Sunday, May 29, 2016

Richard Pallman of Lackawanna County and Cumberland County farmer Richard Mains received two of Pa. Farm Bureau's top awards.
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New farm bill clear as mud as Congress breaks for recess.

Tomatoes are a $2 billion crop in the U.S., but a common complaint is that the varieties in supermarkets often lack the flavor of locally grown varieties.To improve flavor, breeders need to know more about the types of tomatoes that hold the greatest potential for enhancing taste.
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It's that time of year again: the time that we acknowledge all of the things we're thankful for.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission to study the causes of harmful algal blooms and low oxygen levels in Lake Erie.

Brookyln Farmer is a short film documenting the months of effort by Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farming company, to turn an empty rooftop in Brooklyn's Navy Yard into a functional, and profitable, 2.5 acre rooftop farm. The new project has been called "the largest rooftop urban farm in the world." Whether or not that's the case, the farm project feels like a massive undertaking.

For most people, just one bee landing on an arm is enough to induce fear — if not panic. Imagine, if you can, a half-million. That’s about how many Lorain County beekeeper Denzil St. Clair figures he had on him in 2006, when he competed for the Guinness World Book of Records for most bees on one person.

Many American troops stationed overseas will celebrate the holidays with an Ohio-grown Christmas tree, thanks to Operation Evergreen, an annual event of the Ohio Christmas Tree Association (OCTA).

The industry has never seen a shale play where so much success has been found so early.

The EPA is proposing a cut in what we refer to as the “ethanol mandate.” Although this is still a proposal, it hit the market like law.
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