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In Holmes County, the furniture, lumber industry employs growing population

Thursday, June 19, 2014

(Final installment of a two-part series on the timber and lumber industry in Holmes County and Ohio.)

Oil and gas well unitization: ODNR chief makes the final decision

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Being forced into unitization, may not be a bad thing for landowners wanting surface land protection.

Hord Livestock focuses on ‘feeding families’

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Crawford County farm uses technology, innovation to help bring pork and beef to the table.

Hopeway Dairy Farm: Always looking to the farm’s future

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hopeway Dairy has built their dream barns from the ground up.

Federal carbon cutting policy could be costly

Sunday, June 15, 2014

EPA plan calls for 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions from power plants.

Drop in global malnutrition depends on ag productivity, climate change

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Global malnutrition could fall 84 percent by the year 2050 as incomes in developing countries grow — but only if agricultural productivity continues to improve and climate change does not severely damage agriculture, Purdue University researchers say.

What’s the right age to be home alone?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

As the school year draws to a close, many parents face the question of whether their children can be left home alone during the day in the summer months.

Birdsong Farm: Community, environment are top priorities

Friday, June 13, 2014

In Hiram, Ohio, Birdsong Farm owner, Matt Herbruck, says: “I realized I needed to do a job I felt good about at the end of the day.”

Wayne County farm is home to the ‘happy field’

Friday, June 13, 2014

This Wayne County farm grows sunflowers for cooking oil, and makes its own brand of birdseed.

Marburger Farm Dairy: Milk production and pride

Thursday, June 12, 2014

EVANS CITY, Pa. — Marburger Farm Dairy is not just an outlet for the milk production from the Marburger family’s dairy cattle, but a market for farmers’ milk from several counties in western Pennsylvania. Jim Marburger, current president of Marburger Farm Dairy, has spent his life keeping the family business going strong in western Pennsylvania […]

Lumber industry has deep roots in Holmes County, and Ohio

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Part I of a two-part series on Ohio’s timber and lumber industry, and specifically the growth in Holmes County, where it contributes more than $420 million annually in industrial output.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Report shows drillers plan to be busy in southeastern Ohio

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica shale are beginning to pinpoint where the sweet spot in the Utica shale may be located.

Pioneer opens new corn research center in Urbana

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

(Farm and Dairy was informed June 12 that Pioneer plans to close the recently opened Urbana research location. This announcement was made post-press. The company is working to offer other positions to employees and keep its seed research in-state. The company states: “Through a process of review, Pioneer will further align talent and technology with […]

PEDv; USDA offers funds for swine virus reporting and research

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The number of market-ready hogs this summer could fall by more than 10 percent because of PEDv.

Ten things you should know about ticks

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

WASHINGTON — To find out how to steer clear of Lyme disease during “picnic season” — a time when people are more likely to pick up ticks — the National Science Foundation spoke with NSF-funded disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, in Millbrook, N.Y., and program director Sam Scheiner of NSF’s Division of Environmental Biology. Below are their insights.

Census Bureau Report: South and West have fastest-growing cities

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Austin has been the capital of Texas since 1839, and in 2013 the area became the nation’s capital for population growth, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released.

Battling the phobia of GMOs

Monday, June 9, 2014

The opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is mounting another charge, this time through various state ballots designed to put into law the mandatory labeling of GMO-derived ingredients in food.

Infographic: June is National Dairy Month

Sunday, June 8, 2014

June is National Dairy Month: Did you know the average cow produces more than 500,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime? More fun facts on our infographic!

Fall Cankerworms make major May appearance in West Virginia

Friday, June 6, 2014

Two million acres in eastern Virginia are experiencing an unprecedented outbreak, and cankerworm populations there are showing no sign of collapse.

Kasich signs Ohio’s ag nutrients bill

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ohio governor signs state’s water quality and ag nutrient bill, requiring farmer-certification to apply fertilizer.

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