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CAUV still not perfect: Farm Bureau offers new proposal to improve farmland tax

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has proposed two changes to the Ohio Department of Taxation aimed at more accurately reflecting farm property valuations, as well as encouraging more conservation practices.

Planting 2015: Scattered rain showers slow some, but significant field progress overall

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mostly dry week makes for considerable progress in the fields.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Fewer well permits in April; reflects economy

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

This April, the ODNR issued 19 permits.

In Ohio, locally sourced food is just minutes away

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

From our Dinner Guests Hank and Joli Fichter: “Having sources of locally produced food has changed the way we live… The resources are most likely within miles or minutes of your home.”

Skin cancer is not glamorous

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

In just the past decade, the number of young women in that age bracket who have been diagnosed with melanoma has increased eightfold.

How to manage insects in the garden

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

There are many more beneficial bugs in your garden than you realize.

HB 162: Natural gas severance tax proposal seeks infrastructure funding

Monday, May 11, 2015

State Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, has introduced a gas and oil severance tax plan that would partially fund local governments and statewide infrastructure projects.

USDA confirms bird flu in backyard flock in Indiana

Monday, May 11, 2015

As of May 11, there were 143 detections of avian influenza reported nationwide, affecting 29.9 million birds, including the latest confirmation of H5N8 in a backyard poultry flock in Indiana.

Gardeners: Test soil to save money and protect Ohio’s water

Monday, May 11, 2015

Even people with small lawns and gardens contribute to algae problems if they over-fertilize or if they leave fertilizer granules on sidewalks or driveways where they can easily wash into waterways.

Holes in trees: hazards or harmless?

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Tree experts explain what happens when a tree’s hollow is filled, and whether or not it’s necessary for holes to be filled.


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