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Muskingum Watershed Conservancy puts brakes on sale of its water to drillers

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has halted water sales to the oil and gas industry until the conservancy district can update its water supply policy.

Fewer honeybees lost over winter

Monday, June 4, 2012

The previous five years, winter honeybee losses were around 30 percent, but only 22 percent died this year.

Ohio farmers: Check your wheat for stripe rust

Friday, June 1, 2012

It’s not as common in Ohio, but stripe rust could be a problem in some wheat fields this year, and some growers are already seeing signs.

N.Y., Pennsylvania renew water use agreement

Friday, June 1, 2012

Pennsylvania has signed a one-year renewal of an agreement governing the management of water in the Delaware River. The flexible flow management program was also signed by Delaware, New Jersey, New York and New York City.

Economist: Dairy title in new farm bill cuts volatility by protecting margins

Monday, May 28, 2012

One of the dairy measures proposed for the next farm bill would kick in when the price received for milk sinks too close to the cost of feed.

The self-employed, and not just farmers, boost rural economies

Friday, May 25, 2012

Economic leaders in rural areas should recognize and encourage self-employed entrepreneurs.

Insiders: U.S. energy independence not reality until 2030 (if ever)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Many energy executives see the U.S. not reaching energy independence until 2030.

Farmers, you can still switch to corn if alfalfa stands are looking marginal

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Even after you take off your first cutting, you could still rotate out of alfalfa, especially if you plant corn for silage.

Ohio strawberry growers can get to market earlier and longer. Lots longer

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thanks to a new production method called plasticulture, Ohio consumers now have access to locally grown strawberries as early as the first week of May and as late as October.

Grain market prices say too many corn, wheat acres and not enough soybean acres

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The grain market would like to see 2-3 million acres shifted out of corn and spring wheat into soybeans, but is it too late?

The Andersons buys ethanol plant in Iowa

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Andersons Inc., of Maumee, Ohio, has completed the purchase of an ethanol facility in Denison, Iowa,

USDA confirms bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, in California dairy cow

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

(Editor’s note: The following is a statement by USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford regarding a detection of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in California. We will be posting updates as they develop. Scroll down to watch a brief video statement as well.) “As part of our targeted surveillance system, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) […]

Organic food sales grew 4 percent in 2011; total organic market up 9 percent

Monday, April 23, 2012

Organic food sales now represent 4.2 percent of all U.S. food sales.

Farmers: Conservation practices preserve soil, save money

Friday, April 20, 2012

Applying nutrients sub-surface and adopting no-till also has shown promise in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Case Western’s utility-scale wind turbine joins Cleveland skyline

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The set of wind turbines in Cleveland serve as research labs, as well as power generators.

Warm winter increases field crop insect and pest threat in Ohio

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

In Ohio, black cutworms also could be a bigger problem this year, as could slugs, bean leaf beetles and cereal leaf beetles.

The next shiitake? Farmers into fungi can reap rewards

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Could you turn your woods into a farm? Lion’s mane mushrooms might be your next crop.

IRS: Farmers affected by MF Global bankruptcy can avoid tax penalty

Monday, April 2, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service will provide penalty relief to farmers who incur estimated tax penalties because they did not timely receive Forms 1099 from MF Global or its court-appointed trustee, and were unable to file their 2011 calendar year tax return by March 1, 2012.

Ag equipment dealership bill moves in Pa. Senate

Monday, April 2, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Senate has passed S.B. 1169, sponsored by Sen. Mike Waugh, R-York, which amends the Pennsylvania Fair Dealership Law to provide free-market protections for small agricultural equipment dealers selling agriculture equipment in Pennsylvania. Under the bill, agriculture equipment dealers would be afforded the same protections and legal rights that automobile dealers […]

High feed prices trigger MILC payment

Monday, April 2, 2012

There will be a February payment for the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program, the first time there has been a payment for MILC since April 2010.

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