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Velvet View Farm receives Holmes SWCD conservation award

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The 2012 drought serves as a reminder as to why soil and water conservation districts were formed over 70 years ago, and why it’s important to recognize the work of landowners like the Schlauch family.

Researchers create potatoes with higher levels of carotenoids

Monday, November 5, 2012

Potatoes with higher levels of beneficial carotenoids are the result of U.S. Department of Agriculture studies to improve one of America’s most popular vegetables.

Marlington High School: New program hopes to open doors in oil and gas industry for students

Friday, November 2, 2012

A pilot program between the Ohio Department of Education and Marlington High School began this year, and there are 22 students in the program.

Belmont Co. couple seeks $2 million in lawsuit against Oxford Oil Co.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Belmont County couple has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $2 million from Oxford Oil Company over an oil and gas lease signed in 2006.

Ohio Supreme Court orders ODNR to show progress in compensating landowners

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Landowners near Grand Lake St. Marys still waiting for their compensation.

Election 2012: Presidential candidates’ ag policy positions

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

With elections just a few days away, here is a look at where the presidential candidates stand on key farm issues.

Farmers, are you ready for Hurricane Sandy’s high winds or flooding?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Farmers need to prepare for the potential of heavy rains, flooding and high winds related to Hurricane Sandy.

U.S. Forest Service report shows fewer trees dying in nation’s forests

Monday, October 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — The number of dead trees on 750 million acres of public and private forests across America is on the decline for the second straight year, with most of the reductions seen in western states where bark beetles have infested millions of trees, according to a report released today by the U.S. Forest Service. […]

Simplifying contracts makes CSAs more appealing to potential members

Friday, October 26, 2012

Community Supported Agriculture organizations or CSAs are working to simplify the contracts between consumers and local farmers.

Pa. bills to allow larger farm equipment on roads heads to governor

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Larger farm equipment over the years means farmers need more roadway allowance, says Pa. farm bureau.

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