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EPA seeking comment on enhancing transparency for fracking chemicals

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WASHINGTON — EPA announced it will seek public comment on what information could be reported and disclosed for hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures and the approaches for obtaining this information, including non-regulatory approaches. EPA is also soliciting input on incentives and recognition programs that could support the development and use of safer chemicals in hydraulic […]

Homemade stink bug traps squash store models

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Stink bugs invading your home? This homemade, inexpensive stink bug trap works better than pricier store models! With video!

Ohio beef checkoff collection starts in June

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Ohio Beef Council will begin collecting the additional $1 state beef checkoff June 2.

Winter wheat production lagging

Monday, May 12, 2014

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Winter wheat production is expected to decline this year due to lower yields on fewer acres harvested than in 2013, according to the latest report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. NASS reports Ohio wheat growers expect to harvest 580,000 acres, down 85,000 acres from last year. Wheat production in the […]

‘I love them until it hurts’: A Mother’s Day letter

Sunday, May 11, 2014

From now through May 21, the National Archives is commemorating the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s Mother’s Day Proclamation.

Insects represent a link for antibiotic resistant traits

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Common insects can carry antibiotic-resistant material.

Richfield residents asked to support Girl Scout camp

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Editor: The people of Richfield have an incredible opportunity to maintain the rural character of their community while creating a beautiful recreation destination within one of Richfield’s best kept secrets. Richfield Township and Richfield Village are in series of discussions about the formation of a joint park district specifically for the purpose of creating a […]

Five sheep mentoring field days set in Pa.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

FURNACE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Sheep & Wool Growers Association has combined efforts with the American Sheep Industry to offer mentoring opportunities to people interested in becoming shepherds. “In order to keep the industry’s infrastructure, we need more lamb and wool,” explained Clint Krebs, President of the American Sheep Industry. With efforts to help rebuild […]

Ohio a great place to get out on a bike

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

COLUMBUS — The League of American Bicyclists ranked Ohio 16th on its 2014 “Bicycle Friendly States” ranking. Ohio’s 2014 Bicycle Friendly Report Card recognizes improvements in education and encouragement through Safe Routes to School, Share the Road, and other local and regional programs encouraging safe bicycling and walking. To help improve the state’s previous ranking […]

USDA releases 2012 ag census

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Census data is compiled once every five years and provides insight into the U.S. farmer demographics, economics and production practices.

Participants needed for groundwater study in Ohio

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Scientists from the University of Cincinnati will conduct groundwater sampling from privately owned wells this May to investigate the impacts of fracking on water quality in eastern Ohio. The research team will be traveling to various eastern Ohio counties, including Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Belmont, Noble and Guernsey, to take groundwater samples. Study […]

EPA accepting comments on registration of Enlist Duo

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The EPA is accepting public comments on a proposal to register Enlist Duo containing glyphosate and the choline salt of 2,4-D for use in controlling weeds in corn and soybeans genetically engineered (GE) to tolerate 2,4-D.

Water… More valuable than gold

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Editor: The old saw “To a thirsty man, water is more valuable than gold” has never been more true than it is today. As a tradable commodity over the past 10 years the S&P 500 Global Water index has outperformed the bellwether gold and energy indices. In fact, water outperformed the stock market in the […]

Edwin H. Knight

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

SALEM, Ohio — Edwin Henry Knight,  80, died May 1, 2014 at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 24, 1933 to James and Dillie (Neal) Knight in Oil City, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Alice Jane (Wise) Knight whom he married on Sept. 24, 1951; son, Frederick, of Salem and a […]

Emmett Conway Sr. enshrined in ODNR Hall of Fame

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The late Emmett Conway Sr. was recently inducted into the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Hall of Fame.

Illinois farm named national historic landmark

Monday, May 5, 2014

WASHINGTON —The National Park Service has designated four new national historic landmarks, including the Adlai E. Stevenson II Farm, Mettawa, Ill. The other national historic landmarks include the Detroit Industry Murals, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Mich.; George Nakashima Woodworker Complex, Bucks County, Pa, and 1956 Grand Canyon TWA-United Airlines Aviation Accident Site, Grand Canyon […]

Livestock composting workshop offers certification

Monday, May 5, 2014

CALDWELL, Ohio — Livestock producers wanting to handle the death of their animals in an economical and environmentally beneficial way can earn livestock mortality composting certification through a course offered by experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Whether a result of illness, old age, natural disasters or birthing problems, […]

Bark beetles change Rocky Mountain stream flows, affect water quality

Friday, May 2, 2014

What happens when millions of dead trees, killed by beetles, no longer need water?

Lambing school is May 10 in Wooster

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association is sponsoring a lambing school May 10 at the OARDC Sheep Facility, located at 5651 Fredericksburg Road (County Road 501), Wooster. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the program getting underway at 9 a.m. The morning session will be presented by Kirsten Mierzwiak, of Berlin Vet […]

Workshop will promote safe food

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) session will provide produce growers the basics of on-farm food safety.

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