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The personal farmer: Hawk Meats turns farm market model on its ear

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Promoting the quality of a farm’s product, according to Sam Hawk, is every bit as important as the day-to-day production work. Hawk has no problem discussing his passion for farming.

Vacant farm buildings can hold value

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A survey of the Midwest shows the value of renting agricultural buildings.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Belmont, Monroe counties lead Ohio permitting

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources granted 79 permits during the month of November.

Trumbull County: Conservationists’ efforts are honored

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Trumbull County Cooperator of Year was awarded to the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.

Ohio sheep producers honor peers and industry supporters at symposium

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Karen Locke of Warsaw, Ohio, received the 2014 Charles Boyles Ohio Master Shepherd Award for her contributions to the sheep industry and its organizations in Ohio.

Milk prices are about to fall big time

Monday, December 8, 2014

For all of 2015, Class III futures are currently averaging $16.51/cwt, which would put the average mailbox price in Federal Order 33 at about $18/cwt for the year.

Richland County food pantry competes for grant money

Monday, December 8, 2014

Rural Ohio food pantry among those competing in Walmart’s Food Pantry Holiday Makeover.

Coal-filled stockings just got cheaper thanks to lower prices

Monday, December 8, 2014

Coal prices have risen slightly in the past year, but the increase has been so minimal — at 2 percent, or $5-7 per ton — that consumers will not feel the impact.

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.

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