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New drilling fees proposal now available for public review

Friday, February 13, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The public can review and comment on a proposal that will better enable the Department of Environmental Protection to cover the increased costs and staffing needs for overseeing Pennsylvania’s booming natural gas industry. The Department of Environmental Protection hopes to replace the $100 flat fee for drilling permits with a sliding scale […]

Beef demand study reveals importance of product convenience, nutrition, safety

Friday, February 13, 2009

MANHATTAN, Kan. — A comprehensive study conducted by agricultural economists at Kansas State University and Michigan State University revealed areas in which the beef industry can concentrate its efforts to strengthen beef demand, despite a sagging global and U.S. economy. Important factors The study showed nutrition, safety and convenience remain important factors when it comes […]

Ohio’s first lady and Department of Aging honor long-married volunteers

Friday, February 13, 2009

COLUMBUS — First Lady Frances Strickland and the Ohio Department of Aging honored couples for their dedication to marriage and volunteerism at the 10th annual Joined Hearts in Giving celebration, held in observance of Valentine’s Day at the governor’s residence in Columbus. Commitment Joined Hearts in Giving honors Ohioans at least 60 years old who […]

Researcher details role of apples in inhibiting breast cancer

Friday, February 13, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. — Six studies published in the past year by a Cornell researcher add to growing evidence that an apple a day — as well as daily helpings of other fruits and vegetables — can help keep the breast cancer doctor away. Fresh apple extracts In one of his recent papers, published in the […]

Farm Bureaus to offer tips during Food Check-Out Week

Friday, February 13, 2009

WASHINGTON — Farmer and rancher members of many local Farm Bureaus will reach out to consumers with practical information and tips on how to put nutritious meals on the table with fewer dollars during Food Check-Out Week, Feb. 15-21. Theme Stretching Your Grocery Dollar With Healthy, Nutritious Food, the new official theme of Farm Bureau’s […]

Time to apply for an Ohio ag easement

Thursday, February 12, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio farmers wishing to preserve their farmland through the Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program can now find the 2009 application on the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Web site. The applications are used by the department to evaluate and purchase agricultural easements in an effort to preserve Ohio’s farmland. Deadline All applications […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 12, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Laurel FFA will host the Buckeye Donkey Basketball Show at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Laurel High School gymnasium in New Castle, Pa. A playoff between the winning teams will determine this year’s champion. Specially selected donkeys will be used for this show. * * * ASHLAND, Ohio — On Jan. […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 12, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

BOWERSTON, Ohio — The Silver Spurs 4-H club met Jan. 29 at the Bowerston Public Library with 19 members present. The club welcomed three new members — Helena Gladman, Lacey Shuss and Dani Snyder — bringing the total membership to 21. Bylaws were reviewed and updated for 2009. Members turned in new project enrollment forms, […]

Wayne County farm gets $250,000 clean coal grant

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority has approved a $250,000 grant to co-fund the design of a 10 million BTU hybrid fluidized bed gasifier for use in heating greenhouses at Cedar Lane Farms in Wooster, Ohio.

Biotechnology endorsement expands

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — According to the Risk Management Agency, the Pilot Biotech Yield Endorsement has been replaced by the Biotechnology Endorsement (BE). Expands coverage This endorsement expands coverage to additional triple stack technologies that enhance protection against above-ground lepidopteron pests and below-ground corn rootworm damage, and confer tolerance to certain herbicides. For the 2009 crop […]


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