Thursday, November 26, 2015

A local foundation's $300,000 gift will name the new grandstand at Columbiana County Fair.
grocery aisle

New food safety rules to be revised and announced by early summer.

Today's must-read stories touch on GMOs, the new farm bill, our ancestors' taste for dairy, and an old agriculture law in Virgina that is causing some dog owners to cry 'fowl'.

Grain barges are moving through the Ohio River system, but they face weather-triggered delays.

Several of today's stories are curious. Silicon Valley is planning more investment into agriculture, one project is watering tomatoes with seawater and one Texas town is preventing forest fires with goats.

Chesapeake Energy is under scrutiny by top Pennsylvania officials, after Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett sent a letter to Chesapeake about its business practices involving royalties.

A combination of tests can now determine the 'health' of your soil.

Today's must-read stories include a look at California's drought, a story about how micro loans are helping African farmers grow more crops sustainably, and a bit of history behind America's first president and his relationship with agriculture.

Organic farmer, author and activist shares her experience working with the land at annual OEFFA conference.

Former U.S. deputy secretary of agriculture encourages farmers to get involved with government at annual sustainable farming conference.