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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Census data is compiled once every five years and provides insight into the U.S. farmer demographics, economics and production practices.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Keynote speaker: “If you don’t stand up for yourselves, if you don’t honor and respect who you are, why should anyone else?”
What happens when millions of dead trees, killed by beetles, no longer need water?
Beef cattle, tractor collecting go hand-in-hand at the Duncan family farm.
WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association is sponsoring a lambing school May 10 at the OARDC Sheep Facility, located at 5651 Fredericksburg Road (County Road 501), Wooster. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the program getting underway at 9 a.m. The morning session will be presented by Kirsten Mierzwiak, of Berlin Vet […]
This Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) session will provide produce growers the basics of on-farm food safety.
Visionary leaders in Ohio’s farm community to be honored in August
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources released oil and gas well production results from the fourth quarter of 2013 on April 25.
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Power Siting Board will hold a public hearing to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about Greenwich Windpark, LLC’s proposal to construct a wind farm in Huron County. Location The hearing is scheduled for May 6 at 6 p.m., South Central High School, 3305 Greenwich Angling Road, Greenwich, Ohio. Greenwich […]
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture recently issued a stop-sale order for all 1.5 cubic foot bags of mulch produced by the Ohio Mulch company before April 6. Following up on a complaint, the department’s Division of Weights and Measures inspectors tested 1.5 cubic foot bags of Ohio Mulch products being offered for […]