Thursday, December 8, 2016
Week in Review 4/11

This week’s top stories feature backyard poultry selection tips, research on raw milk consumption, advice for landowners facing the possibility of a pipeline on their property, a community garden that’s doing its part to serve the community and April’s gardening to-do list.
Kale

Sunlight is critical to growing vegetables, but ensuring vegetable plants get enough sunlight can be tricky if trees, fences or structures keep your yard shady.
hay field

When it comes to the weather, where do you get your forecast?

On Jan. 5, 2015, 73-year-old Janet Armstrong's seeing-eye, Kerry, went missing from her property. The family is now offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to her safe return.

Linda Saif grew up around farm animals and developed a lifetime appreciation for their health and wellness.

According to research, consumers are nearly 100 times more likely to get a foodborne illness from drinking raw milk.
Pipeline construction through farmland

Consider all the effects of pipelines, including to your forage crops.
April gardening

There are a few more gardening tasks to take care of during April as the ground dries and the temperatures get warmer.

Since 2011, Mount Pleasant Community Garden volunteers have donated more than 43,000 pounds of fresh produce to the Stark County Hunger Task Force, assisting them in alleviating hunger through their 32 food pantries. You can help.
Week in Review 4/4

This week’s top stories include a calf born with its heart in its throat, the reality of poverty and hardship in southeastern Kentucky, the best fruits and vegetables for self-sufficiency, USDA crop insurance deadline information and perspectives on 2015 dairy prices.
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