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Harsh winter results in small peach crop

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Some farmers have had no choice but to cut down their dead peach trees and plant new ones.

Portage County Fair auction 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Portage County Fair held another successful auctions, with several new records.

Conservation, not regulation, to help control Lake Erie’s algae problem

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fertilizer conservation may be the answer to reducing phosphorus runoff from farms into Lake Erie, according to Mansfield News Journal.

Lake Erie: challenges ahead, but progress being made

Monday, August 25, 2014

OSU holds science writers workshop to update media about issues facing Lake Erie.

NOAA says Lake Erie algae forecast unchanged

Monday, August 25, 2014

NOAA scientist gives late-summer update on algae forecast.

New program to help farmers better use nitrogen fertilizer

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A new computer program could help farmers control their nitrogen fertilizer usage.

Millions of Americans struggle to put food on the table despite rising employment

Friday, August 22, 2014

Even though statistics say that U.S. employment is rising, the number of Americans who face food insecurity will not necessarily fall, according to Huffington Post.

Close race for Missouri farming rights amendment could prompt a recount

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Even though Missouri’s Constitutional Amendment 1 was passed on Aug. 5, a recount is expected.

Southeastern Ohio hills alive with farm family history

Thursday, August 21, 2014

When Ezekial Cole purchased 140 acres of land in an area that would eventually become Wayne Township in Jefferson County, Ohio, it is unlikely he considered how, or if, the family farm would be operating 206 years later. “It just makes you proud to keep the farm going,” Carl Kithcart, Cole’s great-great-great-great grandson said.

Recalled beef leads to prosecution for employees

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Owners and two employees of a slaughterhouse that processed bad beef are now facing charges.

Retiring Ohio Holstein editor helped ‘bridge the gap’

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ohio Holstein magazine editor retiring after accomplished career.

The Mason jar through the years

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Mason jar was once a staple for 19th and early 20th century living, but now it has become a modern, hip trend for some.

Federal officials announce more Lake Erie funding

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Brown, Kaptur announce more funding for Lake Erie algae issues.

Do you know what’s in your processed food? FDA may not know, either

Monday, August 18, 2014

The FDA is unaware of many additives that are used in processed foods, some of which cause illnesses.

Ohio Holstein sale averages $3,341

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Ohio Holstein Summer Extravaganza Sale was held Aug. 16 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster.

Gas compressor station approved in Beaver County, Pennsylvania; threatens agriculture

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PowerSource reports that the proposed gas compressor station in the Marcellus Shale region of Beaver County, Pennsylvania has been approved, despite pleas from area residents.

Canfield Fair Pumpkin Show: Growing a giant

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Canfield Fair Pumpkin Show celebrates its 53rd year.

Manure Science Review encourages Ohio farmers to get technical

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ohio’s Manure Science Review breaks down the science of livestock waste application.

Record Ohio harvest, though some futures prices don’t match yield

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ohio’s corn yield is expected to exceed last year’s harvest, but the state’s soybean yield is predicted to be flat, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Royalty battle: Pennsylvania landowners file $5 billion suit against Chesapeake

Friday, August 15, 2014

A $5 billion dollar class action lawsuit has been filed by Pennsylvania landowners against Chesapeake Energy Corp. and its subsidiary, Access Midstream Partners, over gas and oil royalties.

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