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From Adam’s housecat to Zydeco: Dictionary of American regional English completed

Monday, February 27, 2012

MADISON, Wis. — What is a Maine-born doctor to do when a patient in Pennsylvania complains, “I’ve been riftin’ and I’ve got jags in my leaders?” Consult the Dictionary of American Regional English to learn that the patient has been belching and experiencing sharp pains in his neck. After nearly five decades of work at […]

Unpredictable weather calls for proper corn management techniques

Saturday, February 25, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — There may be no such thing as the “normal” growing conditions of old that many corn farmers have been longing for after enduring extreme weather in recent years, a Purdue Extension agronomist says. Instead, Bob Nielsen suggested that corn growers should look at a variety of management techniques to give crops […]

Dairy farmers hear ‘truth’ about agriculture at Tusc. County meeting

Thursday, February 23, 2012

When used according to the label, drug residue can be prevented.

Certified organic products can now move freely between U.S. and EU

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

COLUMBUS — Organic products certified in the United States or in Europe may be sold as organic in either region starting June 1.

Pennsylvania counties look to Marcellus shale impact fee for funding

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

According to the legislation, 60 percent of the money generated will stay at the local level, going to counties and municipalities with wells.

OEFFA conference champions ‘slow money,’ keeping food and cash local

Monday, February 20, 2012

Conference draws another sellout crowd — more than 1,000 attend.

For the love of farming

Friday, February 17, 2012

We asked readers to tell us what they love most about their life’s work. Here are some of their replies. I love farming because… “on the days you look at your spouse both exhausted from lambing all night and asking, “and why do we do this?” Then two things happen. A half hour later you […]

Changes to Ohio’s definition of “agriculture” could benefit bio-energy

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bio-energy from anaerobic digesters could be “agriculture in nature” if at least 50 percent of feedstock used to produce the fuel came from the same property.

Harrison Co. court rules against Chesapeake based on lease language

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CADIZ, Ohio — A 1959 lease is at the root of a lawsuit in Harrison County against Chesapeake Exploration. A decision was handed down Jan. 17 between The Jewett Sportsmen and Farmers Club Inc. versus Chesapeake Exploration, LLC. Original lease The ground was originally leased by the North American Coal Company in 1959. Chesapeake acquired […]

Taxing shale drilling: Pa. legislation will provide more money for local governments

Monday, February 13, 2012

***Update as of Feb. 14, Pa. Governor Corbett signed the legislation as it was written. The bill now takes effect.*** To check out statements from the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association or the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, just click on the links. SALEM, Ohio — Legislation headed to the governor’s desk will have […]

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