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Farm bill 2014: National Milk says Dairy Security Act dead, looking at other options

Monday, January 20, 2014

The National Milk Producers Federation had worked on the DSA for four years, but now says the full House will not consider the act.

FAA names unmanned aircraft systems test sites, Ohio not on the list

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced the selection of the six public entities that will develop unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites around the country.

House, Senate approve $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill; ag research gets boost

Friday, January 17, 2014

This is the first comprehensive spending proposal for the federal government since the 2012 omnibus spending bill. The good news is that the bill increases discretionary funding for major ag programs.

Farm-related business makes it big on ABC’s Shark Tank, social media

Friday, January 17, 2014

ABC’s reality television show “Shark Tank” has been putting capitalist dreams on television for five seasons, but one episode has really taken off.

Final report notes ‘no reportable findings’ with checkoff management

Friday, January 17, 2014

A management review of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board by the Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service verified the Beef Board is operating within the provisions of the Beef Promotion and Research Act and Order and in line with all applicable Federal laws, regulations and policies.

Utica shale: ODNR working to ensure water stays safe

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer says everything is being done to ensure water supplies are not affected by any process of the Utica shale drilling process.

Miscues over ‘sell-by dates’ leads to consumer loss (Infographic)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dates on packages don’t always mean what you think.

Ohio Beef Checkoff up for vote, would increase from $1 to $2 per head

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels has signed the order for an Ohio Beef Checkoff referendum vote, which asks the doubling of the $1 per head checkoff fee to $2 per head.

2014: The year of the #felfie or the #farmerselfie?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

In Europe, they call them #felfies, a play on the 2013 word of the year “selfie.” On this side of the pond, we call them #farmerselfies. Whatever you call them, we love seeing the real faces of agriculture! Send in yours!

Fire destroys Ag Nation facility, home of owners

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Volunteers turn out to help long-time ag supply business, following tragic fire.

That’s a ringer! Horseshoe pitchers say that sound is everything

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hatrick and David Young, 71, of Howard, Pa., are at two ends of the experience spectrum, but both were named two of the champions at the horseshoe pitching contest.

Several tips for cooking venison

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Venison steaks? Venison burgers? Venison roasts? Chris Kick shares some tips on how to cook this year’s bounty.

What farmers need to know about the Affordable Care Act

Monday, January 13, 2014

How will the Affordable Care Act impact farms and farmers?

Dogs likely originated in Europe more than 18,000 years ago, biologists report

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Wolves likely were domesticated by European hunter-gatherers more than 18,000 years ago and gradually evolved into dogs that became household pets, UCLA life scientists report.

Snack companies remove 6.4 trillion calories from store shelves

Friday, January 10, 2014

Sixteen of the nation’s leading food and beverage companies sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the United States in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to the findings of an independent evaluation funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

IBM unveils five innovations that could change our lives

Friday, January 10, 2014

Recently IBM unveiled the eighth annual “IBM 5 in 5″ (#ibm5in5) – a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years.

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett declares Jan. 9 ‘Cooperative Extension Day’

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pennsylvania’s governor proclaimed Jan. 9 Cooperative Extension Day, in recognition of the 100 years since the formation of the land grant outreach program started by the Smith-Lever Act.

Pa. Farm Show panel: Ag and natural gas industries need more collaboration

Thursday, January 9, 2014

From 2013-2030, shale gas production will increase by 65 percent, and in 2030, it will account for 48 percent of the total U.S. natural gas supply.

Is rural America struggling? Rural population decline reflects impact of recession

Thursday, January 9, 2014

As America continues its slow, but steady, economic recovery, some parts of the country are being left behind, according to the USDA’s report Rural America at a Glance.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Dec. permit hot spot: Belmont County

Thursday, January 9, 2014

There were seven permits issued in Belmont County during December, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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