WASHINGTON — Although retail egg prices are historically high at $1.98 per dozen, consumers will find an adequate supply of the protein powerhouses to fill Easter baskets and for Passover meals, according to John Anderson, deputy chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Further, “Eggs remain a relatively low-cost source of protein at a […]
Bill would require most farmers who apply fertilizer to be state certified.
UNION CITY, Pa. — As pork chops were just finishing up and homemade noodles sat warming in a pan on the stove, and a Jersey calf needing constant nursing laid in a dog crate in the kitchen corner, an unwelcome danger raged in the top of the Isiminger home. Silently, the stranger roared between the […]
SALEM, Ohio — The Beck’s Young Farm Leader program is a partnership between the Ohio Soybean Association and Beck’s Hybrids that recognizes young farmers who demonstrate hard work, dedication and leadership in their industry. The award is in its second year and recognizes four quarterly recipients each year. From the four, one “farm leader of […]
Ryan Rhoades named first-quarter Beck’s Young Farm Leader.
WILMINGTON, Ohio — The History Center’s new exhibit “Photography: Our History Exposed,” reflects more than 100 years of photography in Clinton County. The exhibit includes daguerreotypes from the 1840s, ‘tintypes’ of the Civil War era, and a stereoscope and ‘views’ of the Victorian era. Also on display are cameras from the 1880s-1980s; and photographic and […]
St. LOUIS — The American Soybean Association, in partnership with eLegacy Connect, is announcing a series of six regional succession planning workshops this summer to help farmers in the process of farm succession. The workshops, titled Five Keys to Effective Succession Planning, are sponsored by Farm Credit and AGCO in addition to the Illinois Soybean […]
PIKETON, Ohio — Ohio State University South Centers will host a three-day high tunnel training April 28-30 on basic and advanced high tunnel techniques including production and usage. Work with experts The training, which is for farmers and educators, will allow participants to work on a one-on-one basis with horticulture experts from around the region, […]
Top dairy production awards, herds recognized at annual meeting.
PEDv has spread to 27 states, including Ohio, despite efforts to combat the disease.
According to the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s announcement, a total of 964 votes were certified; 819 votes, or 85 percent of the total, were cast in favor of the referendum.
COLUMBUS — The 28th Ohio Spring Dairy Expo was held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus March 27-29. A total of 728 animals, representing all seven breeds of dairy cattle, were on the grounds for the shows and sales. Exhibitors traveled from across Ohio and eight other states to present 555 open class and […]
The Great Lakes Cover Crop Initiative (GLCCI), promoted cover crops and conservation farming systems to crop producers in the Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan watersheds.
When he retires in 2015, Keith Smith will have led the OSU Extension organization for 23 years.
Prison farms offer inmates a chance to work — engage with land and animals.
WASHINGTON — Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll’s new feature length documentary, Farmland, will be released nationally May 1. The film, produced by Moll’s Allentown Productions with financial support from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, will be distributed in more than 60 major markets. Numerous national exhibitors will be carrying the film including Regal Cinemas, […]
WASHINGTON – As of March 1, there were 62.9 million head of hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, the lowest inventory since 2007, according to the quarterly hogs and pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Key findings: Of the 62.9 million head of hogs and pigs, […]
Stark County junior fair leaders are also considering changes, but the specifics haven’t been finalized.
Current law gives oversight of agricultural pollution and manure management responsibility for smaller livestock farms to ODNR while ODA regulates the large livestock farms.
In most years, experts advise to plant corn in southern Ohio between April 10 and May 10 and in northern Ohio between April 15 and May 10.