Thursday, May 5, 2016
monarch butterfly

The Monarch Collaborative's principles and resources list provide essential guidance on ways to strengthen monarch habitats in agricultural landscapes.
Beef cattle at prison farm.

State corrections department said it plans to repurpose newly built livestock facilities.
Pictured at the Central Ohio Tree City USA Awards are (left to right) James Wills Jr., forestry supervisor for the City of Springfield; Peter Smith, program manager for the Arbor Day Foundation; Matt Ulrey, parks and urban forestry manager for the City of Westerville Parks and Recreation Department; Tyler Stevenson, urban forestry coordinator for the ODNR Division of Forestry; Dan Yarnell, city arborist for the City of Wooster; and Dave Lane, assistant chief for the ODNR Division of Forestry.

Ohio leads nation for 35th year in a row.
strawberries

The USDA Farm Service Agency's new storage loans now include a smaller microloan option with lower down payments.
CAUV bill testimony

Some county auditors warn that lowering Ohio's CAUV will likely increase residential taxes.
Field Notes for April 28, 2016video

From Ohio's high CAUV taxes and pipelines lawsuits to the return of periodical cicadas, here are our biggest news stories this week.

The No. 1 thing to do when negotiating with a landman regarding a pipeline easement is to take notes of each session.
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This week's roundup includes news from the Southeast, Minerva, Northwestern, United Local, Smithville, Black River and Utica FFA chapters.
combining soybeans

Soybeans planted too early when soil conditions were not adequate resulted in bean leaf beetle defoliation and frost damage.
corn harvest

The markets have been a bit under the influence lately, with some unexplained swings.
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