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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.

Insects represent a link for antibiotic resistant traits

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Common insects can carry antibiotic-resistant material.

Pipeline easements: Get what you want, up front and in writing

Friday, May 9, 2014

SALEM, Ohio — Are you being wooed by a landman for a pipeline easement? You may want to slow down the relationship and think about what you want before jumping in. Remember, this is a lifetime commitment. And it won’t be a relationship between you and the landman. The pipeline easement will be relationship between […]

Utica and Marcellus shale: Southeastern Ohio is drilling hot spot

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 15 new permits for shale play wells in Belmont County in April, the most granted in any Ohio county.

Dairy landscape: Back to normal

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dairymen, expect milk prices to more or less steadily drop, starting next month.

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