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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

Retail meat prices: Up, up and away

Saturday, May 17, 2014

As grilling season approaches, expect to pay more for your favorite cuts.

Columbiana County: 500 youth attend annual field day

Friday, May 16, 2014

Students from across Columbiana County gathered to attend the annual field day hosted by the Columbiana County fairboard and the OSU Extension.

GMO vs. Non-GMO: Panel discusses what it means

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A panel of farmers, the Ohio Farm Bureau and a seed dealer gathered to discuss the controversy surrounding GMO vs. Non-GMO.

Ag in the Class visits Wayne County, Ohio

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wayne County fifth graders hear about where their food comes from during Farm Bureau event.

Hilcorp Energy: Forced pooling fight continues in Pa.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Some legal wrangling has stalled the the first-ever spacing order application for an unconventional shale gas well.

Pennsylvania man driving tractor nationwide to support wounded soldiers

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ivan Stoltzfus, who is driving his antique tractor coast to coast to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, made stops in Wayne and Ashland counties May 13.

Homemade stink bug traps squash store models

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Stink bugs invading your home? This homemade, inexpensive stink bug trap works better than pricier store models! With video!

Winter wheat production lagging

Monday, May 12, 2014

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Winter wheat production is expected to decline this year due to lower yields on fewer acres harvested than in 2013, according to the latest report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. NASS reports Ohio wheat growers expect to harvest 580,000 acres, down 85,000 acres from last year. Wheat production in the […]

Federal climate change report says food, ag production could be in jeopardy

Monday, May 12, 2014

Report warns that “climate disruptions” could challenge yields and world food security by 2050.

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