Thursday, May 26, 2016
Prison farm dairy parlor

Supporters say plan to privatize will be better for inmates, and more efficient.
Mark Smith, NRCS

A group of Ohio county commissioners is considering the potential of voluntary water quality trading.
Roundup Ready 2 Yield Soybean field

Many grain elevators, soybean processors and other first purchasers have issued notices stating they will not accept RR2X soybeans this fall.
BEST program Make a Wish

his year’s BEST program featured 15 sanctioned shows across the state with over 550 youth participants showing 740 head of market animals and heifers.
Kubota Great Plains logos

Kubota Corporation has entered into an agreement to purchase Great Plains Manufacturing Inc., based in Salina, Kansas.
Dickie Bird Farm collage

All farmers talk to non-farming customers, lenders and other people on whom we wish to make a good impression. Here are some tips for effective communication with non-farmers.
Field Notes for 5.12.16video

This week, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation named a new executive vice president. Find out who will take the position. Plus, spring planting continues and we take a look back at the Ohio FFA Convention held last week.
Shale gas rig

Carroll County, which continues to lead the state with the largest number of permits issued in the Utica shale, received two more in April.
gavel on U.S. flag

As prison farms prepare to sell livestock, union sues for more time.
corn soybeans waterway conservation

The Pennsylvania DEP and county conservation districts will conduct farm inspections in the Chesapeake Bay watershed as part of the “Bay Reboot” strategy.
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