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Farm Policy Facts unveils new interactive map highlighting state ag contribution

Monday, August 18, 2014

Farm Policy Facts is pleased to unveil a new interactive map highlighting state-specific agriculture contributions across America.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 8/16

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The top stories from the week of August 10-16, 2014.

Canfield Fair Pumpkin Show: Growing a giant

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Canfield Fair Pumpkin Show celebrates its 53rd year.

Manure Science Review encourages Ohio farmers to get technical

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ohio’s Manure Science Review breaks down the science of livestock waste application.

Royalty battle: Pennsylvania landowners file $5 billion suit against Chesapeake

Friday, August 15, 2014

A $5 billion dollar class action lawsuit has been filed by Pennsylvania landowners against Chesapeake Energy Corp. and its subsidiary, Access Midstream Partners, over gas and oil royalties.

Ohio directors announce new water quality funding

Thursday, August 14, 2014

More funding, more initiatives to combat Lake Erie algae.

Farm and Dairy writers win national, state awards

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Farm and Dairy reporter Chris Kick and Editor Susan Crowell were recently honored with writing awards from the National Newspaper Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

At Ag Progress Days, officials report on ag industry: Everything on target

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Speaking at Ag Progress Days, Pennsylvania’s leaders agree the state of the Commonwealth’s agriculture is strong and they are willing to fight to keep it that away.

History is airborne at Moore family farm

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Moore family has a long history in crop production, and a more recent interest in aviation.

July permits: Harrison, Guernsey lead the count

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The number of permits issued in July may have been down, but drilling activity is still strong in southeast Ohio.

Twenty minutes with organic grain farmer Dean McIlvaine

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Growing organic grain is a challenge, especially across 850 acres.

Ashtabula County Junior Fair auction brings in more than $300,000

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The 2014 Ashtabula County Fair junior fair market livestock sale brought in more than $300,000 for the county’s youth.

Project helping Ohio communities avert bust after shale boom

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

COLUMBUS — Boom, then bust. It’s a scenario often played out in local economies heavily reliant on one type of industry, especially in the energy sector. And it’s an underlying concern for Ohio communities experiencing a boom in shale oil and gas development. But the cycle isn’t inescapable, say community development specialists with Ohio State […]

Preserving food with boiling water canning and pressure canning

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

There are two ways to preserve food: using a boiling water canner or using a pressure canner.

Pastures and pipelines: Projects are not as simple as you think

Monday, August 11, 2014

The scope of a pipeline company’s activities may impact your farm operation for a long time to come. Don’t rush anything, and get it in writing! Tips for landowners.

OSU Extension offers videos, guidance on home food preservation

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ohio State University Extension is offering guidance on updated ways to can and freeze food to preserve it.

Butler Farm Show 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Several new records were set at this year’s Butler Farm Show Junior Fair Livestock Market Sale. The records were set in the steer sale, rabbits, lambs and goat divisions.

Toledo water ban draws attention to algae, and city’s water treatment plant

Friday, August 8, 2014

Toledo water ban underscores importance of algae issue, and water plant issues.

Counter low grain prices with careful planning

Friday, August 8, 2014

This year’s lower grain prices requires a careful look at risk management options.

History and preservation matter at Schumaker Farms

Thursday, August 7, 2014

This week, as part of our 100-year anniversary celebration, we start a 10-week series profiling some of the region’s farms that have been in the same family for 200 or more years.

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