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Energy outlook: U.S. dependence on imported oil to wane in coming years

Friday, January 27, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Annual Energy Outlook 2012 released Jan. 23 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration presents updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2035.

Mending the mines: The problem of early unregulation

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A two-part series on coal mine reclamation in Ohio, and the difference that reclamation has made.

Ohio’s water quality work group puts forth recommendations for ag

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

“I believe if we don’t adopt this type of approach as an industry, we risk mandated controls. And I think history has proven that’s seldom very successful” — John Oster, Morral Companies

Researchers say honeybee deaths linked to seed insecticide exposure

Monday, January 23, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Honeybee populations have been in serious decline for years, and Purdue University scientists may have identified one of the factors that cause bee deaths around agricultural fields. Analyses of bees found dead in and around hives from several apiaries over two years in Indiana showed the presence of neonicotinoid insecticides, which […]

New RMA rules, deadline give flexibility in cover crop termination

Sunday, January 22, 2012

WASHINGTON — Farmers have been given more time to terminate their cover crops after the excessively wet spring of last year prevented many of them from doing that in time to meet a crop insurance deadline. Before In order for grain farmers to insure their main crop, they previously had to terminate cover crops by […]

Souper Bowl recipe promotion enters its final weekend

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Our Souper Bowl recipe promotion is ending at 8 a.m. Monday. If you have a soup recipe you’d like to share, there is still a couple days left to enter.

It’s hip to be square: Tractor dancing at the Pa. Farm Show

Thursday, January 19, 2012

(Scroll down for Farm and Dairy’s photos from the tractor square dance, as well as our video.) HARRISBURG, Pa. — Square dancers from across the state put on their dancing shoes for an exhibition in the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex Large Arena Jan. 13, but their shoes were tires and they were on foot — […]

Experts give suggestions on stopping earthquakes as result of injection wells

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A meeting was convened to gather expert testimony on the matter of Class II brine injection wells Jan. 17.

Ohio produce growers and marketers urged to join food safety program

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

If you want to market produce in the future, you will “need” to be part of a trusted food safety certification program, officials say.

New Pa. Farm Show exhibit: Today’s farm has nothing to hide

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

“If we’re ashamed of what we’re going, maybe we shouldn’t be doing it.” Opening the barn doors at Pa. Farm Show ‘Today’s Agriculture’ exhibit.

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