From 2001 to 2011, the Pennsylvania workforce underwent a marked shift from higher-paying to lower-paying jobs, a trend that could have serious implications for the state’s economy, according to a new report by economists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
URBANA, Ill. — Head-shaking, scratching at the ears, and a foul smell are common signs that an ear infection is brewing. According to Dr. Amelia White, a veterinary dermatology resident at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, ear infections are usually caused by an underlying problem, so “it is important to […]
MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA chapter traveled to Louisville, Ky. Oct. 30-Nov. 2 for the national convention. Members who attended were Clay Armstrong, Atlee Miller, Chris Sprang, Justin Lorentz, Eric Hanna, Jason Jenkins, Takoda Weaver, Dustin Neihaus, Carter Smith, William Hughes, Wyatt Mellor, Mandy Taylor, Beth Klein, Shyann Kick, Harlie Spurlock, Paige Miller, […]
Black Friday is one the biggest shopping days of the year, and is often the perfect time to begin holiday shopping and save money on incredible deals.
SEVILLE, Ohio — Northeast Ohio has more dairy farms than any part of the state. But one dairy operation in southern Medina County is a real standout. Yellow House Cheese — operated by Kevin and Kristyn Henslee — is among the first in the state to milk sheep. That’s right: Sheep. There are roughly 100 […]
Planning an impressive Thanksgiving menu can be enjoyable for many people, while others get a little nervous when tasked with such an undertaking. But getting a head start and staying organized can make planning a Thanksgiving meal much easier than it looks.
The grants will help pay for the conversion or purchase of 351 natural gas vehicles and 337 propane vehicles.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new plan to reduce the required amount of biofuels to be produced in 2014 by 2.94 billion gallons would reduce incentive for biofuels growth, Purdue University energy policy specialist Wally Tyner said. Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman professor of agricultural economics, commented on the EPA’s […]
MADISON, Wis. — Between 1965 and 1970, graduate students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and other institutions hit the road to capture the unique character of the way Americans speak. They recorded the words, phrases, pronunciations and pieces of grammar and syntax that vary from one part of the country to another. That groundbreaking work […]
CARROLLTON, Ohio — Garner Auctioneers, LLC, held its third annual porcelain-tin advertising auction with 319 lots selling. The auction was a great success. An 8-by-8 foot New Idea sign brought $1200, a 1940s Packard lighted clock went for $1,025 and a 3-by-8 foot Popsicle sign went to a bidder for $500. A tin Heinz homestyle […]
Editor: I was troubled by the guest commentary of professor Arnold Oliver. (When I was in Vietnam, I was no hero; Nov. 14, 2013). What bothered me was not so much his words: he says he was no hero and I believe him. He says he did not witness any heroism in his year in […]
it is anticipated that in coming years there will be a better balance between the crop production sector and the animal sector.
ALLEDONIA, Ohio— Tucked away in Alledonia, Ohio, is a man with a passion for mustangs, not the hot rod type with horsepower under the hood, but the type that run wild in the western United States. Nelson Lindsey got the bug for mustangs in the 1990s. He started researching the breed and immediately felt a […]
FOSTORIA, Ohio —Ag Credit, ACA, a member-owned cooperative with more than $1.43 billion in assets, announced Nov. 19 financial results for the first nine months of calendar year 2013. Net income for the first nine months of 2013 was $23.8 million, compared with $19.3 million for the same period in 2012. The increase in net […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — Sheep producers can learn innovative new techniques to produce consistent, high quality lamb and how to better market their specialty meats during a two-day course Dec. 17-18. The course will be taught by livestock experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and industry experts. The Lamb 509 […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania producers have until Jan. 15 to report crops that have a Nov. 15 reporting deadline, without paying a late-file fee. Crops under this waiver include fall-planted small grains, fall forage seeding, and native and improved grasses intended for grazing or haying. The Risk Management Agency (RMA) did not grant a waiver, […]
COLUMBUS — Reports from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) show the development of Ohio’s mineral resources in 2012 produced more than $2.7 billion worth of geologic commodities, including increases in the extracted amount of oil, natural gas, limestone, sand and gravel. The 2012 Report on Ohio Mineral Industries: An Annual Summary of the […]
New app provides access to Forest Service maps, such as motor-vehicle-use maps, which are free, while pages from national forest atlases are 99 cents and forest visitor maps are $4.99.
Think you’re healthy because you work out? Although your exercise regimen is good for your body, it may not be enough to counteract the negative effects of sitting.
Cold weather is here and it’s time to winterize the car, pull out the space heaters, and thwart invading rodents. For pet owners, however, these common seasonal activities should be approached with caution because of the potential hazards for pets.