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Luke Bryan to perform on an Ohio farm

Country music superstar Luke Bryan will be performing on an Ohio farm later this month. The first stop on Bryan’s 2018 Farm Tour is Sept. 27 and will draw around 20,000 people to the Ayars Family Farm near Mechanicsburg in Champaign County. John, Bonnie, Lucas, and Eli Ayars milk 150 …

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Soybean field sports the world’s largest Script Ohio

The world’s largest Script Ohio will be on display this fall in a 100-acre field just east of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, site of the Farm Science Review. For the past four years, The Ohio State University’s Precision Agriculture program has demonstrated GPS-guided “smart planting” using multiple …

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USDA launches trade mitigation programs

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), while USDA will also begin to purchase identified commodities under …

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Herbicide plots on display at FSR

The field appears as a checkerboard: thriving green crops beside squares of shriveling beige stalks. This was not a farmer’s bad luck. Instead the field was intentionally sprayed with 13 different weed killers to show their effects on various crops as well as the consequences of herbicides that drift from …

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Western bean cutworm: Final adult moth update

By John Schoenhals, Mark Badertscher, Lee Beers, Bruce Clevenger, Sam Custer, Tom Dehass, Allen Gahler, Jason Hartschuh, Ed Lentz, Cecilia Lokai-Minnich, David Marrison, Sarah Noggle, Les Ober, Eric Richer, Garth Ruff, Jeff Stachler, Alan Sundermeier, Curtis Young, Megan Zerrer, Chris Zoller, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon, Ohio State University Extension As …

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Ohio Farm Bureau marks 100 years

Ohio Farm Bureau is gearing up for its 100th anniversary in a major way and the yearlong celebration will include lots of ways to join in the fun. The centennial celebration features a member only concert by country artist Chase Bryant, barn paintings throughout the state, releases of centennial beer …

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