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Ohio honey production down 29.2 percent from 2012

Friday, April 18, 2014

Yields from Ohio’s 17,000 colonies producing honey averaged 45 pounds in 2013, compared with 60 pounds the previous year.

Trees help sell homes — and rent apartments

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NEW YORK — A few years ago, U.S. Forest Service researchers in Portland, Ore. showed homes with street trees sold for $7,130 more, on average, than homes without trees. And they sold more quickly. Now realtors are seeing the value of trees when renting properties. A real estate start-up is mapping New York City based […]

Indiana joins interstate meat shipment co-op

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — Indiana has joined USDA’s Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program, which gives selected small and very small state-inspected meat processors the option to ship meat and poultry products bearing an official USDA Mark of Inspection across state lines. Indiana joins Ohio, North Dakota and Wisconsin in the voluntary shipment program designed to expand market opportunities […]

Dale Buttermore

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ohio — Dale “Windy” Buttermore, 84, passed away April 4, 2014 at 11:15 p.m. at McCrea Manor in Alliance, Ohio. He was the owner of Star Mills in Louisville, Ohio. Buttermore was born on Dec. 11, 1929 in Alliance to Paul W. and Florence (Lee) Buttermore. He attended schools in Alliance and Goshen. He […]

Lefevre Farms receives poultry association award

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Poultry farmers honored for dedication to Ohio’s egg, chicken and turkey communities.

George V. Hunter, 1917-2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

George V. Hunter, 96, of Stoneboro, Pa., died March 18, 2014, in Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Grove City, Pa. where he had resided since having a stroke in 2008. Mr. Hunter was born in Grove City, Pa., on June 6, 1917, to the late Samuel Robb and Mary Denniston Hunter. He married Evelyn McMichael June […]

You’ll pay more for Easter eggs and bacon

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

You’re going to be paying more at the store for your Easter eggs. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Marketbasket Survey shows the total cost of 16 food items was $53.27, up $1.73 or about 3.5 percent compared to a year ago.

Tiny power generator runs on spit

Monday, April 14, 2014

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications.

Pa. performance tested bull sale totals $265,700

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Producers sold 93 Angus, Charolais, Hereford, Shorthorn, Red Angus, Simmental and crossbred bulls. The bulls averaged $2,857 per head.

Five myths about Easter eggs: Truth waiting to unhatch

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fact: An Easter egg hunt is a tradition that originated with pagan spring festivals. Myth busters crack other Easter egg untruths.

Ohio announces tougher permit conditions for drilling near faults

Friday, April 11, 2014

The ODNR announced new, stronger permit conditions for drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity April 11.

Urban farming webinar: Commercially viable or just warm fuzzies?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Are urban farms commercially viable or just warm fuzzies? Free webinar looks at research.

Champion ham record falls at W.Va. 4-H/FFA auction

Friday, April 11, 2014

Nelson’s Custom Meats smashed the record for price paid for the Grand Champion Ham at the 26th Annual Putnam-Lincoln County FFA and 4-H Ham, Bacon and Egg Show and Sale.

Hemlock-killing pest, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, found in new areas in Ohio

Friday, April 11, 2014

New areas in Ohio have been found infected with Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, a small, aphid-like insect native to Asia that threatens eastern hemlock and Carolina hemlock in the eastern United States.

Plenty of eggs for Easter and Passover

Friday, April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — Although retail egg prices are historically high at $1.98 per dozen, consumers will find an adequate supply of the protein powerhouses to fill Easter baskets and for Passover meals, according to John Anderson, deputy chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Further, “Eggs remain a relatively low-cost source of protein at a […]

History of photography on display

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

WILMINGTON, Ohio — The History Center’s new exhibit “Photography: Our History Exposed,” reflects more than 100 years of photography in Clinton County. The exhibit includes daguerreotypes from the 1840s, ‘tintypes’ of the Civil War era, and a stereoscope and ‘views’ of the Victorian era. Also on display are cameras from the 1880s-1980s; and photographic and […]

What can I do about dead grass? Here’s a few options

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A patch of dead grass on an otherwise lush lawn can be a frustrating eyesore for homeowners. Whether lawn care is your passion or just something you do to maintain the value of your home, dead grass can be exasperating.

Succession planning workshops begin in June

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

St. LOUIS — The American Soybean Association, in partnership with eLegacy Connect, is announcing a series of six regional succession planning workshops this summer to help farmers in the process of farm succession. The workshops, titled Five Keys to Effective Succession Planning, are sponsored by Farm Credit and AGCO in addition to the Illinois Soybean […]

OSU offering training with high tunnels

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

PIKETON, Ohio — Ohio State University South Centers will host a three-day high tunnel training April 28-30 on basic and advanced high tunnel techniques including production and usage. Work with experts The training, which is for farmers and educators, will allow participants to work on a one-on-one basis with horticulture experts from around the region, […]

Verla A. Wilms

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

LEETONIA, Ohio — Verla Ann (Feicht) Wilms 73, of Salem Township, Leetonia, died at 10:05 p.m. March 31, 2014 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born on October 24, 1940 in Greenford, Ohio, the daughter of Howard L. and Dorothea (Cobourn) Feicht. She served as a book keeper in the area as well […]

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