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Lower winter heating costs predicted for Ohio

Friday, October 3, 2014

Ohioans should see lower natural gas heating bills this winter.

Jewett farm builds corn maze to raise money

Friday, October 3, 2014

The inaugural season of the Jewett Wildcat Community Center corn maze opened Sept. 19 and will run through Nov. 2, in conjunction with the community center’s annual Harco House of Horrors haunted house fundraiser.

Mahoning Valley industries on EPA’s greenhouse gas report

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its latest annual report, and several Mahoning Valley industries and landfills have made the list.

OSU economist says taxing farmers would resolve phosphorus issue

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Economist says a 135 percent tax would result in an acceptable reduction in phosphorus leaving farmers’ fields

MWCD board cuts assessments in half

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Property owners will see their assessments paid to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District cut in half beginning next year.

Western Pa. farm roots reach to 1769

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Nearly 250 years of family ancestry, local legend, historical records and funny anecdotes tell a story of a family’s love for their land.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Oct. 2, 2014:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

BURTON, Ohio — The Breeders and Feeders 4-H club finished off the year at the Great Geauga County Fair. Members held an end-of-the-year picnic and discussed the club’s next fundraiser. At the Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 4 and 5, the club members will have games and baked goods for sale along with vegetables from gardens. […]

Kentucky harvests hemp crop Sept. 23

Thursday, October 2, 2014

University of Kentucky researchers harvested the university’s first hemp crop in decades Sept. 23.

Penn State app lets dairymen pencil out options

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Today’s increased investment cost for replacement animals has producers examining heifer inventories and replacement needs.

Feed from genetically modified crops has no adverse effects

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Since their introduction in 1996, genetically engineered, often called genetically modified, feed crops have become an increasing component of livestock diets.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of October 2, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Buckeye Central FFA members participated in the Crawford County Soil Judging Contest Sept. 23.

Beware elevated risk for silo gas

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A recent death and serious injury resulting from gases inside a Lancaster County, Pa., silo are grim reminders to those working and living on farms that gases produced during the fermentation process can be deadly.

Pennsylvania auctions nutrient credits

Thursday, October 2, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with financial information services company Markit, have held the third “forward” auction in 2014 for the sale and purchase of nutrient credits in Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay watershed. What is it A “forward” auction means that the certified credits […]

Preserving Kister Mill

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

In two years, the historic Kister Mill in southwest Wayne County will turn 200.

Ohio’s water quality issue mostly voluntary, for now

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

LONDON, Ohio — So far, most of the conservation practices in the Lake Erie watersheds and across Ohio are done on a voluntary basis, and farmers generally want to keep it that way. But that could change, depending on the situation in Ohio’s water bodies. Terry Cosby, the state conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources […]

Gypsum: the mineral that could help balance others

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A byproduct of coal-fired power plants could make an exceptional soil amendment and help reduce nutrient loss.

Heritage Co-op announces Kenton ag campus expansion

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Heritage Cooperative expands its Kenton, Ohio, facility.

OSU vet debunks cattlemen’s myths

Monday, September 29, 2014

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association combined forces with the Carroll County 4-H and OSU Extension for a fall meeting to find out the best way to winterize a cattle herd. Organizers like John McKarns and Dr. Keith Burgett said without the organizations working together, the event wouldn’t have come together. The event […]

Foundation releases new My American Farm app

Monday, September 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 22, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new version of its popular My American Farm app for iPads, Android tablets and Kindle Fire. The app is available for download on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. The new version of the app, My American Farm 2.0, contains […]

EPA drops West Virginia farm’s Clean Water Act case

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has dropped an appeal for a ruling concerning a West Virginia farm.

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