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High tunnel workshops offer farmers opportunities to increase profits

Monday, December 31, 2012

PIKETON, Ohio — Specialty fruit and vegetable crop producers looking to gain a better understanding of how the use of high tunnels can boost on-farm profits have the opportunity to attend a joint Ohio State University Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service workshop on the issue Feb. 8. The workshop will be held from 9 […]

U.S. population will be older, more diverse

Friday, December 28, 2012

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the country’s population will be older and more diverse by 2060.

Top ag stories of 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A look back at the biggest events of the year, from record drought to more shale drilling.

Ohio’s farmland preservation summit will highlight program changes

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

State’s preservation program will become increasingly local, with more local involvement and responsibility.

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.

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