Tuesday, October 13, 2015

What do snowflakes really look like? The perfectly symmetrical snowflakes often shown in photographs are actually quite rare.
detroit skyline

A new urban farming and revitalization project in Detroit may be the largest urban farming project in the United States.

Consol expects a 30% annual gas production growth in 2015-2016.

Apple trees are popular additions to home landscapes because of their fruit production. However, many home gardeners are not prepared for the onslaught of diseases that bombard the trees every year.

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish information in the Nov. 8 Crop Production report that was originally scheduled for release in the October report.

Kenrick Smith, 59, is a wool person. He has won dozens of awards with his sheep and their fleece, including 14 Ohio State Fair wool championships, and various international awards.
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What should farmers do about SPCC plans now?

A U.S. District Court ruled that, contrary to EPA’s contention, ordinary stormwater from Alt’s farmyard is exempt from National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit requirements.
Rural stream

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is awaiting Congressional action on a Nutrient Reduction Strategy that it submitted to the federal EPA June 28. The proposal seeks new limits on the amounts of phosphorus and nitrogen that can enter Ohio's various streams and water bodies, but in relation to the aquatic life in a particular stream, and other biological factors.

When you eat Guggisberg Premium Swiss cheese, you can honestly say you’ve had the best. At least, according to the results of the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, which presented this year’s top Swiss cheese award to Guggisberg Cheese, of Holmes County.