Sunday, November 29, 2015

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. 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.

There's nothing like Christmas on the farm. There's something about seeing the contrast of the red barn with the white snow that overwhelms farm folk with nostalgia.To all of our readers, have a happy holiday! To bring some cheer to you, we've found several snowy farm photos. Enjoy!
Christmas stockings

We asked our readers to send us their own version of the classic holiday song "The Twelve Days of Christmas." We were overwhelmed by your responses! In fact, we couldn’t get the tune out of our heads when reading your versions. Here are your versions of the holiday song.

The first traces of wrapping paper and decorations arrive in stores as early as September, transforming the holiday into a much more secular celebration than its modest Christian beginnings.
baby in blanket

BabyCenter, a pregnancy and parenting digital resource, recently released the results of its annual Baby Names Survey and the Top 100 Baby Names of 2013, based on the names of 555,000 babies born in 2013 to moms registered on the BabyCenter website.

There are many definitions for what it means to be "sustainable," but there are some commonalities.

Bunge and Cargill will pay a premium to Ohio farmers contracting to grow Pioneer's high oleic Plenish IP soybeans.

The proposed reduction in the Renewable Fuel Standard was a big topic at the Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium.

Agency implementing plan to change the use of antibiotics in food animals.