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FarmersOnly: Finding love in the fields

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dave knew from the moment he ended his first phone conversation with Alicia she was the woman he would marry. Alicia was the first person he met on FarmersOnly.com, a dating site for farmers, ranchers and country folks. And FarmersOnly was the first and only site he joined.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Carroll and Harrison counties still leading the permit list

Thursday, February 6, 2014

In the Utica shale, there are 40 drilling rigs. There are now a total of 1,061 permits issued and 697 wells drilled.

Beef expansion continues, but profit margins will still be tight

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CattleFax expert: Cattle prices are expected to average $135 compared to $126 during 2013, an increase of 7 percent.

‘Climate Hubs’ to help farmers mitigate the impacts of climate change

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

On the heels of the Senate’s passage of the farm bill, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the Obama Administration announced the creation of the first ever regional hubs for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change at seven locations around the country.

Farm, food and wildlife groups react to Senate farm bill vote

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

More reactions as the farm bill moves through Congress, now on its way to the president’s desk.

Group of Ohio political leaders react to GOP immigration standards

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ohio Rep. Boose and others praise U.S. Speaker Boehner for the ‘courage’ to take up immigration reform.

Vilsack and Sherrod Brown team up to push farm bill as economic driver

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighted the 2014 farm bill in a sweep through Ohio Jan. 31 that included the Ohio Farmers Union annual meeting in Columbus.

Safety of American athletes still a concern at Winter Olympics

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

With the Sochi Olympics set to start Feb. 6, security analysts still aren’t convinced that American athletes will be safe.

More winter weather on the way for Ohio, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Another round of wintery weather is expected to hit Ohio and Pennsylvania tonight and tomorrow, according to the latest report from the National Weather Service.

Mental disorders may be under reported in older adults

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Common methods of assessing mental or physical disorders may consistently underestimate the prevalence of mental disorders among middle-aged and older adults, a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found.

Farm bill creates second land-grant university in Ohio

Monday, February 3, 2014

Central State University (Dayton-area) designated a land grant school, according to 1890 provisions.

Fiber ‘and’ digestibility critical to dairy grazing

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Dairy graziers need a well-balanced pasture to be successful.

Groundhog’s day: Why exactly do groundhogs hibernate?

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Residents of Pennsylvania look to the groundhog each Feb. 2 to forecast the weather. According to legend, if the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather; if not, an early spring is predicted.

Euthanasia can be a tough choice for pet owners

Saturday, February 1, 2014

One of the most difficult decisions a pet owner may face is whether to euthanize an ailing pet.

Utica 2020: The shale oil and gas growth looks promising in Ohio

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Utica shale is no longer a secret and the future is bright for the oil and gas industry through 2020.

‘Farmed and Dangerous’ is Chipotle’s latest marketing move

Friday, January 31, 2014

The restaurant chain’s opposition to large-scale meat production is nothing new, but this time the company is doubling-down on its message. Instead of spending millions of dollars on a Super Bowl ad, Chipotle is premiering a new show on the Internet video service, Hulu.

The 2014 farm bill brings dairy policy change

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The 2014 farm bill has yet to be approved by the Senate, but big changes to the dairy provisions are almost certain.

Two sides to every border

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Immigrant labor is important to farmers. Chris Kick spoke with immigrants who do farm labor, and the farmers who employ them. Read Farm and Dairy’s special feature to get a better understanding of how the two sides rely on one another. There’s always two sides to a border, and two sides to a story…

Crop growers told to prepare for low price era

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Following some of the best years ever for growing row crops, an agricultural economist advised farmers to prepare for several years of lower prices, at a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Convention.

Four common pesticides toxic to honeybee larvae, study finds

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Four commonly used pesticides are harmful to honeybee larvae, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Florida.

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