Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Ohio State University it watching four rows of "standing" corn. They're being tested as a potential alternative forage crop, to extend the grazing season for cattle through the winter months.

The USDA named 16 Ohio counties as eligible for Farm Service Agency emergency farm loans because of losses caused by extreme weather conditions that occurred last summer.

Wind gusts early Dec. 12 leveled a two-story barn in Atwater, Portage County, owned by Harold and Chester Wise.

If you need machinery and have some dollars to spend, there may be some tax advantages to buying before the end of the year. But beware when buying used farm equipment - don't buy based on a new coat of paint.

The Passport to the World series at Cincinnati Museum Center travels around the world to bring you music, dance, food, stories and crafts in three special weekends.

The first Olde Stark Antique Faire of the new year will be held Jan. 6-7 at the Stark County Fairgrounds, Canton, Ohio.

The USDA's new monthly hog reports will provide estimates of sow and gilt inventories, the number of sows and gilts farrowed, and the number of sows and gilts bred, in addition to monthly pig crop estimates.

The day was cold, but the bidding was hot at the Bernice Smith estate auction Dec. 9.

The American Farm Bureau Federation has produced an authoritative guide for landowners considering the sale of conservation easements on their land.

The new law transfers the livestock waste permitting program from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.