MESHOPPEN, Pa. — Veal farmers are ahead of schedule as they work to meet the American Veal Association commitment to transition all veal farms to group housing by 2017. “Veal farmers’ primary concerns are the well-being of the animals in their care and meeting their customers’ needs and concerns,” said Drew Vermeire, a calf nutritionist […]
Detecting liver cancer in an old dog is not an easy task. To begin, many old dogs have what is called nodular hyperplasia. Benign masses grow on their liver, rarely causing complications. However, these friendly masses cannot be differentiated from malignant tumors without a biopsy, an invasive procedure to remove cells from the body for […]
COLUMBUS — From touring an organic vineyard near Lake Erie to an organic vegetable and cannery operation on the Ohio River, there’s something for everyone at this year’s 2009 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour Series. Learn more. The farm tours are for anyone who is interested in learning more about sustainable farming in Ohio, according to […]
COLUMBUS — Among the major U.S. field crop commodities, wheat is the crop most likely to benefit from the extension to enroll in the new Average Crop Revenue Election farm support program introduced in the 2008 farm bill. Extension The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has extended the sign-up deadline from June 1 […]
Editor: I would like to comment on Al Cross’ article about USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s push to add carbon credits for agriculture to the proposed “cap and trade” system. If the Climate Bill is truly designed to improve the environment, then it would be counterproductive to include agricultural operations, particularly any livestock operations to the […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The 64th annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show is set to return to the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Arena in Harrisburg Oct. 8-17. The Pennsylvania National Horse Show features hunter-jumper equestrian competition. The show attracts the nation’s top horses and riders each year. Junior Weekend As is tradition, Junior Weekend, Oct. 8-11, will […]
CELINA, Ohio — The Natural Resources Conservation Service has $1 million available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help improve the water quality of Grand Lake St. Marys.
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio agribusiness owners can learn how to grow their business through exporting at a seminar provided in partnership by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Food Export Association of the Midwest USA.
PIKETON, Ohio — From jostaberries to winegrapes to pawpaws, new crop and on-farm diversification opportunities abound for southern Ohio farmers. An Ohio State University Extension workshop on these and other crop alternatives will be offered June 18 at OSU South Centers at Piketon. When and where “New Crop Alternatives” will be held from 6 p.m. […]
MERCER, Pa. — Penn Soil Resource Conservation and Development Council has 15 openings for a three-day cheese making training course, July 1-3 at the Trinity Church in Mercer, Pa. The course is available to those in the area interested in learning how to produce farmstead cheese for retail sale. This hands-on training course will feature […]