Stories by Brian Lisik

Bird flu threatens fair season

Friday, May 22, 2015

Poultry exhibits at several state and county fairs have been canceled this year in the wake of the largest-ever bird flu outbreak in the nation,

Economist predicts bright future for oil- and gas-producing region

Monday, May 18, 2015

American Petroleum Institute Chief Economist John Felmy: Of the myriad market forces that have brought about the recent drop of crude oil prices worldwide, shale has had the most impact.

Off the beaten path: ODNR Tree Farmer of the Year’s long road to becoming a true preservationist

Thursday, May 14, 2015

At the time he purchased the 150-acre property in Harrison County, Ohio, Alan Walter didn’t plan on becoming a tree farmer. This year he was named Ohio Tree Farmer of the Year.

CAUV still not perfect: Farm Bureau offers new proposal to improve farmland tax

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has proposed two changes to the Ohio Department of Taxation aimed at more accurately reflecting farm property valuations, as well as encouraging more conservation practices.

HB 162: Natural gas severance tax proposal seeks infrastructure funding

Monday, May 11, 2015

State Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, has introduced a gas and oil severance tax plan that would partially fund local governments and statewide infrastructure projects.

Ohio FFA’ers are ‘ag educators’ too

Friday, May 1, 2015

Speakers at the 2015 Ohio FFA Convention luncheon April 30 agreed: Being an agricultural educator applies not only to actual teachers, but all FFA members.

Appeals court sides with Chesapeake and Statoil in lease renewal dispute

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Columbiana County, Ohio, landowners lost their appeal case against Chesapeake Appalachia and Statoil over ambiguity of extension language in their oil and gas leases.

Update: Thirteen cows dead after trailer overturns on Interstate 80, driver charged

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thirteen cows were killed or had to be euthanized following a tractor trailer crash April 20 on Interstate 80, near Youngstown. The driver was cited, as investigation continues into the cause of the crash.

Share the road: Slow down and stay safe during busy planting season

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pennsylvania officials reminded both motorists and farmers to be mindful of one another on the road during Rural Roads Safety Week across the state.

Fewer new well permits issued in Ohio in March

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 38 new permits for horizontal wells in March, a five-permit drop from February, but still more than the 32 issued in the state in January.

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About Brian

Brian Lisik lives in Canton, Ohio. A Suburban Newspapers of America and Ohio Newspaper Association award winner for column writing and series writing, he can be reached at brian@farmanddairy.com. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/brianlisik