Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Chesapeake Bay

Conservation districts divided over whether to conduct farm inspections.

The Holmes County Fair held its first livestock auction at the new fairgrounds.
Schott Fire

Schott Feed and Supply, Inc. in Alliance, Ohio, was destroyed in an early morning fire Aug. 16.
Ohio farmland

Agricultural soil phosphorus levels held steady or trended downward in at least 80 percent of Ohio counties from 1993 through 2015. Less phosphorus in soil = reduced phosphorus runoff risk.

The 2016 Ashtabula County Fair market livestock sale totaled more than $290,500. Check out the list of this year's champions.
ethanol chart

Total capacity of U.S. ethanol plants increased by more than 500 million gallons per year in January 2016, compared with January 2015.
drilling rig

Ohio issued only 19 drilling permits in the Utica Shale in July, signaling continued pull-back in oil and gas industry. In contrast, Pennsylvania granted 100 permits.

Essential oils, popular home remedies, are being accidentally ingested by small children, sending them to emergency care.
Waterman Rendering

Donation creates facilities fund for outreach, research on urban farm.
4-H logo

This week's roundup includes news from the Breeders and Feeders, Geauga Prime Time and the Hancock County 4-H clubs.
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