Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A conversation with western Pa. retired farmer Frank Ramage links draft horses, history and agriculture.

A team of more than 200 scientists spent two years compiling information about the Earth's most pristine and untouched regions. Their findings have been compiled in a new book, Wilderness: Earth's Last Wild Places.

Ohio's 2002 average corn yield is estimated at 88 bushels per acre, the lowest state yield since 1988 when growers averaged 85 bushels per acre.

Dean Foods has received approval from the FDA for new technology that extends dairy-based beverage shelf life to six months.

The USDA has designated 25 counties in New York as primary agricultural disaster areas due to excessive rain, freezing and other weather-related disasters.

More than $1.75 million is still available in loan guarantee help.

In agricultural payments, what Congress giveth, Congress can taketh away.

Tickets went on sale to the public earlier this month for the championship tractor pull held Feb. 12-15 in conjunction with the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. Saturday night's final heats, however, are already sold out.

Twenty-one rare and unusual plants were discovered in Ohio this year.

Last week, Editor Susan Crowell tapped into issues and trends looming on the horizon. She continues that trend watch this week.
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