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Potential horse owners: There are some things to consider before buying

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Whether raising a horse for pleasure or profession, it is important to know that caring for horses can be labor-intensive.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Pennsylvania still leading the way

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The applications for new Utica shale wells appear to have slowed in August, as only 38 permits were issued statewide by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Dairymen, two online tools can help with Margin Protection Program choice

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Online tools help dairymen calculate Margin Protection Program costs, as well as forecast MPP payments and the total MPP benefits the producer can anticipate.

Akron company builds drones for farm use

Monday, September 8, 2014

An Akron business specializes in building drones that can be used for farming practices.

Recount underway for Missouri “Right to Farm” amendment

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A recount is in the works for Missouri’s “Right to Farm” amendment, which narrowly passed last month.

Ag survey shows continued decline in Midwest, Mid-South farmland prices

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Amid excellent crop growing conditions and lower grain prices, farmland values in the Midwest and Mid-South continued to decline during the second quarter of 2014.

Mathematicians help California drought-weary berry growers address water issues

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Good math and iPads helping California berry growers.

Henry Ford Hospital replaces heart valve outside the heart

Friday, September 5, 2014

For the first time in the U.S., doctors at Henry Ford Hospital used a minimally invasive procedure to replace a failing, hard-to-reach heart valve with a new one — and placed it just outside the heart.

Looking ahead: natural gas supply, cost could be more than last year

Friday, September 5, 2014

A shortage in natural gas this winter isn’t likely, thanks to the shale gas industry.

OSU Extension to offer Small Farm College

Friday, September 5, 2014

The college is open to all new or aspiring farmers, new rural landowners, small farmers, and farm families looking for new ideas.

Study shows few differences between organic, conventional dairy

Friday, September 5, 2014

Study shows few nutritional differences between organic and conventional milk.

Greenhouse camel crickets abundant in eastern U.S.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

You might find an unfamiliar, cannibalistic creature in your basement, according to The Huffington Post.

ODA and OSU to hold fertilizer certification training

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Training opportunities to help farmers comply with new fertilizer law.

Gene discovery could lead to better soybean varieties for northern U.S.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Discovery could help improve U.S. soybeans.

Business has changed, but farm is a Theaker family tradition

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Richard Theaker’s first ancestors in Ohio were blacksmiths by trade and the deed to the first Theaker property in Ohio was, in fact, written on sheepskin.

A round-up of FFA news for the week of September 4, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Three members of the Minerva FFA participated in the Columbiana County Fair FFA co-op food stand: Lurena Kimble, Bryce Fankhauser, and Kaitelyn Wayts.

Ohio Supreme Court to hear mineral rights case

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The case is gaining interest because the decision could impact landowners in Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe and Noble counties.

Farms: One size doesn’t fit all

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

In regards to pollution, production and other factors, does the size of a farm matter?

What’s being done about the world’s food waste?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The world wastes more food than you think.

Photos from the 2014 Great Geauga County Fair

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Here’s a photo gallery from Aug. 30 at the Great Geauga County Fair.

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