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Snow geese likely victims of avian cholera

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

About 2,000 snow geese on their return flight home to Alaska were found dead in southeastern Idaho.

Some still skeptical of beef checkoff changes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group has signed a memorandum of understanding detailing enhancements to the national beef checkoff. Not all stakeholders, however, are in line with the proposed changes.

No clear-cut answer: Forestry groups say checkoff battle is not over

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — The Ohio Forestry Association has yet to take an official stance against the proposed Hardwood Lumber and Hardwood Plywood Promotion, Research and Information Order. But it may be coming soon. At its annual meeting earlier this year, many OFA members were surprised to learn a hardwood checkoff proposal was still being considered […]

Record low snowpack in Cascades, Sierra Nevada

Friday, March 13, 2015

WASHINGTON — Warm temperatures in February contributed to further snowpack decline in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada.

Proposed rules set for drone use; comment until April 24

Friday, March 13, 2015

The FAA will accept public comment on proposed drone use rules until April 24,but don’t look for the final rules until at least next year.

Cyanobacteria could help manage nitrogen to benefit Chesapeake Bay

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cyanobacteria are a potential tool to increase nitrogen-use efficiency.

Judy Ligo: ‘I had to prove I knew what I was doing’

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The second in our Women in Agriculture series: It is much easier for women to be involved in agriculture than it was 30 years ago when Judy Ligo was starting out. “You had to work your way in and prove you knew what you were doing.”

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 12, 2015:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

GREENFORD, Ohio — The Greenford Busy Bees met Feb. 23 to elect officers for the upcoming year. New leaders include: president, Addie Flowers; vice president, Alaina Courtwright; secretary, Delaney Less; assistant secretary, Olivia Wince; health officer, Tara Wine; safety officer, Genesis Johnson; news reporter, Maureen Baker.   * * * BURTON, Ohio — Geauga Beef […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 12, 2015:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA chapter sent officer books, state and American degree applications and proficiency applications to be judged at the district level Feb. 10. Jason Jenkins (reporter), Elise Neville (secretary) and Terry Medley (treasurer) each received a gold rating on their officer books. They will receive an award at state convention […]

Marcellus and Utica shale: New permit spike in Monroe and Noble counties

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 43 new permits in February, up from 32 new permits in January.


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