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Utica and Marcellus shale: Permitting tempers in Ohio in Feb.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Harrison County is leading the way for the number of Utica shale permits issued in the state of Ohio.

Ohio water quality bill moving through capitol

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ohio’s nutrient and water quality bill seen as a good defense against federal regulation.

Ohio Beef Expo: The trade show is growing again

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Ohio Beef Expo takes place March 14-16 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.

Reduce inflammation and feel better beginning with your next meal

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Science continues to expose connections between our food choices, inflammation, and the incidence of chronic diseases like arthritis.

Plans set for Northeast Ohio Winter Grape School set for March 17

Saturday, March 1, 2014

OSU Extension, KSU Vesta Program, and the Ashtabula Research Station for the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center are co-sponsoring the Northeast Ohio Winter Grape School from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 17 at the Geneva Lodge and Conference Center in Geneva-on-the-Lake.

Biomass crop production: Carbon sequestration not so simple

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Findings at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are providing information about the soil carbon dynamics that play a crucial role in lifecycle assessments of bioenergy production. These studies at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency, support the USDA priority of developing new sources of bioenergy.

OSU Extension conferences to help small farm owners

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Small farmers wanting to expand or make their farms work more efficiently, or landowners who are new to agriculture and are looking for ways to utilize acreage, can learn entrepreneurial tips from agricultural experts with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences during a series of small farms conferences in March.

HSUS, OFU members hold meeting to discuss farmer co-ops

Friday, February 28, 2014

Group meets in Ohio to discuss how a co-op could help farmers, especially marketers of grass-fed beef.

Conference addresses mastitis and milk quality

Friday, February 28, 2014

To help dairy farmers, veterinarians and other agricultural industry professionals understand how to prevent and treat mastitis, the Penn State Extension Veterinary Team is hosting the Penn State Mastitis and Milk Quality Conference, March 25-26 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantville.

Pork lovers asked to share their love

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Pork Checkoff has been celebrating the love of pork with consumers, through an integrated marketing program, including a national pork share-a-thon.

Purdue sponsoring specialty foods workshop March 13

Friday, February 28, 2014

A Purdue University workshop March 13 will offer guidance on how to start a specialty food business.

Why are conditions so dry in California?

Friday, February 28, 2014

California is supposed to be the Golden State. Make that golden brown. The entire west coast of the U.S. is changing color as the deepest drought in more than a century unfolds.

Chesapeake Energy reports 2013 finances; still waiting on infrastructure in Utica shale

Friday, February 28, 2014

As of Dec. 31, 2013, Chesapeake has drilled 425 wells in the Utica, including 230 producing wells and 195 wells awaiting pipeline connection or in various stages of completion.

Potatoes come in more sizes, colors than most Americans know

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mashed, smashed and fried, Americans love potatoes, but only a few varieties are grown in much of North American agriculture.

Experts research engineering industrial waste into proppants for shale gas and oil recovery

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Industrial and domestic waste materials are viable alternative sources of raw materials for engineering proppants — particles used to open rock fractures — for use in shale gas and oil recovery, according to Penn State material scientists John Hellmann and Barry Scheetz.

Dairy farms are not a source of far-flung bioaerosols

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Agricultural Research Service microbiologist Rob Dungan is documenting how bioaerosol dispersal fluctuates throughout the day and year, their downwind concentrations, and factors that affect dispersal patterns.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 27, 2014:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA Chapter has an Ag in the Classroom committee that goes over to Northwestern Elementary once a month to teach elementary students about different aspects of agriculture. In the month of January, the students learned about poultry. The students were taught about some of the benefits and products that […]

Cache Valley virus hits Ohio flocks

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cache Valley virus causes infertility, abortions and congenital abnormalities in sheep. This year, there has been an increase in the number of cases diagnosed and reported by Ohio sheep producers.

Five agri-stories you should read today (2-26-2014)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Here’s the agri-stories you should read today, February 26, 2014. Today’s stories include more victims of the California drought, initiatives of the USDA to stem childhood obesity, and honeybee losses.

OSU grad enters dairy industry by designing, building new facilities

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paul Keener needed a dairy that was efficient, and in good order, so he built his own.


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