News & Events

U.S. Department of Agriculture officials witness mobile produce bus

Published Apr. 23, 2014

The mobile produce bus began operating in 2013 and has destinations throughout Allen County to bring healthy, affordable produce to residents in the county. It’s part of the Activate Allen County imitative to improve the health of residents in Allen County.

Hearing sought on egg farm expansion idea

Published Apr. 23, 2014

Trillium Farm Holdings LLC wants to expand at 9300 Croton Road, north of Johnstown, and has applied to the department for permission, according to department spokesman Brett Gates. That permit, if granted, would allow the farm to add up to 2.49 million chickens

Spring planting delays not yet a concern

Published Apr. 23, 2014

Despite the wet conditions that have affected many Ohio corn fields so far this season, growers who haven’t started planting shouldn’t be concerned yet, said Peter Thomison, an OSU Extension agronomist.

Vilsack: Agriculture unfairly blamed for climate change

Published Apr. 23, 2014

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today that agriculture tends to take the brunt of criticism about climate change, but the industry contributes only 9 percent of the greenhouse gases blamed for a warming planet.

Marketing becomes important to farms

Published Apr. 23, 2014

Marketing online and in person has become more important for small farms that do everything from sell at local farmers’ markets to produce for large companies,