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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.

Bark beetles change Rocky Mountain stream flows, affect water quality

Friday, May 2, 2014

What happens when millions of dead trees, killed by beetles, no longer need water?

Zanesville farmer is sold on toy tractors, Angus herd

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Beef cattle, tractor collecting go hand-in-hand at the Duncan family farm.

Lambing school is May 10 in Wooster

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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 […]

Workshop will promote safe food

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) session will provide produce growers the basics of on-farm food safety.

Four to enter Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Visionary leaders in Ohio’s farm community to be honored in August

Ohio shale wells: 2013 fourth quarter production released

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources released oil and gas well production results from the fourth quarter of 2013 on April 25.

OPSB to hold public hearing May 5 regarding wind farm proposal

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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 […]

Ag department issues stop sale order for Ohio mulch products

Monday, April 28, 2014

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 […]

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