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Mercer County Safety first, farm work second

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MERCER, Pa. — As the summer heats up and the list of tasks on the farm grows, some farmers take shortcuts to safety in order to get the job done faster. Safety Day The Penn State Extension-Mercer County office held Safety Day July 10 to remind everyone, including youth, that safety should come first. The […]

April showers didn’t stop Ohio crops

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Even though spring was chilly and wet, crops in Ohio have bounced back from delayed starts.

Post-retirement business promotes healthy living

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

After retirement, Richland County woman launched a new business to grow her own food and improve her family’s health.

“Superweeds” a problem for farmers

Monday, July 14, 2014

“Superweeds’ are taking over some U.S. farms due to herbicide resistance.

Census shows farmland depleted in Kentucky

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s report shows that Kentucky has lost over 900,000 acres of farmland and roughly 8,000 farms even though an emerging trend of locally-grown food is on the rise.

Different crops may have a place in the fields

Saturday, July 12, 2014

In Ontario, Oregon and the surrounding region, crops like quinoa, camelina and pumpkins may turn out to be more than just experimental.

Amid border crisis, farm groups call for immigration reform

Friday, July 11, 2014

Farmers hope to keep immigration reform alive, want action this year.

Farming: The new retirement plan

Friday, July 11, 2014

A new trend is emerging among retirees: starting farms.

Scientists predict ‘significant’ harmful algal bloom in western Lake Erie this summer

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Overall bloom will be smaller than in 2013 with varying impacts across lake’s western basin

“Community-supported agriculture”: Locally-grown food is in demand

Thursday, July 10, 2014

There is an increased demand for locally-grown food in urban and suburban areas, so many people are interested in starting small farms without moving to stereotypical “farm land.”

Saving limbs, to saving life: Chain saw safety is more than a buzzword

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Reporter Chris Kick recently attended a chain saw safety workshop with the Ohio Forestry Association. This is his account of the experience.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 10, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

During the Sew Sew Sweet 4-H sewing club’s June meeting, a member brought up her idea for her community project.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 10, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Pymatuning Valley FFA chapter has remained busy the first month of summer.

Marcellus and Utica shale drilling permits: Monroe County is drilling hot spot

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported 25 new permits were issued for drilling in Monroe County during June.

Agricultural Act to ease new farmers’ into trade

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

In order to encourage young farmers in the industry, the Agricultural Act of 2014 will provide funding for programs and initiatives to train and mentor them.

Harrison County Fair auction results

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Auction results from the 2014 Harrison County Fair in Cadiz, Ohio.

Census of Agriculture: North Dakota ranked first in farm size

Monday, July 7, 2014

When it comes to the size of farms, The Census of Agriculture ranks North Dakota first among the states in the number of large farms.

Ohio farm groups announce new water quality initiative

Monday, July 7, 2014

The diverse group is lead by farm bureau members, universities, business and industry leaders. It plans to conduct an opinion poll over the next few weeks.

Ohio sheep producers eligible for FSA help with Cache Valley Virus

Monday, July 7, 2014

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Ohio was recently approved to accept Cache Valley Virus (CVV) as a qualifying disease for the FSA Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program.

Ohio man wins 2014 ‘Super Summer Slam Down’ bid calling championship

Monday, July 7, 2014

Peter Gehres, of Hilliard, Ohio, was named 2014 bid calling champion June 11 at the “Super Summer Slam Down” bid calling championship, part of the Midwest Auctioneers Roundup, held in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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