Saturday, August 13, 2022
Susan Crowell award

Susan Crowell, former editor of Farm and Dairy, earned the 2020 Shepherd’s Voice award, for print, from the American Sheep Industry Association.
lambs

It's been a rough decade for the journalism industry. Agriculture, too. Don't let the "sad farmer" stories distract you. Just like in journalism, farming has people who make it work.
kitchen cleaning

We could take some lessons from Good Housekeeping Institute, which holds products to high standards, even with government oversight. Do we have the same mentality in the livestock sector?
a wet crop field

The weather in 2019 has seemed extreme to some, especially with the rainfall. A scientist, however, suggests this weather fits the climate change trends.
Darell Furlong stands with Ginny Barker and members of the hog committee after they recognized him with a plaque for his retirement.

Darell Furlong, a long-time hog judge, had his final show at the Guernsey Co. Fair Sept. 10. Through his career, the children have always been his priority as a judge.
Friends and family congratulate Billy Kegley after he wins beef showman of showmen.

At the 2019 Stark County Fair, 4-Hers and their families worked hard in the barns and the show rings.
manure science review 3029

Keeping to the plan, following best practices and being a good neighbor could protect farmers against nuisance lawsuits over manure.
habs-forecast

NOAA researchers predict a harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie measuring 7.5 on the severity index. They also reported a phosphorus decrease in the lake, suggesting improvements can be made more quickly than originally thought.
pa governor signs farm bill

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed the PA Farm Bill into law, investing $23.1 million into agricultural programs.
Hemp field

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp federally, but producers still need to consider markets and state laws before growing.