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Nutrient management plans have benefits for farms of all sizes
A nutrient management plan benefits producers of all sizes, from crop farmers to hobby farmers who apply manure and fertilizer to their gardens or pastures.
Pennsylvania meatpacking plant remains closed after DEP order
Nicholas Meat shut down after the Pennsylvania DEP ordered it to stop spreading food processing waste from its facility onto snow-covered ground.
Changing with the times: Ohio farmer sees benefits of stewardship in...
Myron Wehr, of New Waterford, Ohio, has been a crop farmer for more than 50 years. Through the years, he has stayed focused on stewardship and adapting to the changing times.
Calculating cattle winter supplementation costs
Learn how to determine the nutritional value of forage, how to choose necessary supplements and how to determine supplement costs.
Get your cattle ready for winter before the snow flies
Plan ahead for the winter season to keep your cows in an adequate Body Condition Score (BCS) range prior to calving.
Review feed rations in summer
Feeding management during the dry period and with fresh cows is fundamental in reducing the risk of metabolic diseases after calving.
Graziers, livestock need minerals
Although most of the nutrients needed by the animals are supplied by grazing, it is still important to make sure they have supplemental mineral available.
How to reduce grass tetany in grazing cattle
As the number of daylight hours increase, temperatures warm and pastures grow, farm managers should take steps to prevent hypomagnesemia or "grass tetany."
Pros, cons of feeding distiller grains
Distiller grains have been used as a feed ingredient in dairy rations because of high protein and fiber. Including them in a diet can lower feed costs.
Ohio farm groups promote nutrient management
The state's largest farm groups are teaming together to help more farmers make nutrient management plans for their operation.