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Farmland documentary shows the truth: Farming is not easy

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Editor Susan Crowell wants you to go to the movies. (Actually, she wants you to take a carload to the movies.) What’s playing? ‘Farmland.’

FSA provides free online news service

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hello again! Keeping up with the times is now a little easier using the Farm Service Agency’s GovDelivery system. GovDelivery is a one-stop shop for the most up-to-date USDA program information. What’s available Through FSA’s GovDelivery electronic news service, participants can choose to receive federal farm program information by topic, state and/or county. Producers can […]

God bless this mess

Thursday, April 17, 2014

We have been living in squalor. This is not new. We do it all the time. We let one thing or another slip. An errant cup in the living room will usually gather friends. A piece of paper somehow morphs into a pile. Towels steadfastly refuse to hang up on their own no matter how […]

Coming soon to a garden near you: Hummingbirds

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The best way to attract hummingbirds is to plant native, nectar-bearing flowers.

Insight gained into world dairy markets

Thursday, April 17, 2014

More than 500 nutritionists, researchers, and farmers gathered in Ft. Wayne, Ind. this week for the twenty-third Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference. There was an excellent slate of speakers discussing new developments in dairy cow and calf nutrition and management. Kicking off the event was Christopher Sommer, from the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN). Sommer and […]

We always think we’ve paid our due

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It seems, somehow, that we had a very good year last year. It’s always shocking, isn’t it, to be told just how much your hard work paid off — that you look pretty darn successful on paper — and for that, an enormous chunk of money must be handed over. Every year, we think we […]

An inventory of new rifles is on its way for fall

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Recently adopted regulations in Ohio will now allow the use of a wide variety of guns in addition to the traditional shotguns, handguns and muzzle loaders

Keep your yard green and water clean

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The recent surge of long-awaited warm weather has brought some of us back to a long-lost, yet oh so familiar place…our yard! In the weeks ahead, we will joyfully watch spring bring our yard back to life. This sacred space surrounding our home hopefully brings feelings of comfort, relaxation, pride and security. Whether we are […]

Just give me the facts, please

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Some interesting facts on food, ag policy and ethanol.

Good night for a moon view, sort of

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We took a short ride in the car at 1 a.m., just around the circle drive to prove that even if the moon was overhead of the house, we would never see it in the overcast.

Pasture walks scheduled

Friday, April 11, 2014

By PETE CONKLE The Eastern Ohio Grazing Council has planned workshops and pasture walks to answer grazing-related questions, share grazing ideas and encourage producers to become more sustainable grazers. Currently, the Eastern Ohio Grazing Council is working in cooperation with Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning, and Tuscarawas SWCDs and the USDA-NRCS to host a […]

Mountain lions are now a favorite topic in statehouses

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Uninformed opponents to fact-based wildlife management are becoming better funded and more vocal in their determination to thwart proven conservation practices and controlled hunting as management tools.

Climate change: Doing nothing does nothing

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The recent U.N. climate change report was big news for everyone everywhere except, it seems, U.S. farm and ranch groups and their members.

2014 farm bill changes for FSA Farm loans

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello Again! The 2014 Farm Bill made several modifications to the Farm Service Agency farm loan programs. These modifications were implemented as of February 7, 2014 when the President signed the Farm Bill. The definition of a qualified beginning farmer has been modified. It was based on the median farm size and has been changed […]

Respecting nature is very important

Thursday, April 10, 2014

“Religion, philosophy and science have become a part of our developing earth-concern. We discuss the waste and conservation of our natural resources, the need of green areas, farms, breathing spaces, parks, and wilderness. Distressed by urban sprawl and the decay of cities and the alarming decrease of space for solitude which man inherently requires, we […]

If you can, take a kid fishing this spring season

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Few experiences are more rewarding than introducing a child to the outdoors. I remember teaching my daughters at the age of three to recognize the voice of a barred owl – “Who cooks for you, who cooks for you-all!” They were amazed they could identify a bird without seeing it. And when my wife and […]

Tap into farm management information online

Thursday, April 10, 2014

OSU Extension offers online resources that help farmers keep their management skills on the cutting edge.

Education should move full STEAM ahead!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The arts are an important part of education and yet in many educational settings, they are first at risk for cuts.

Growing in high tunnels takes planning

Thursday, April 3, 2014

High tunnels make it possible to grow crops in cooler conditions and extend the growing season.

Spring Dairy Expo: It’s the relationships that count

Thursday, April 3, 2014

It is Monday and I am sitting amidst the rubble of my office space with little or no room to spare. Mounded beside me and on the floor and in the hallway are the leftovers from Spring Dairy Expo. Just one week ago today, I was pulling everything out, editing paperwork, and recalling what we […]

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