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Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 6/6

Saturday, June 6, 2015

This week’s top stories include Ohio and Michigan’s ban on poultry shows, an Ohio man’s indictment for his cattle-rustling scheme, the new renewable fuel standard and the U.S. Senate’s approval of the trade promotion authority.

Flowers add meaning and symbolism to the garden

Friday, June 5, 2015

Floriography is an intriguing study for those interested in how a flower’s characteristics, history and traditional uses give it symbolic meaning.

Utica shale: ODNR releases 2015 first quarter production numbers for oil and gas wells

Friday, June 5, 2015

Oil production increased 24 percent from fourth quarter 2014.

Second generation continues conservation efforts in W. Va.

Friday, June 5, 2015

The Glenn Family Farm finds it’s niche in the local beef business.

Commentary: Water quality is a muddy issue

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Improving nutrient management — whether by voluntary measures or by forced regulation — isn’t cheap. But it’s a muddy mess farmers can’t ignore, says Editor Susan Crowell in this commentary.

June’s gardening to-do list

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Staking plants, weeding, applying mulch and managing pests are some of June’s gardening tasks.

My American heroes? Farmers!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

In the first week of May, American farmers seeded over 35 percent of this year’s projected corn acreage — in one week!

Why are calves separated from their mothers?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Brenda Hastings explains why calves are separated from their mothers.

Ohio cancels all poultry shows to minimize bird flu risk

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has canceled all 2015 live bird exhibitions at county and independent fairs, the Ohio State Fair, and all other gatherings of birds for show or for sale, including auctions and swap meets.

Grain markets: Rain makes grain, or so we hope

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The mentality of the grain traders seems to be that we are going to have huge crops at cheap prices. This will be another marketing season for “As the Stomach Turns,” says grain merchandiser Marlin Clark.

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