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Checkoff passed by Ky. beef producers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Kentucky beef cattle producers voted to assess themselves an additional $1 per head on cattle marketed in Kentucky in a statewide referendum held in November.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Belmont, Monroe counties lead Ohio permitting

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources granted 79 permits during the month of November.

Penn State links with vet school in Glasgow

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

After successfully completing their senior year, they will receive a bachelor’s degree from Penn State while continuing to pursue their veterinary degree at the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine.

Toledo mayor wants presidential executive order for Lake Erie algae problem

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The economic impact of Lake Erie’s toxic algae blooms on the city of Toledo totalled an estimated $2.2 million to $2.5 million.

Trumbull County: Conservationists’ efforts are honored

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Trumbull County Cooperator of Year was awarded to the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.

Usefulness of farm data to change with new Farm Bill provisions

Monday, December 8, 2014

Today, more than 60 percent of farmers have access to precision technology, and about 90 percent of farm machinery can connect to the Internet and transmit data, but almost all of that data isn’t used by farmers.

Richland County food pantry competes for grant money

Monday, December 8, 2014

Rural Ohio food pantry among those competing in Walmart’s Food Pantry Holiday Makeover.

Coal-filled stockings just got cheaper thanks to lower prices

Monday, December 8, 2014

Coal prices have risen slightly in the past year, but the increase has been so minimal — at 2 percent, or $5-7 per ton — that consumers will not feel the impact.

Poinsettias not so poisonous: Tips on keeping your plant healthy all year

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Follow these tips and your poinsettia will look great all year.

How does the PUCO monitor pipeline safety?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

In Ohio, more than 3 million people use natural gas, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) oversees more than 56,000 miles of distribution lines, which provide natural gas to individual users, as well as more than 10,000 miles of transmission lines.

Ceftiofur largely misused in animals on American dairy farms

Friday, December 5, 2014

The drug could create antibiotic-resistant bacteria, increasing the chances of infection in humans that can’t be treated by conventional medicine.

Boards unite to view Utica Shale Academy program

Friday, December 5, 2014

Board members from the Jefferson County Educational Service Center, Southern Local Schools and the Utica Shale Academy got a first-hand look at the new conversion school which is preparing students for a future in the oil and gas industry.

Mid-Ohio Growers Meeting coming to Dalton

Friday, December 5, 2014

Meeting will offer ‘down-to-earth education’ for the serious grower.

Top 10 gifts for homesteaders

Thursday, December 4, 2014

If you know someone who’s goal is to “live off the grid,” there are some gifts that they’ll find handy as they rely on the land and become self-sustaining.

USDA extends dairy Margin Protection Program deadline, again

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Farmers now have more time to sign up for the dairy Margin Protection Program. The new deadline is Dec. 19.

Poultry production may be ramping up

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Broiler growers in the United States reportedly placed 166 million chicks for meat production, which was also up by 3 percent from November 2013.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Dec. 4, 2014:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

BROOKFIELD, Ohio — At their monthly November meeting, the Brookfield 4-H Friends invited Eagle Scout Matt Turner to discuss flag etiquette, flag retirement, and how to properly fold a flag. Newly elected officers include: president, Robbie Dixon; vice president, Amanda Wylie; secretary, Conner Dixon; treasurer, Josie Wagner; safety officer, Luke Wagner; health officer, Brandon Trinckes; […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Dec. 4, 2014:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

WEST SALEM, Ohio — Northwestern FFA members competed Nov. 25 in the county parliamentary procedure contest and district job interview contest held at Triway High School. The novice parliamentary procedure team was made up of Amaya White (chair), Cody Tegtmeier (chair), Emily Finley, Rae Rempher, Kennedy Hoffer, Christie Franks, David Miley, Austen Wood, and Jessie […]

Letter to the editor: Global warming and radicals

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Common sense seems never to pop into the minds of radicals, according to the letter’s author.

Cornell to offer online classes in small farms program

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ITHACA, N.Y — A lineup of online courses are offered this winter and spring by the Cornell Small Farms Program. Here are the next courses in the line-up: BF 102: Markets and Profits is a six week online course aimed at aspiring farmers still forming their farm plans. They will be held Jan. 15 to […]

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