Thursday, June 27, 2019
farmer flying drone

Virginia Tech is creating the SmartFarm Innovation Network, a decentralized network of interconnected centers across the commonwealth.
MFP USDA prevented planting

Compounding the poor planting season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced June 10 that unplanted acres will not qualify for 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments.
delayed planting, wet field, Ohio farm,

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Farm Service Agency have made separate requests for U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster designation, in the wake of the wettest 12 months in the state's history.
USDA RMA cover crops haying grazing

Farmers can hay, graze or cut cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage on prevented plant acres on or after Sept. 1 and still maintain eligibility for their full 2019 prevented planting indemnity.
ohio wettest year on record

Ohio experienced its wettest 12-month period on record, from June 2018 through May 2019.
Contracting chickens

Nate and Hannah Malmsberry were planning for contract chickens before they said, I do. Along with 300 growers across Ohio, they manage every flock detail.
Angus beef cattle grazing

Controlling where the cattle roam may get a lot easier. Researchers with Ohio State University CFAES will test a virtual fence for livestock this summer.
Northern Ohio rainfall trends

In a June 20 webinar, Dr. Aaron Wilson discussed weather and the changing climate in Ohio, and how farmers can respond.
soybeans

More soy-based products enter the market every year thanks to the Ohio Soybean Council's help finding new or expanded uses of soybeans.
Stoltzfus, Operation Second Chance, John Deere,

Retired Pennsylvania farmer Ivan Stoltzfus is headed cross country in a 1948 John Deere A to raise support for Operation Second Chance and veterans assistance.
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