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Opting out: Farm bill exempts more organic farmers from checkoffs

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A proposed rule change announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Dec. 15 would expand an exemption from national research and promotion check off orders to include 95 percent organic farmers, handlers, marketers and importers — otherwise known as “primary organic” operations.

National alfalfa ratings posted online

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Database allows you to search varieties.

Mid-Ohio Growers Meeting offers practical, profitable approach

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Despite inclement weather, growers came from across Ohio and other states to brush up on their growing and marketing skills.

Mahoning County: Study confirms connection between fracking and earthquake risk

Monday, January 12, 2015

A study from Miami University researchers shows that 77 earthquakes were produced while a Utica shale well was being fracked.

Used combines from across state lines can spread No. 1 weed

Monday, January 12, 2015

Know where your feed, seed and equipment come from.

XTO to restore areas damaged by gas extraction

Sunday, January 11, 2015

XTO will spend an estimated $3 million to restore eight sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands and will also implement a comprehensive plan to comply with federal and state water protection laws at the company’s West Virginia’s oil and gas extraction facilities that use horizontal drilling methods.

Nutrient balance and integrated management are keys to optimal corn yields

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Cropping systems specialists from Kansas State University and Purdue University have completed a comprehensive review of corn research in the U.S. and worldwide over the past 100 years.

Farming in the cold

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The extreme cold weather we have been experiencing often times prompts radio and TV newscasts to remind us of items such as to keep your pets inside and how to care for your pets during the cold weather.

FirstEnergy projects support expanding shale gas facilities in Ohio Edison territory

Saturday, January 10, 2015

New facilities, including a high-voltage substation and transmission lines, were completed to accommodate new natural gas processing facilities and other energy-intensive operations in Ohio’s Utica Shale region.

Farm bureaus join forces to teach how to test drinking water

Friday, January 9, 2015

The US EPA recommends that private water wells be checked every year for the presence of coliform bacteria, nitrates, and any other contaminants of local concern.

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