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Lawrence County honors Beeghly, Viccari for conservation efforts

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Lawrence County Conservation District honored Joel Beeghly with its Farmer of the Year Award and Dom Viccari with the district’s Distinguished Service Award.

Federal court: Oil and gas lease is no longer valid

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A federal judge ruled in favor of a Belmont County family and declared an oil and gas lease held by Hess Ohio Resources as invalid Jan. 2.

Mount Vernon livestock auction moves location

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Knox County livestock auction relocates, offers same basic services.

Shell donates $100,000 to Pa. 4-H science program

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

4-H programs in Bradford, Tioga, Lycoming, Elk, Potter, McKean, Forest, Warren, Crawford, Mercer and Lawrence counties will benefit from Shell’s $100,000 donation to the 4-H science emphasis.

Staying warm during cold weather

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

When temperatures begin creeping below the freezing mark, keeping warm becomes a priority whether you’re working outside, or inside.

Here’s a few tips for keeping warms during those chilly days of winter.

Highest-producing oil well is in Harrison Co.; top gas well in Belmont Co.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

ODNR releases third quarter production numbers from Ohio’s oil and gas wells.

Cowboy gets his girl: Proposes during Pa. Farm Show rodeo

Monday, January 6, 2014

No pressure. Rodeo cowboy proposes in front of the Pa. Farm Show crowd.

Arctic blast: Animal owners reminded of husbandry, energy needs during cold weather

Monday, January 6, 2014

Livestock experts remind farmers about housing and nutritional needs during extreme cold.

In Africa: Improving water quality, one drop at a time

Saturday, January 4, 2014

As a western Pennsylvania resident, I’ve long admired the red ware pottery of the Pennsylvania Germans who farmed in the growing season and worked at their craft as time allowed.

Butter sculpture revealed at the Pennsylvania Farm Show

Friday, January 3, 2014

A sculpture made from nearly 1,000 pounds of butter was unveiled at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the show’s iconic milk shake served by the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association.

Some Cheerios will be GMO-free

Friday, January 3, 2014

General Mills has announced it has started producing Cheerios free of genetically modified ingredients, according to the Wall Street Journal. The move makes the cereal one of the highest-profile brands to switch to non-GMO.

Utica, Marcellus shale in Pa: Supreme Court makes historic ruling

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court made a decision Dec. 19 that could impact all shale drilling operations in Pennsylvania.

West Virginia: Two brothers and Chesapeake are at odds

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Two brothers are continuing a federal lawsuit against Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC., claiming it is dragging its feet on picking a third arbitrator to preside over the case involving discrepancies over royalties.

Ag outlook: 2014 will bring challenges to crop production

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New year will bring challenges for crop farmers, opportunities for dairy and livestock.

Looking back: Top farm stories of 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The top stories of 2013 included ethanol … shale gas … Ohio Holstein Association … Pa. transportation laws …

Holiday grain trading takes hit on the market

Monday, December 30, 2013

For the last couple of weeks I have been saying that only the March Planting Intentions Report from USDA can help this market. My idea has been that I don’t see bullish news anywhere on the horizon. But, I do think that farmers will like $13 soybeans better than $4 corn.

Treating icy roads with…cheese?

Friday, December 27, 2013

Wisconsin is known for producing cheese, but now the state is taking its cheese industry to the next level, it’s battling icy roads with cheese biproduct.

Tips from experts for hitting New Year’s fitness resolutions

Friday, December 27, 2013

As Americans make New Year’s resolutions to get in better shape, experts who train celebrities and top-ranked athletes offer some surprising tips for improving your health.

Prevent winter fish kills on ponds using aerators or diffusers

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Winter fish kills and oxygen depletion on ponds are particularly common on ponds with high nutrient loads, heavy aquatic vegetation prior to freezing over, and those with small surface area and shallow water depths.

Pa. governor signs bill that classifies high tunnels as ‘temporary structures’

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Dec. 23 a measure introduced by Sen. Elder Vogel that ensures high tunnel greenhouses are not considered permanent structures and categorized as real estate for tax purposes.

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