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Who owns the mineral rights? The Ohio Supreme Court may decide

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court is being asked to define how the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act from 1989 and 2006 interact.

USDA unveils new, partner-driven conservation program

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Building on the 2014 farm bill, program allows private entities, other partners to invest in regional conservation projects.

Grain prices fall as seed hits the ground

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The planting reality is that we caught up this week in good weather, and if the sun shines and we get a little rain on time, we will continue to expect big crops.

Delayed planting increases need to scout for pests

Monday, June 2, 2014

In addition to cereal leaf beetle, alfalfa weevil and black cutworm, crop growers need to be on the lookout for slugs, especially in fields with a history of slug damage

Extension educator lending a hand to rural farmers in Mozambique, Africa

Saturday, May 31, 2014

I had the opportunity to assist corn and soybean farmers near the town of Catandica in west central Mozambique in Africa on my third CNFA Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) volunteer assignment.

Be the change… A farmer’s pep talk!

Friday, May 30, 2014

By CATHY BERG As I sit here today in my office watching the trees sway in the wind, and admiring the beautiful hostas, iris’s and bleeding hearts growing outside my office window, I think of how much the world has changed. Public perception Public perception and our beliefs appear to now be more influenced by […]

El Nino: Is 2014 the new 1997?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

On May 8, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction forecasted a 65 percent chance of El Nino developing during the summer of 2014.

Uncertainty in Ukraine drives up grain prices

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The future prices of both corn and wheat have increased significantly, reflecting risk in the market.

Shale court battles: One loss and one settlement in the works

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — A Jefferson County farmer lost his court battle with the Hess Corporation in May. However, other area landowners may benefit from another court fight that has a proposed settlement on the bargaining table. David Cameron, a Jefferson County dairy farmer, lost the legal battle over his oil and gas lease in the […]

Farmers once again rush to begin, finish planting before June

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

With a dry spell finally in place, many farmers spent Memorial Day weekend beginning and finishing spring planting.

Memorial Day: They have not died, nor serve, in vain

Monday, May 26, 2014

Honoring active military members and veterans does not have to be an elaborate undertaking.

What can we expect from summer gasoline prices?

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Look for pump prices to run about 6 cents higher than last summer and typically range between $3.45 and $3.90 per gallon.

Smithsonian celebrates Star-Spangled Banner bicentennial beginning June 14

Saturday, May 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — Notable celebrities are supporting the National Museum of American History in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner. Artists such as Aloe Blacc, Renee Fleming, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight are encouraging Americans to take part in the museum’s coast-to-coast celebration. Raise it Up! Anthem for America, held June 14, is a […]

Congress reforms inland waterway infrastructure act

Friday, May 23, 2014

The new legislation is being hailed for addressing the need to improve the U.S. inland waterways system. The impact for farmers is huge: More than 60 percent of the nation’s grain exports are transported by barge.

Five Ohioans charged for federal crop insurance fraud

Friday, May 23, 2014

Federal investigation alleges nearly $1.6 million in crop insurance fraud.

Pa. oil and gas conference: Severance tax and legislation are big topics

Thursday, May 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Pennsylvania is facing an oil and gas fight over a possible severance tax and legislation regarding minimum royalty payments. The Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association made it clear during its Eastern Oil and Gas Conference May 13 that members are against the implementation of a severance tax. Job killer Association President […]

Biodiesel producers say reduced RFS is hurting business

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Survey finds nearly six in ten biodiesel producers have idled production

Farm Science Review to move antique tractor displays

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Antique tractors will be moved to the plot areas, allowing more space for commercial exhibits.

Spring planting requires increased focus on safety

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

As spring planting heats up, remember to be safe.

Gardening boom: One in 3 U.S. households is now growing food

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Near 36 million American households are growing food in a garden — the highest level of food gardening in more than a decade

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