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House and Senate ag committees approve 2013 farm bill

Friday, May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate ag committees both approved their respective versions of the farm bill this week, the House by a vote of 36 to 10, and the Senate approval was 15-5.

ODNR to release 2012 Utica shale well production numbers

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will release the 2012 Utica shale well production results today. Join us at the Shale Gas Reporter for live coverage of the event.

Gardner Farms: A love for the environment and family

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Far off the beaten path in southwestern Pennsylvania, stands a farm with a sign on an outbuilding displaying one of its proudest achievements: 2012 Farmer of the Year for the Washington County Conservation District.

Horse plowing at Rohrer Farm is a spring tradition

Monday, May 13, 2013

Nearly 20 teams gathered May 11 at the Rohrer Farm near Wadsworth to demonstrate horse plowing to the public.

Out for blood: Ticks, Lyme disease cases on the rise in Ohio

Monday, May 13, 2013

Warmer weather is finally here and with the rising temperatures comes the emergence of ticks that may carry dangerous diseases, and are now looking to feed.

OARDC breaks ground on new ag engineering building

Saturday, May 11, 2013

After a tornado destroyed their building in September of 2010, a new research and engineering facility is being built that will house some 50-plus staff.

1,300 first graders at Ashtabula County Ag Day

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Ashtabula County Farm Bureau and the OSU Extension office in Ashtabula County taught more than 1,100 first graders where their food comes from.

Marcellus and Utica shale update: Carroll County continues to lead in Utica shale drilling in Ohio

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Carroll County continues to be the drilling hub in the Utica shale in Ohio. During April, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 24 permits for wells in Carroll County. All of the permits issued were to Chesapeake Exploration.

Marlington High School: Horticulture program gives students hands-on lessons

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hidden behind a green gateway at the Michael Bach Landscaping Project at Marlington High School stands a treasure for the eyes and mind.

USDA and EPA: Report shows no definitive reason for honey bee colony collapse disorder

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The USDA and the United States EPA released a comprehensive scientific report on honey bee health May 2. The report states that there are multiple factors playing a role in honey bee colony declines, including parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure.

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