The United States Department of Agriculture announced $420 million in funding for the Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program (RFSI).
Last week’s warm weather helped dry out the soil and enticed some farmers in the state into the field.
Need help managing your pond? Would you like to improve it, but don’t know how? Then plan to attend a Pond Clinic on Thursday, April 20, at the Williams Soil and Water Conservation District office starting at 5 p.m. with a hot dog roast. “Top 5 (or Is That 7?) Pond Inquiries” begins at 5:30 …
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack assured a Senate committee he would work to expand testing in the wake of a toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
Trees have many beneficial uses. They can be used for landscaping or planted to act as a wind barrier for your home, farm animals or field. Trees can attract wildlife, they can act as a snow fence or a sound barrier and can help with erosion control. Trees also help cool the home in the summer.
The Williams Soil & Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) Habitat Enhancement Learning Program continues on Thursday, Feb. 23, with ‘Designing Habitat with Intent’ with the renowned Tom James, team member with Management Advantage and owner of Modern Habitat Solutions. James is considered…
At the January board meeting, the Williams Soil and Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) Board of Supervisors welcomed Dawn Bowling as she began her term serving the residents of Williams County. Dawn currently works as a Grain Solutions Advisor with Sunrise Co-operative based out of Fremont…
The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry is preparing for the latest Farm Bill.
The Williams Soil & Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) Habitat Enhancement Learning Program will continue on Thursday, Feb. 2, with Timber & Forestry: Management & Improvement. Who do you ask for help? Come learn and have your questions answered from Bob Riefers, Riefers Loggin…
Kayla Wyse is officially in as the new agriculture and natural resources educator for the Williams County Ohio State University Extension Office.
Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague is reminding Ohio farmers, agribusinesses and agricultural cooperatives (co-ops) that the Ag-LINK program is available year-round as they plan for the 2023 growing season.
The Williams Soil and Water Conservation District will be offering a series of workshops to help landowners enhance and manage their land. Questions will be answered from professionals who have years of hands-on experience.
Ohio farmers received higher prices in November 2022 than they did in 2021, though the monthly prices fluctuated.
Millcreek-West Unity FFA chapter members came home from a successful National Convention week at the end of October and jumped right into Job Interview and Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Events along with volunteer opportunities.
December began with the chapter hosting a school-wide Can Drive to collect non-perishable items to restock our school food pantry. Items were collected on Dec. 9 and 13 from each of the elementary classes and high school academy rooms. Collectively, 2,802 items were donated. The second grade…
The Fairview FFA Chapter began preparing for the Veterans Day Breakfast at their meeting on Nov. 7. After the meeting concluded, the members enjoyed ice cream while also preparing table centerpieces for the breakfast. On Veterans Day, the FFA Chapter came into the school early to prepare bre…
During the heart of harvest season, the Fairview FFA chapter decided to take cookies to the local grain elevators. During class, a few of the members baked a few dozen cookies that were packaged for delivery later that night at the chapter meeting. The chapter was excited to be able to provi…
On Nov. 1, Fairview FFA hosted the Subdistrict Job Interview Contest.
The monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) is expecting lower corn exports resulting in greater ending stocks.
Food security. It’s a challenge in many parts of the world, especially as global supply chains break down and environmental imbalances leave lands barren. The Ugandan tech company Inputi is improving the odds in its region with funding from Renew Capital, an impact investment firm growing sm…
MAUMEE, Ohio -- The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) announces it has signed an agreement to purchase the assets of Mote Farm Service, Inc. The purchase is expected to close later this month.
With corn and soybean harvests underway and producer surveys getting better informed, USDA will provide its latest production estimates on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. CDT. U.S. wheat ending stocks are also expected to fall after USDA estimated lower wheat production on September 30.
Ohio farmers are more than halfway finished with harvesting corn for silage.
The Williams Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is preparing for the Board of Supervisor election to be held Aug. 25. There are two ways to have one's name placed on the ballot.
Fairview graduate and current Ohio State University student Cassie Mavis said that growing up, helping out on the family farm and participating in 4-H felt somewhat like an obligation.
The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) is estimating unchanged ending stocks for corn but lower ending stocks for soybeans.
On Feb. 18, two Edon FFA members participated in the Agricultural and Power Diagnostics contest at Redline Equipment in Portage. This contest was formerly known as the tractor troubleshooting competition, where members rotate to five different stations and identify and repair the malfunction…
Do you have a dairy farm background, work on a dairy farm or have you taken a Junior Fair Dairy Project at the Fulton County Fair? Would you enjoy the opportunity to develop speaking and leadership skills, meet new people and learn more about the dairy industry? If so, you may want to apply …
A Williams County farmer has been elected to vice president of the Ohio Soybean Association.
The Edon FFA chapter started a charity fundraiser to raise money for the Maumee Valley Guidance Center.
Harvest is all but finished for the year, though overall progress in the state was slow last week.
Harvest is almost complete in the county, but farmers will likely have to wait for the ground to freeze before they finish.
MONTPELIER — Chris Eschhofen may not admit it, but he has been something of a pioneer in local conservation efforts, something which has helped earn him the Williams Soil and Water Conservation District’s Cooperator of the Year award.
Edgerton FFA took 15 students to the 94th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis the last week of October.
Much drier weather aided farmers in getting into their fields to make progress on harvest.
In an all-too-familiar pattern this year, rains have stalled progress with this year’s harvest in both the county and the state.
Harvest progress fell just behind the five-year average last week after rains prevented farmers from getting into the field.
The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) are expecting increased production for corn and soybeans.
In addition to being one of the most labor-intensive professions, farming is also considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. The hard work and exhaustive labor are tough but rushing the job to save time can be extremely dangerous — even deadly — when farming near electrical equipment.
Although rain starting this weekend has stopped harvest, farmers still made progress throughout the week.
A second generation of fall armyworm may be on its way, though the cold temperatures could have killed it.
Counties, soil and water conservation districts, land trusts, cities and townships are invited to apply to the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Office of Farmland Preservation for local sponsor certification from Sept. 20 through Oct. 22.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates predicts an increase in use and stocks for both corn and soybeans.
Ohio is expecting record yields for its primary crops this year.
It’s that time again. Due to the decline in monarch butterfly populations, the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative (OPHI) and local soil and water conservation districts are again seeking public involvement to collect common milkweed seed pods from established plants Sept. 1 through Oct. 30.
As farmland values are breaking records across the country, in Williams County values are holding steady, if properties come up for auction.
Millcreek-West Unity FFA officer training took place June 28 and 29. The team began with planning out the year and then completed a team bonding activity where they had to split into two groups, make half of a bridge and then come together at the end to join their two bridges together. They …
Crops production across the state continues to outpace the five-year average.
MONTPELIER — Madison Gray grew up participating in FFA and 4-H activities, so it was only natural for her to seek a career in the agriculture field.
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