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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.

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