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Poinsettias not so poisonous: Tips on keeping your plant healthy all year

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Follow these tips and your poinsettia will look great all year.

How does the PUCO monitor pipeline safety?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

In Ohio, more than 3 million people use natural gas, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) oversees more than 56,000 miles of distribution lines, which provide natural gas to individual users, as well as more than 10,000 miles of transmission lines.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 12/6

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The top stories from the week Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, 2014.

Part II: Growing mushrooms outdoors

Friday, December 5, 2014

Outdoor mushroom growing is a viable option for those who lack indoor space or wish to produce a large mushroom crop, and it’s great for intermediate growers.

Mid-Ohio Growers Meeting coming to Dalton

Friday, December 5, 2014

Meeting will offer ‘down-to-earth education’ for the serious grower.

Six tips for Christmas tree care

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Whether you have a Douglas-fir, eastern white pine, blue spruce or other tree species, basic tree care will ensure that your tannenbaum lasts throughout the Christmas season.

USDA extends dairy Margin Protection Program deadline, again

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Farmers now have more time to sign up for the dairy Margin Protection Program. The new deadline is Dec. 19.

Poultry production may be ramping up

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Broiler growers in the United States reportedly placed 166 million chicks for meat production, which was also up by 3 percent from November 2013.

Farmers urge Congress to reinstate tax break on equipment purchases

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

An upcoming Congressional decision on one of 55 expired tax provisions could have impact the next generation of family farms, according to Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 11/29

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The top stories from the week Nov. 23 to Nov. 29, 2014.

Part I: Growing mushrooms indoors

Friday, November 28, 2014

Fresh mushrooms are another fast, easy and fun food to grow indoors. Indoor mushroom kits are available in dozens of fungi varieties, from basic buttons to expensive exotics.

Holiday gift guide 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Christmas is just a few short weeks away and holiday shopping is in full swing. Our holiday gift guide will help you navigate your way through a successful shopping season.

Sirna’s Farm Inc.: Putting new spin on farm fresh pizza

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Today, the Sirna Farm is comprised of 43 acres, and 30 acres of that is woodlands. The Sirnas rent additional acreage and farm a total of 150 acres.

Obama vows executive action over immigration reform

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

President’s plan would allow more than 4 million undocumented immigrants to stay here on a temporary basis.

Homegrown By Heroes: Growing support for veteran farmers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

When Dawn and Lee Lichtenwalner left Las Vegas in 2008 to take up permanent residence at their 11-acre Leetonia, Ohio, vacation property, turning it into a full-time farming operation was not part of the plan. Earlier this month, their Dandelion Lane Farm became the first in Ohio recognized by the national Homegrown by Heroes program.

Hogan named President of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hogan is also the Ohio coordinator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, as well as Ohio State’s Sustainable Agriculture Team.

Thanksgiving leftovers: 10 next-day uses for turkey

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Eating leftovers the weekend after Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be boring.

Cost of Thanksgiving dinner rises, still under $50

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 29th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.41, a 37-cent increase from last year’s average of $49.04.

Hunting safety tips for beginners and experts

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hunting season is in full swing, so whether you’re hunting with gun or bow, take these safety reminders into consideration.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 11/22

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The top stories for the week Nov. 16-Nov. 22, 2014.

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