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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

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.

Sandra Jean Minett

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SALEM, Ohio — Sandra Jean (Hawkins) Minett, 70, of Salem, died March 17 at her home. She was born May 24, 1943, in Salem, daughter of the late George Webb Hawkins and Mary Josephine (Hudson) Hawkins. She was a customer service representive with Columbia Gas Company. She had also worked at Lincoln Place Apartments as […]

Karen Johnson

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Burial for A. Karen Johnson, 73, Redwood City, Calif., was held March 17 at 1:30 p.m., at the Smith Township Cemetery, N. Benton. A private family viewing and funeral service was held Monday morning at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. Karen died Feb. 22 at 4 a.m. […]

White House honors Carrie Vollmer- Sanders

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The White House honored Carrie Vollmer-Sanders, Director of the Western Lake Erie Basin Project for The Nature Conservancy, as a “Champion of Change.”

Find fresh, local produce all season long

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — With temperatures slowly increasing, we all start to think about the wonderful fresh produce that comes along with warmer, longer days as more and more people are looking for local sources to purchase the season’s bounty. One of the ever increasingly popular ways to do so is through Community Supported Agriculture or […]

Marcellus and Utica shale: Pa. DEP postpones shale gas hearing

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The DEP announced March 21 that a delay was requested by both Hilcorp Energy Co. and the DEP to ensure all people affected were notified of the hearings.

Ashtabula County holds dairy banquet, presents awards

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Local dairy farmers were recognized for their milk production achievements, including a couple herds recognized for being Ohio Elite.

Hay production school is April 16

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

JEFFERSON, Ohio — OSU Extension will hold a hay production school April 16 from 9:30-3 p.m. at the Ashtabula County Extension office, 39 Wall St., in Jefferson. Topics include pasture and hay fertility, general hay management guidelines, hay cutting management, weed identification, forage selection, hay renovation and forage species identification. The program includes classroom and […]

Ohio State agronomy webinars for corn, soybean and wheat growers

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Growers can take advantage of a series of free webinars taught by agronomists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Pa. royalty legislation moves forward

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pennsylvania House Bill 1684, is designed to address concerns by landowners whose royalty payments have decreased due to post-production costs.

USDA grant will benefit Athens County food hub

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Doug O’Brien recently visited Athens County to announce a grant award of more than $198,000 to help Rural Action and the Southeast Ohio Food Hub Network expand the distribution of locally grown foods. “Residents in rural communities in Appalachian Ohio have fewer economic and job opportunities compared to […]

Celebrate National Agriculture Day, March 25, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture. Count Farm and Dairy as one of those who salute farmers today — and every day!

Damion daughter is grand champion at Pa. Holstein spring show

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dennis Patrick judged the 216 entries at the Pa. Holstein Association’s spring show March 21 in Harrisburg.

Muskingum conservancy drafts lease for shale drilling at Piedmont Lake

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is completing negotiations for an oil and gas lease for Utica Shale development for nearly 6,700 acres at Piedmont Lake in Belmont and Harrison counties.

Spring flood potential is widespread

Monday, March 24, 2014

NOAA predicts moderate spring flood potential in Midwest; California and Southwest stuck with drought.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 20, 2014:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Marlington FFA took one individual, Marta Bixler to compete in state semi finals for the job interview CDE on March 1. Job interview takes students through a rigors process in which they fill out a job application, conduct an interview, and write a thank you letter to the interviewers. Marta had […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 20, 2014:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

MUNSON, Ohio —At the last meeting of the Breeders and Feeders, the poultry members discussed housing, feeding and heat. Books were ordered, along with turkeys. Chicken and duck orders are due at the March 23 meeting. Members taking hog projects bought project books for this year and talked about locating breeders and pigs. May 17 […]

Ohio siting board approves Scioto wind farm

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Scioto wind farm will have a nameplate capacity of up to 300 megawatts of electric generation.

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