In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on some of the proposals set before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee in its hearings on the next farm bill.
The Holden Arboretum at Kirtland encompasses more than 3,400 acres, and has trails through gardens, fields, woods, past ponds, and down into the valley. Tours are available.
Secretary of Agriculture Veneman announces additional actions to address reasonable concerns to ensure responsible implementation.
Calvin Ernst has built a successful conservation seed company on a base of growing common weeds.
With nearly a half million votes logged, the oak received more than 100,000 votes in the National Arbor Day national tree poll.
Herbicides applied at planting need a half inch to 1 inch of rainfall within seven to 10 days, and more rain is needed in overly dry soils.
The Northeast Ohio Forestry Association met recently for the 29th annual banquet and benefit auction.
State representatives spoke at the annual Columbiana and Mahoning county ag leaders’ breakfast May 4.
The annual Waynedale FFA member recognition banquet honored Star Greenhands, Star Chapter Farmers, Honorary Chapter Farmer, and crowned a new FFA queen.
House and Senate budget negotiators have committed an extra $79 billion to agriculture.
For the 19th consecutive year, Ohio has retained its standing as the nation’s leader in the number of Tree City USA communities.
A Wayne County landowner applying liquid manure through an irrigation system had manure ran down both sides of a knoll into Steele Ditch, resulting in resulted in a damaged stream, loss of aquatic life and five miles of upset land owners.
The new first-place premium in four classes – grain seeds, wheat, oats and “other grain” – have been doubled, from $5 to $10 per winning entry. Second-place premiums in those classes were increased to $5, from $4.
J. Edward Ketz, associate professor of accounting in Penn State’s Smeal College of Business Administration, says nnless significant reforms are undertaken soon, a major consequence of government’s budget deceptions is that Social Security will be unable to pay retirees any benefits in 15 or so years.
The 17th annual Panhandle Piecemakers Quilt Show will be held June 8-9 at the John D. Rockefeller Career Center in New Cumberland, W.Va.
An international strategist who studies global mergers says megamergers between giants turn out like bad marriages instead of sound business deals.
Marcia Millman explains seven stories of love in her newest book.
Erik Weihenmayer will make history as he leaves Base Camp in his quest to become the first blind person to successfully reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Tour stops include the Nichols Farm, J Bar A Herefords, Calvin Gerwin and Sons, Bill J. Bowling Farm, Larry and Becky Warns and Tom Dierksheide.
The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index tumbled nearly eight points in April.