News & Events

John Deere economist expects ‘new era’ of agriculture

Published Apr. 21, 2014

An era of precision farming is at hand, and many technologies will be used to make managing farms a more exact science.

Killer pig virus hits Ohio hog farmers hard

Published Apr. 17, 2014

We’re telling farmers to enact strict biosecurity measures on their farms to keep their herds safe,” Ms. Hawkins said. “Since there isn’t a treatment, there isn’t a cure, if that strain hits the baby barn, they’re pretty much wiped out. We’ve seen 90 to 100 percent mortality rates for pigs under 10 days old,” she said.

Local wine grape growers suffering after tough winter

Published Apr. 14, 2014

He estimated that “at least half” of his 2014 grape crop on 19 acres at the two locations has been destroyed, and that will heavily impact wine production in 2015 and 2016.

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,

More beekeepers, but fewer bees

Published Apr. 14, 2014

Barker and Duncan, along with beekeepers everywhere, have strong opinions about what could be causing so many honeybees to die off every year.

New Federal Resources To Help Ohio School Districts Serve Fresh, Healthy Meals

Published Apr. 22, 2014

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced more than $1 million in new federal funding to help Ohio school districts purchase kitchen appliances and equipment to help prepare fresh, healthy meals for Ohio students.

Obama: 'Progress' made on Japanese auto, agriculture trade talks

Published Apr. 24, 2014

The United States and 11 nations are continuing to negotiate a proposed Pacific free-trade pact called the Trans Pacific Partnership. Access to the Japanese market by U.S. vehicles and agriculture products remains the key stumbling block.

Producer members vote to merge co-ops

Published Apr. 21, 2014

Members of Agland Co-op, Inc., Canfield, and Green Valley Co-op, Inc., Marietta, voted to approve a merger between the two farm supply and grain cooperatives

Small Farm Conference gives glimpse at crop management

Published Apr. 16, 2014

More than a hundred farmers showed up at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center , for the Northeast Ohio Small Farm Conference. The event offered small farm owners a number of educational programs and included nearly 30 different workshops.

Soybean Checkoff program referendum

Published Apr. 16, 2014

Soybean producers who are interested in having a referendum to determine whether to continue the Soybean Checkoff Program are invited to participate. To be eligible to participate, producers must certify and provide documentation that shows that they produced soybeans and paid an assessment on the soybeans during the period of Jan. 1, 2012, through Dec. 31, 2013.