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Earthquake link triggers tougher drilling permit conditions

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

COLUMBUS — The  Ohio Department of Natural Resources is creating new, stronger permit conditions for deep oil or gas drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity. The new policies, announced April 11, are in response to recent seismic events in Poland Township (Mahoning County) at a well owned by Hilcorp Energy Company, that […]

Lefevre Farms receives poultry association award

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Poultry farmers honored for dedication to Ohio’s egg, chicken and turkey communities.

George V. Hunter, 1917-2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

George V. Hunter, 96, of Stoneboro, Pa., died March 18, 2014, in Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Grove City, Pa. where he had resided since having a stroke in 2008. Mr. Hunter was born in Grove City, Pa., on June 6, 1917, to the late Samuel Robb and Mary Denniston Hunter. He married Evelyn McMichael June […]

Tiny power generator runs on spit

Monday, April 14, 2014

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications.

Ohio wool growers learn how to make a better cut

Monday, April 14, 2014

Group of central and eastern Ohio wool growers travels to Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative in Canal Winchester.

Pa. performance tested bull sale totals $265,700

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Producers sold 93 Angus, Charolais, Hereford, Shorthorn, Red Angus, Simmental and crossbred bulls. The bulls averaged $2,857 per head.

Ohio announces tougher permit conditions for drilling near faults

Friday, April 11, 2014

The ODNR announced new, stronger permit conditions for drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity April 11.

Urban farming webinar: Commercially viable or just warm fuzzies?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Are urban farms commercially viable or just warm fuzzies? Free webinar looks at research.

Champion ham record falls at W.Va. 4-H/FFA auction

Friday, April 11, 2014

Nelson’s Custom Meats smashed the record for price paid for the Grand Champion Ham at the 26th Annual Putnam-Lincoln County FFA and 4-H Ham, Bacon and Egg Show and Sale.

Hemlock-killing pest, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, found in new areas in Ohio

Friday, April 11, 2014

New areas in Ohio have been found infected with Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, a small, aphid-like insect native to Asia that threatens eastern hemlock and Carolina hemlock in the eastern United States.

Plenty of eggs for Easter and Passover

Friday, April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — Although retail egg prices are historically high at $1.98 per dozen, consumers will find an adequate supply of the protein powerhouses to fill Easter baskets and for Passover meals, according to John Anderson, deputy chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Further, “Eggs remain a relatively low-cost source of protein at a […]

Ohio’s ag nutrients bill on way to governor

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bill would require most farmers who apply fertilizer to be state certified.

Farming gives normalcy to life for Crawford Co. family after fire

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UNION CITY, Pa. — As pork chops were just finishing up and homemade noodles sat warming in a pan on the stove, and a Jersey calf needing constant nursing laid in a dog crate in the kitchen corner, an unwelcome danger raged in the top of the Isiminger home. Silently, the stranger roared between the […]

Beck’s young farm leader program

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SALEM, Ohio — The Beck’s Young Farm Leader program is a partnership between the Ohio Soybean Association and Beck’s Hybrids that recognizes young farmers who demonstrate hard work, dedication and leadership in their industry. The award is in its second year and recognizes four quarterly recipients each year. From the four, one “farm leader of […]

Marion County soybean grower is a young ag leader

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ryan Rhoades named first-quarter Beck’s Young Farm Leader.

History of photography on display

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

WILMINGTON, Ohio — The History Center’s new exhibit “Photography: Our History Exposed,” reflects more than 100 years of photography in Clinton County. The exhibit includes daguerreotypes from the 1840s, ‘tintypes’ of the Civil War era, and a stereoscope and ‘views’ of the Victorian era. Also on display are cameras from the 1880s-1980s; and photographic and […]

Succession planning workshops begin in June

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

St. LOUIS — The American Soybean Association, in partnership with eLegacy Connect, is announcing a series of six regional succession planning workshops this summer to help farmers in the process of farm succession. The workshops, titled Five Keys to Effective Succession Planning, are sponsored by Farm Credit and AGCO in addition to the Illinois Soybean […]

OSU offering training with high tunnels

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

PIKETON, Ohio — Ohio State University South Centers will host a three-day high tunnel training April 28-30 on basic and advanced high tunnel techniques including production and usage. Work with experts The training, which is for farmers and educators, will allow participants to work on a one-on-one basis with horticulture experts from around the region, […]

Holmes County recognizes top dairy producers

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Top dairy production awards, herds recognized at annual meeting.

Swine virus to impact production, prices in 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

PEDv has spread to 27 states, including Ohio, despite efforts to combat the disease.

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