Stories by Brian Lisik

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.

ODNR reports no new drilling permits in first week of April

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Industry watchers say fewer drilling applications are not unexpected, in wake of lower oil and gas prices.

Donniella Winchell puts Ohio wine on the world stage

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Donniella Winchell’s credentials when she helped form the Ohio Wine Producers Association in the mid-1970s were rather limited. But she grew up among a family of wine-making aficionados.

More than 100 turn out for OSU small farm conference’s Wooster debut

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

With 150 registered attendees at its first visit to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, the Ohio State College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Science’s Living the Small Farm Dream small farm conference March 28 was a success, organizers said.

Calf born with heart in its throat

Monday, March 30, 2015

When Tom Leech of Longview Farm found a newborn Shorthorn bull calf in a pasture on the afternoon of March 7, he was immediately concerned with hypothermia.

Budget bill details could mean big problems for oil and gas lessors

Friday, March 27, 2015

Buried deep within the 2,700-plus pages of House Bill 64, Ohio’s “main operating budget” introduced Feb. 11, is wording that some landowners feel could significantly impact existing gas and oil leases.

Annie Warmke: Back to the Earthship

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Annie Warmke converted the Blue Rock Station property, by hand, nearly 20 years ago into Ohio’s first “Earthship.”

Some still skeptical of beef checkoff changes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group has signed a memorandum of understanding detailing enhancements to the national beef checkoff. Not all stakeholders, however, are in line with the proposed changes.

No clear-cut answer: Forestry groups say checkoff battle is not over

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — The Ohio Forestry Association has yet to take an official stance against the proposed Hardwood Lumber and Hardwood Plywood Promotion, Research and Information Order. But it may be coming soon. At its annual meeting earlier this year, many OFA members were surprised to learn a hardwood checkoff proposal was still being considered […]

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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