Can you identify either of these mystery tools?
We have two mystery tools for you to identify this week. Can you hazard a guess on either of them?
Shepherd’s voice: Sheep industry honors Susan Crowell
Susan Crowell, former editor of Farm and Dairy, earned the 2020 Shepherd’s Voice award, for print, from the American Sheep Industry Association.
Choose vibrancy over the ‘sad farmer’ narrative
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.
Lessons from Good Housekeeping on public vs. private
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?
Scientist: Trends suggest 2019 weather could be the new normal
The weather in 2019 has seemed extreme to some, especially with the rainfall. A scientist, however, suggests this weather fits the climate change trends.
‘A very blessed man’: Furlong wraps up lifetime of hog judging at Guernsey Co....
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.
Stark Co. 4-H’ers make the most out of the fair
At the 2019 Stark County Fair, 4-Hers and their families worked hard in the barns and the show rings.
Farmers can defend against nuisance lawsuits
Keeping to the plan, following best practices and being a good neighbor could protect farmers against nuisance lawsuits over manure.
NOAA predicts severe Lake Erie algal bloom
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.
Pennsylvania agriculture gets boost from PA Farm Bill, state budget
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed the PA Farm Bill into law, investing $23.1 million into agricultural programs.