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Volunteers help warm the Zinz family’s home and hearts

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

With his right arm scheduled to be removed, roughly 30 people turned out to help Dan Zinz prepare firewood to heat his family’s home.

Walnut Twig Beetle recently discovered in Ohio

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Walnut Twig Beetle, a carrier of a fungus that causes Thousand Cankers Disease, has made its way into Ohio.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Thursday, December 20, 2012

We wanted your versions of “A Visit From St. Nicholas” and you didn’t disappoint! Here’s your poems.

U.S. farmland values continue to rise, Ohio up 13.6 percent

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Land prices post significant increases again, and show no signs of reversing.

Cornell study links fracking fluid with illness in livestock; other side says no

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Cornell University study by a veterinarian and a professor of molecular medicine suggests a link may exist between fracking and illness in food animals.

Utica shale: Two more landowners file lawsuit against the Oxford Oil Company

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Curtis R. Hallstrom and Susan M. Hallstrom, of Barnesville, have filed a $2.5 million lawsuit against the Oxford Oil Company in Zanesville, Ohio.

The Hallstroms own approximately 150 acres in Belmont County.

2013 corn yields, prices uncertain (Surprise! It all depends on the weather)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

If corn yields are more ‘normal’ in 2013, prices could fall by $2.10 to $5.50 per bushel.

EPA decision settles the dust: No new air regulations for farmers

Monday, December 17, 2012

The federal agency announced Dec. 14 it will not change existing daily standards for fine particles and coarse particles, which includes dust from farms.

Pennsylvania’s 97th Farm Show offers new attractions and returning favorites

Monday, December 17, 2012

The eight-day show, held in Harrisburg, Pa., is themed, “Made in PA. It makes a difference.” and features 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors.

Bio-fuel vehicles added to OARDC fleet

Friday, December 14, 2012

The vehicles can run on gasoline or natural gas. The OARDC is in the process of making its own compressed natural gas, with its research partner, quasar energy group.

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