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Laura Mae Owen, 1922-2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

SALEM, Ohio — Laura Mae (Feicht) Owen, 91, Ellsworth Center, Salem, Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at the Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born on October 19, 1922, in Green Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Charles Monroe and Mable Margaret (Less) Feicht. A lifetime area resident of the area, […]

Traficant supported agriculture

Monday, October 6, 2014

Farmer-reader appreciated that the late Jim Traficant not only listened, but delivered strong, passionate explanations to the other members of the House to present the message of his constituents.

Ohio Celebrates National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11

Monday, October 6, 2014

Young people across Ohio are celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 5 though Oct. 11.

“Leave” autumn leaves on your lawn for a healthy yard and clean water

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Instead of raking leaves into a pile for pick-up, you might want to consider the option of recycling those leaves on your own property, which is after all, Mother Nature’s method of recycling.

Pennsylvania approves harness racing standards

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Drivers must now use two hands on the reins at all times, which restricts motion of the whip to a flick of the wrist and forearm.

Research shows residual hydraulic fracturing water no risk to groundwater

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Hydraulic fracturing, fracking or hydrofracturing, raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination.

MWCD board cuts assessments in half

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Property owners will see their assessments paid to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District cut in half beginning next year.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Oct. 2, 2014:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

BURTON, Ohio — The Breeders and Feeders 4-H club finished off the year at the Great Geauga County Fair. Members held an end-of-the-year picnic and discussed the club’s next fundraiser. At the Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 4 and 5, the club members will have games and baked goods for sale along with vegetables from gardens. […]

Kentucky harvests hemp crop Sept. 23

Thursday, October 2, 2014

University of Kentucky researchers harvested the university’s first hemp crop in decades Sept. 23.

Penn State app lets dairymen pencil out options

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Today’s increased investment cost for replacement animals has producers examining heifer inventories and replacement needs.

Feed from genetically modified crops has no adverse effects

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Since their introduction in 1996, genetically engineered, often called genetically modified, feed crops have become an increasing component of livestock diets.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of October 2, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Buckeye Central FFA members participated in the Crawford County Soil Judging Contest Sept. 23.

Beware elevated risk for silo gas

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A recent death and serious injury resulting from gases inside a Lancaster County, Pa., silo are grim reminders to those working and living on farms that gases produced during the fermentation process can be deadly.

Pennsylvania auctions nutrient credits

Thursday, October 2, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with financial information services company Markit, have held the third “forward” auction in 2014 for the sale and purchase of nutrient credits in Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay watershed. What is it A “forward” auction means that the certified credits […]

USDA: Corn stocks up 50%; soybeans, down 35%

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

There’s plenty of old corn out there, as the new corn is coming off the fields this harvest season.

Heritage Co-op announces Kenton ag campus expansion

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Heritage Cooperative expands its Kenton, Ohio, facility.

Foundation releases new My American Farm app

Monday, September 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 22, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new version of its popular My American Farm app for iPads, Android tablets and Kindle Fire. The app is available for download on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. The new version of the app, My American Farm 2.0, contains […]

Joint venture means more gas gathering and processing in southern Utica

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pipelines and processing facility expansions in the southern Utica are on the way.

U.S. EPA approves carbon sequestration permits

Thursday, September 25, 2014

EPA approves permits for storing carbon.

USDA allows commercialization of Enlist

Thursday, September 25, 2014

USDA gives the go-ahead to Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist corn and soybean traits.

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