Livestock Insurance Program Could Aid Struggling Dairy Producers
March 30, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- A new livestock insurance program that pays out when milk income, minus the feed expenses, declines below a set level, could mean the difference between business survival or bankruptcy for struggling dairy producers. The Li ...
Can You Afford Your Farm? Find Out with FINPACK
March 31, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio-- With the current economic downturn, farmers may be scrutinizing the future of their operations, and a financial planning tool offered by Ohio State University Extension is available to evaluate the health of on-farm business ...
Chadwick Arboretum to Host Free Permaculture Event, April 11
March 31, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Learn about the ecological design principles that benefit people and their environment during a free Ohio State University event on the basics of permaculture. "Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share: An Introduction to P ...
Market Expectations Overshoot Projected Crop Plantings
March 31, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Corn acreage in the United States is down and soybean acreage is up for 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Prospective Plantings Report. But the shift is not as great as the markets expected. Matt Roberts ...
CFAES International Office Tackling Tough Issues
April 1, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- One of the oldest international offices at Ohio State University, which was recently honored as International Organization of the Year by the Columbus Council on World Affairs, tackles some of today's most pressing glob ...
Interest in Non-Genetically Modified Soybeans Growing
April 3, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Cheaper seed and lucrative premiums are driving more crop producers to plant non-genetically modified soybeans this year. U.S. soybean production is 95 percent dominated by genetically modified Round Up Ready soybeans. Howev ...
Ohio State University Arbor Day Event to Honor Veterans
April 6, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- A tree will be planted to honor all veterans of the nation's armed forces this Arbor Day during a dedication ceremony on the Ohio State University Columbus campus April 24. The event, which will begin at 10 a.m., will t ...
OSU Extension Raising Animal Welfare Awareness
April 6, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- From a recent HBO documentary that chronicled a 2006 alleged animal abuse case at an Ohio pig farm to the current rumored movement by the Humane Society of the United States to target animal rights in Ohio, animal welfare is ...
Ohio State University Software Tool Can Help Dairy Producers Manage Feed Costs
April 8, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- With more livestock feedstuffs than corn and soybean grains available to Ohio dairy producers, finding the bargains while managing a balanced diet can be a challenge. As the industry faces a dire economic situation, an Ohio ...
$1 Million Grant Furthering Efforts to Eliminate Food Crisis in Africa
April 16, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio State University is partnering with Virginia Tech to strengthen food security in Africa with a three-year, $1 million initiative to improve productivity, availability and marketing of key staple commodities and cash cr ...