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Rock River Laboratory opens satellite location

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rock River Lab opens a Wooster, Ohio, facility.

Pennsylvania man driving tractor nationwide to support wounded soldiers

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ivan Stoltzfus, who is driving his antique tractor coast to coast to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, made stops in Wayne and Ashland counties May 13.

EPA seeking comment on enhancing transparency for fracking chemicals

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WASHINGTON — EPA announced it will seek public comment on what information could be reported and disclosed for hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures and the approaches for obtaining this information, including non-regulatory approaches. EPA is also soliciting input on incentives and recognition programs that could support the development and use of safer chemicals in hydraulic […]

Homemade stink bug traps squash store models

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Stink bugs invading your home? This homemade, inexpensive stink bug trap works better than pricier store models! With video!

Ohio beef checkoff collection starts in June

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Ohio Beef Council will begin collecting the additional $1 state beef checkoff June 2.

Federal climate change report says food, ag production could be in jeopardy

Monday, May 12, 2014

Report warns that “climate disruptions” could challenge yields and world food security by 2050.

Insects represent a link for antibiotic resistant traits

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Common insects can carry antibiotic-resistant material.

Pipeline easements: Get what you want, up front and in writing

Friday, May 9, 2014

SALEM, Ohio — Are you being wooed by a landman for a pipeline easement? You may want to slow down the relationship and think about what you want before jumping in. Remember, this is a lifetime commitment. And it won’t be a relationship between you and the landman. The pipeline easement will be relationship between […]

Richfield residents asked to support Girl Scout camp

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Editor: The people of Richfield have an incredible opportunity to maintain the rural character of their community while creating a beautiful recreation destination within one of Richfield’s best kept secrets. Richfield Township and Richfield Village are in series of discussions about the formation of a joint park district specifically for the purpose of creating a […]

Utica and Marcellus shale: Southeastern Ohio is drilling hot spot

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 15 new permits for shale play wells in Belmont County in April, the most granted in any Ohio county.

Five sheep mentoring field days set in Pa.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

FURNACE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Sheep & Wool Growers Association has combined efforts with the American Sheep Industry to offer mentoring opportunities to people interested in becoming shepherds. “In order to keep the industry’s infrastructure, we need more lamb and wool,” explained Clint Krebs, President of the American Sheep Industry. With efforts to help rebuild […]

Ohio a great place to get out on a bike

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

COLUMBUS — The League of American Bicyclists ranked Ohio 16th on its 2014 “Bicycle Friendly States” ranking. Ohio’s 2014 Bicycle Friendly Report Card recognizes improvements in education and encouragement through Safe Routes to School, Share the Road, and other local and regional programs encouraging safe bicycling and walking. To help improve the state’s previous ranking […]

USDA releases 2012 ag census

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Census data is compiled once every five years and provides insight into the U.S. farmer demographics, economics and production practices.

Participants needed for groundwater study in Ohio

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Scientists from the University of Cincinnati will conduct groundwater sampling from privately owned wells this May to investigate the impacts of fracking on water quality in eastern Ohio. The research team will be traveling to various eastern Ohio counties, including Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Belmont, Noble and Guernsey, to take groundwater samples. Study […]

EPA accepting comments on registration of Enlist Duo

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The EPA is accepting public comments on a proposal to register Enlist Duo containing glyphosate and the choline salt of 2,4-D for use in controlling weeds in corn and soybeans genetically engineered (GE) to tolerate 2,4-D.

Water… More valuable than gold

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Editor: The old saw “To a thirsty man, water is more valuable than gold” has never been more true than it is today. As a tradable commodity over the past 10 years the S&P 500 Global Water index has outperformed the bellwether gold and energy indices. In fact, water outperformed the stock market in the […]

Illinois farm named national historic landmark

Monday, May 5, 2014

WASHINGTON —The National Park Service has designated four new national historic landmarks, including the Adlai E. Stevenson II Farm, Mettawa, Ill. The other national historic landmarks include the Detroit Industry Murals, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Mich.; George Nakashima Woodworker Complex, Bucks County, Pa, and 1956 Grand Canyon TWA-United Airlines Aviation Accident Site, Grand Canyon […]

Livestock composting workshop offers certification

Monday, May 5, 2014

CALDWELL, Ohio — Livestock producers wanting to handle the death of their animals in an economical and environmentally beneficial way can earn livestock mortality composting certification through a course offered by experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Whether a result of illness, old age, natural disasters or birthing problems, […]

Ohio FFA members told to defend their dreams

Monday, May 5, 2014

Keynote speaker: “If you don’t stand up for yourselves, if you don’t honor and respect who you are, why should anyone else?”

Ohio FFA Convention in photos

Friday, May 2, 2014

Photos from first day of Ohio FFA Convention.

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