $3.10/pound Buyer: TransEnergy Reserve champion: None HOGS Number of Market Lots: 10 Average: $4.02/pound with champions; $3.65/pound without Grand champion: Becky Coen Bid: $6/pound Buyer: Bill Anderson Reserve champion: Annaliese Henderson Bid: $5/pound Buyers: Billy Arnolds, […]

Checking the facts

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Editor: I would like to comment on the column written by Judith Sutherland in the Sept. 11 Farm and Dairy. In her column, she encouraged her readers to go to and see for themselves the truth about political rumors. I found one of the “facts” she repeated to be particularly troublesome to me, so […]

Fred Hippely honored by Farm Bureau

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fred Hippely has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Columbiana County Farm Bureau.

Stark Co. Farm Bureau member earns praise

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Reed Varian has earned the Distinguished Service Award from the Stark County Farm Bureau.

Century-long study asks how forest management affects animals, plants

Sunday, September 14, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A century-long study seeks to see the forest for more than just the trees. A group of researchers led by Purdue University has begun to sample data for a planned 100-year study designed to develop better forest management methods and measure how such practices affect resident plant and animal species. “Our […]

Crop input costs, market prices increase for 2009 growing season

Friday, September 12, 2008

“The cost of growing corn, soybeans and wheat increased dramatically for the 2008 crop and substantial increases are expected again for the 2009 growing season.” Bruce Erickson, Purdue Extension Cropping Systems Management director WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University agricultural economist recently gazed into his crystal ball and saw big dollar signs representing input […]


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