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Hunters, show us your bag!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hunter Sam Arisman holds the antlers of an 11-point buck he took on his family farm in Enon Valley, Pa. Show us your own hunting triumphs by submitting a photo for our Brag About Your Bag gallery. Of course, bragging rights aren’t just reserved for deer hunters. Snag a wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit or waterfowl this season? We’d love to see!

Ohio 4-H alum makes his mark internationally

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ohio 4-H alum makes mark internationally COLUMBUS — David O’Brock grew up at the edge of North Benton, a small town in northeast Ohio near the Mahoning/Portage county line. His mother was an adviser for a 4-H club, and he tagged along to 4-H meetings with his older siblings even before he was old enough […]

Marcellus and Utica shale gas may bring fewer jobs than thought

Monday, December 26, 2011

COLUMBUS — A recent industry-funded study estimating that development of shale natural gas and oil could create or support 200,000 jobs in Ohio greatly overestimates the economic impact of the industry, according to a new Ohio State University analysis.

Pa. Farm Show opens barn doors Jan. 7

Saturday, December 24, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The 96th Pennsylvania Farm Show will run Jan. 7-14 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.

Failure to file 1099 tax forms could be problem for farmers in 2012

Friday, December 23, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — If you are a farmer and want to write off the cost of the custom hay baling you had done this summer, you may want to get your hands on a 1099 tax form from the Internal Revenue Service. Dave Miller, an enrolled agent with the Wright Law Co. in Columbus, said […]

Readers get creative for Holiday Haiku contest

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Our readers showed their poetic prowess this season by sending in more than 70 submissions for our Holiday Haiku contest. We even ended up in classrooms!

Deer donation programs hit the spot for the needy

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

In a challenging economy, farmers and hunters continue to donate deer meat.

Rabies is not something of the past — it remains a problem in Pa.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

GROVE CITY, Pa. — A vaccinated dog may be your best insurance against rabies on your farm. Dr. Karen Martin, a veterinarian with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, said cattle out on pasture are at risk for rabies because of the potential for exposure — partly because of their curiosity toward creatures in the pasture […]

Grain forecast: corn prices susceptible, beans a bit more stable

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Early-bird grain forecast shows markets could drop by this time next year.

Ohio corn and soybean performance trial results available now

Monday, December 19, 2011

COLUMBUS — Researchers with Ohio State University’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center have released results of the 2011 Corn Performance Test (www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/corntrials/) and 2011 Soybean Performance Trials (http://oardc.osu.edu/soy2011/). Variable conditions Several members of the university faculty and staff participate in the performance trials annually, and the […]

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