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Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 11/15

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The top stories for the week Nov. 9-Nov. 15, 2014.

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to visit Marietta

Saturday, November 15, 2014

“People’s Tree” to visit 30 communities between Minnesota and Washington, D.C.

Who wants to be a beekeeper? Plan spring hives now

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fall the best time to procure supplies, learn skills and build connections for thriving spring hives.

Honey bee habitat: Ohio funding available in early 2015

Friday, November 14, 2014

This year, several NRCS state offices, including California, Florida and Ohio, are setting aside additional funds for similar efforts.

Acorn poisoning is a threat to cattle and sheep herds

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Acorns from this year’s fall crop could cause kidney failure in animals, particularly in cattle and sheep.

Marcellus and Utica shale permit update: Harrison County leads in October

Thursday, November 13, 2014

So far, 1,581 horizontal drilling permits for Utica shale wells have been issued by the ODNR and 1,148 have been drilled.

Monsanto, wheat farmers reach settlement in Oregon GMO cases

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Monsanto and soft white wheat farmers have reached an agreement that resolves a number of lawsuits related to the 2013 discovery of genetically modified wheat on a farm in eastern Oregon.

New Pennsylvania rules make water quality priority

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

More than 24,000 comments have been received by the Pennsylvania DEP in regards to new oil and gas drilling regulations.

Farmland preservation programs have changed, but same focus

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ohio’s farmland preservation options have changed slightly, but still committed to protecting agricultural land.

Homemade hot chocolate

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Homemade hot chocolate is rich, creamy and simple to make.

Dear Hero Program reaches out to deployed troops

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

One woman’s care packages have started a group committed to sending a little piece of home to soldiers overseas.

Esselburns are a true family of ‘Aggies’

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Esselburn family is committed to education, agriculture, careers and country.

Margin protection programs dominate fall dairy meetings

Monday, November 10, 2014

Dairy farmers have some new risk management tools to consider this fall, which were the main focus of the fall meetings of Ohio Dairy Producers Association.

Pardon me: Ohio farm to present presidential turkey

Monday, November 10, 2014

Cooper Farms, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, is raising the Thanksgiving turkey to be pardoned by President Obama.

New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Using new tracers, scientists can determine where frack fluid contamination has — or hasn’t — been released.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 11/8

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The top stories from the week Nov. 2-Nov. 8, 2014.

Record cattle prices, again and again

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Beef producers are working to expand their herds. This is demonstrated by the 18 percent reduction in beef cow slaughter so far this year.

Fermentation, the other preservation

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fermentation is a growing trend for producing safe, easy and healthy foods and beverages.

All about seeds: Our 2014 fall seed edition

Friday, November 7, 2014

Combines may still be harvesting this year’s crops, but smart farmers are already thinking about next year’s planting.

Law serves notice on natural gas developers

Friday, November 7, 2014

A new law in Pennsylvania gives the property owner more control over future use of the land when a gas lease expires.

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