ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens Soil and Water Conservation District is organizing a cover crop bus tour Nov. 21, thanks in part to a nutrient management grant from OFSWCC and the 4R Initiative. Cover crops can reduce soil erosion and storm water runoff, increase water infiltration and subsoil water holding capacity, suppress weeds, provide integrated […]
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Geological Survey collaborated on a recent USGS study on the origins of grass carp caught in the Lake Erie basin. The study analyzed four grass carp provided by commercial fishermen to ODNR from Ohio’s Sandusky River and concluded through bone analysis that the fish […]
WALNUT CREEK, Ohio — The Holmes SWCD board and staff will recognize outstanding conservation efforts at the Holmes SWCD annual meeting, Nov. 21 at the Carlisle Inn conference room in Walnut Creek. Two supervisors will be elected to the five-member SWCD board, with the election beginning at 6:15 p.m. and dinner served at 7 p.m. […]
Concerns have been raised over three separate bentonite, or drilling mud, leaks in Ohio and West Virginia since Oct. 24, but a geoscience expert with Penn State University said the incidents are not uncommon.
During a public information session Oct. 30, state and federal veterinary officials gave an update on the rule and how it will apply to cattle.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History chronicles the story of biotechnology and its impact on society in a new showcase display, “The Birth of Biotech,” which opened Oct. 25.
Biery Cheese Company of Louisville, Ohio, has purchased the Kickapoo Valley Cheese Corporation, based in Sherry, Wis.
New U.S. BSE regulations are based on internationally accepted scientific literature and standards set by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
Wilbur “Bill” Birney, 69, of Jewett, Ohio, died October 31, 2013, from injuries sustained in a semi-truck accident.
Before flushing medicine down the toilet, stop and think about a different way to dispose of it.
What level of fall wild turkey harvest by hunters causes population declines? That’s what researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are learning midway through a five-year study of the birds.
When the time comes to turn clocks back, eco-conscious men and women can employ various strategies to conserve energy.
Farm bill conference took years to reach — members hope it doesn’t take years to finish
Banksy’s moving art installation, “Sirens of the Lambs,” toured the city. The fake slaughterhouse truck was filled with stuffed animals.
LEXINGTON, Ky., – University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host the UK Equine Showcase Feb. 7 and the fifth annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course Feb. 8-9, both at the Four Points Sheraton, 1938 Stanton Way, in Lexington. The UK Equine Showcase, now in its third year, will highlight the university’s current equine programs and […]
Economists concerned about slashes in local, state-level statistical data.
Though movies don’t often feature farmers or farms, agriculture has had some nods from Hollywood in the past. Some of the movies that are farm-centric may not be the gigantic and special effects-motivated summer blockbuster like The Dark Knight or Marvel’s: The Avengers, but they’re good entertainment.
Donation stems from views of Paul Harvey “Farmer” advertisement after Super Bowl airing.
First EQIP application selection Nov. 15.
As winter quickly approaches and more Ohioans look to firewood to help heat their homes, David Daniels, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, is asking Ohioans to be aware of some basic tips to help when purchasing wood.