Saturday, July 22, 2017
oil and gas drilling horizontal leg record

Eclipse Resources Corporation successfully drilled its newest record-setting “super-lateral” well, the Great Scott 3H in less than 17 days. The Ohio well had a total measured depth of 27,400 feet and lateral extension of 19,300 feet.
stink bug, stinkbug, Ohio, soybeans,

The brown marmorated stink bug is a foreigner to the United States and can reduce soybean yields up to 30 percent. Ohio State researchers are hoping to find natural ways to get rid of them.
Plant17 flooded field in Ohio

Ohio farmers, and others, are facing questions about replanting corn and soybeans, or are wondering when they'll even get the seed in the ground. Advice from Ohio State will help.
NOPEC logo USDA Rural Energy Savings

The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) received a $1 million loan May 10, the first loans the U.S. Department of Agriculture is making through its Rural Energy Savings Program.
high tech food investment agriculture

Food is the new technological frontier, and big investors are entering the world of food production, distribution and marketing. Farmers should pay attention, says Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell.
Monsanto Climate Corp. John Deere

The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, has terminated its agreement with Deere & Company for the acquisition of the Precision Planting LLC equipment business.
US EIA natural gas production report from 2016

Pennsylvania and Ohio had the two largest annual natural gas production increases from 2015 to 2016, reflecting higher production from the Utica and Marcellus shale plays.
Hartline business planning

The Washington County AgriBusiness Planning and Analysis program celebrated its 40th year April 13 at The Career Center, Adult Technical Training in Marietta.
drought corn Farm and Dairy file photo

The USDA has designated 14 counties in Pennsylvania, including several in western Pennsylvania, as natural disaster areas, with assistance to farmers in Ohio and West Virginia, as well
western bean cutworm (Striacosta albicosta)

A warmer-than-usual winter and wet spring in the Midwest means crop pests, diseases and weeds have a head start.
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