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Gypsy moth defoliates 44,282 acres in W.Va.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gypsy moth defoliated 44,282 acres of state, federal and private forestland in West Virginia in 2009, down from nearly 81,308 acres in 2008, according to studies conducted by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Commissioner Gus R. Douglass stated that “cool, moist conditions during late April and May were ideal for […]

Study: Higher pathogen loads in honey bees affected by colony collapse disorder

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Honey bees in colonies affected by colony collapse disorder have higher levels of pathogens — and are co-infected with a greater number of pathogens — than their non colony collapse disorder counterparts, but no individual pathogen can be singled out as the cause of colony collapse disorder, according to a new […]

Senate bill would boost dairy support price even higher

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Additional help may be on the way for dairy farmers.

Jefferson Co. tour shows importance of environmental stewardship

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Jefferson Soil and Conservation District shows how it is trying to protect the planet.

New device fights the spread of Lyme disease

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

WASHINGTON — A device called the “4-poster” Deer Treatment Bait Station, developed and patented by scientists with the Agricultural Research Service, was highly effective at reducing the number of ticks infected with the Lyme disease bacterium in a six-year USDA study in five Northeastern states — Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island […]

Dairyman begins cheese business with help from extension program

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Penn State’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship program is helping small farm owners succeed, even in today’s economy.

Basic cheese making workshop set

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio — Enhance your dairy operation with a farmstead cheese business with the aid of an Ohio State University Extension’s “Hands-on Basic Cheese Making — Enhancing Dairy Profitability with Cheese” workshop. Date and time This workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19-21 at the Grindstone Creek Lodge at 4-H […]

Mercer County 4-H Roundup Livestock Sale

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Find out the results from the 2009 Mercer County 4-H Roundup Sale of Champions, and check out sights from around the Mercer County 4-H park.

Whitehouse Christmas Tree Farm makes history

Monday, August 10, 2009

COLUMBUS — The owners of Whitehouse Christmas Tree Farm, Duke and Martha Wheeler, have a lot to be happy about. Grand slam Their operation won the Ohio Christmas tree producer’s grand slam by earning first place awards for their pine, spruce and fir trees exhibited at the 2009 Ohio State Fair as well as the […]

Looks like the taxpayer gets the short end of the stick again

Monday, August 10, 2009

Editor: I wonder how the 330 people in Richland County who own property in the Muskingum Watershed District that had to pay the assessment fee on their property that was supposed to be used to help rebuild dams and maintenance for the lakes feel now that $400,000 of the money went to pay raises. You […]


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