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After discovering how factory-farmed chickens are handled, Jenny Durbin decided to raise her own chickens. Now, the village of Silverton is threatening to take away her source of eggs and the family of birds to which she's become so close
Farmers in the region arenâ€™t planting as much wheat as in years past, but those who did enjoyed â€śa good harvestâ€ť this month with strong yields and no plant disease, reports Ed Lentz, agriculture/natural resources educator for Ohio State University Extension.
WOOSTER, Ohio â€” In terms of both production and economic opportunity, hops growing is hot in Ohio. However, crop threats like spider mites and outbreaks of diseases like downy mildew in some areas have both growers and researchers perplexed.
The recent paper Impact of Climate Change on the Water Cycle and Implications for Agriculture has tipped higher latitude areas for more rain in winter and summer.
U.S. corn remained at 76% good to excellent, while soybean's improved one point to 73% in USDA's weekly crop progress and condition report on Monday.
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 -- USDA and CoBank announced today a partnership to create a $10 billion fund to improve rural infrastructure, an investment Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack called both a â€śhistoric investmentâ€ť and a â€śgreat first effort.â€ť
(Reuters) - As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool - giant sausage-shaped storage bags - to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc.
he wait for sweet corn proved longer than usual this year because of the harsh winter. With fields frozen, planting was delayed, said Mike Hogan, extension educator in agriculture and natural resources for the Ohio State University Extension in Franklin County.
USDA reports combined old and new crop corn, soybean, and soybean meal export sales for the week ending July 17 were larger than expected, while soybean oil and wheat were within pre-report estimates. Shipments of soybeans and wheat were more than whatâ€™s needed weekly to meet USDA projections for their respective marketing years, but corn fell short of its mark.
SOLON, Ohio -- Solon residents will have the opportunity to vote on the controversial farming regulations proposed by the city this fall.
you'll want to turn to the latest Census of Agriculture (COA). Chances are you've never heard of it, but this comprehensive report, released every five years by the USDA, tracks the trendlines and changes affecting our farms and farmers, issuing a 700-page data set that offers a snapshot of American agriculture in a given year.
CENTRAL OHIO - Dozens of sick and malnourished horses are overwhelming local rescuers. The numbers continue to grow, and by Monday there were 37 horses rescued by the Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA).
Members of the Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals visited the farm of Russ and Mendy Sellman in rural Galion as part of its summer outreach program
Boom, then bust. Itâ€™s a scenario often played out in local economies heavily reliant on one type of industry. And itâ€™s an underlying concern for Ohio communities currently experiencing a boom in shale oil and gas development. But the cycle isnâ€™t inescapable, say Ohio State University Extension experts. They have received funding to help eastern Ohio communities.
â€śI think itâ€™s important for the folks to understand that thereâ€™s great profit opportunity and business opportunity in rural America. Weâ€™re about 75 percent of the land mass in the United States. The vast majority of America is located in rural areas. Itâ€™s where most of our food comes from, a lot of our water.
Plans for a pipeline to carry natural-gas liquids from Ohio to the Gulf Coast are progressing.
The summer weather has succeeded in slowing the devastating spread of PED virus, but it has not been stopped.
NEWARK â€” Persistent rain and dreary skies could not dampen the determination of visitors to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ohio State University Cooperative Extension.
Once a niche business, locally grown foods arenâ€™t just for farmers markets anymore. A growing network of companies and organizations is delivering food directly from local farms to major institutions, eliminating scores of middlemen from farm to fork.
Given opportunities for higher return on investment and more flexibility at harvest, experts said on-farm grain storage can be a key component of any farmerâ€™s grain marketing plan.
The Ohio State Fair butter surprise this year? A multitude of sculptures depicting the symbols and signs associated with Ohio, including a cardinal, a ladybug and a carnation.
PORTSMOUTH -- Prison inmates of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility have been known to work together and complete community service projects that benefit various area organizations. Most recently, the inmates have grown flats of flowers through their agriculture group and donated them to various gardens operated through the Scioto Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).
WOOSTER, Ohio -- As the world population increases, so do the challenges for the agricultural industry, according to Philip Shull, an agricultural counselor for the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service. The Wooster native, most recently posted at the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, described the challenges when he spoke at a Wooster Kiwanis meeting.
High prices, unrelenting demand and decent weather have Ohioâ€™s cattle herds once again on the rise. Buckeye ranchers added 2 percent to their stock this year over last, one of the few states to do so, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
First it was tomatoes; this summer Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan fresh-market pickle producers will lose millions of dollars because farmers canâ€™t attract enough migrant workers to pick their crops.