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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 […]

Penn State’s College of Ag Sciences creates Center for Private Forests

Monday, February 13, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Nearly two-thirds of Pennsylvania is covered by forests, with more than 70 percent of those woodlands privately owned. Recent estimates indicate Pennsylvania has more than 600,000 private forest landowners, representing about one out of every nine households. To better serve these landowners and advise them about forest conservation, Penn State’s College […]

Chesapeake files lawsuit against 95 property owners in two Ohio counties

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A court battle is beginning over 6,000 leased acres in Carroll and Columbiana counties.

Experts project record cattle exports this year

Monday, February 6, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As cattle supplies remain tight and global demand intensifies profitability for cattle ranchers will continue in the year ahead, CattleFax analysts told cattlemen during remarks delivered at the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn. “The economic signals are in place for restocking to begin this year,” said […]

Carroll Countians gather to speak out against the closing of the FSA office

Friday, February 3, 2012

Carroll County residents are passionate about agriculture and aren’t afraid to tell the USDA their opinion over the loss of the FSA office.

‘Diversified agriculture’ keeps Hawk family in business

Friday, February 3, 2012

Ohio’s master shepherd winner started in turkeys, now raises three types of livestock.

Mending the mines: Striking a balance, making a difference

Thursday, February 2, 2012

With more funding to work with, Ohio officials expect big year for mine reclamation.


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