News & Events

Better weather hasn’t helped crops

Published Jul. 31, 2015

“Warmer temperatures spurred crop development. Precipitation was lighter and less frequent, and sunny weather favored wheat harvest and baling of straw and hay,” the Great Lakes regional office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service said in its latest Ohio crop weather report.

'Superfruits' could offer Ohio growers alternative income source

Published Jul. 31, 2015

based on research trials of elderberry, aronia berry and Chinese goji berry plants at Ohio State’s South Centers in Piketon, the berries are a viable option for Ohio growers.

Senators call on Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to help finance algae bloom clean

Published Aug. 3, 2015

The request was made in response to news of a huge toxic algae bloom forming in the lake's Western basin, and reports of harmful algae bacteria beginning to show up at water facilities in Toledo and other coastal communities.

Farmers National: 2015 is Key for Land Market

Published Aug. 3, 2015


“Harvest results of 2015 will make it a pivotal year, which could impact the land market for several years,” said Randy Dickhut, AFM, vice president of real estate operations at Farmers National Company.

US Agriculture, Manufacturing sectors bite their nails over TPP carve-outs

Published Aug. 3, 2015

Expected to cover 40 percent of the global economy, a strong, market-opening TPP could be the catalyst for expanded U.S.-manufactured exports and improved competitiveness for decades to come