Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Eggs on a conveyor.

Better communication and the consideration of vaccines is helping improve USDA response to bird flu.
picture of a gavel

Since early 2014, Middlesex Township officials and residents have tangled over the prospect of increased gas development in the area, which is about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh. In May, the conflict hit the courts.
Rural stream

The extension of the Clean Water Act concerns farmers, but also energy companies.
shale

There are currently 1,943 permits issued for wells in the Utica shale in Ohio and 1,520 wells have been drilled.
John Staub, United States Energy Information Administration

Companies represented made it clear that drilling and producing has been slowed by commodity prices, but showed they are confident the industry will rebound.
veterinary medicine

Experts says animal antibiotics get the blame for resistance in humans, but the two are different things.
chickens

USDA officials update Senate Ag Committee on status of avian influenza.
Holsteins on pasture.

As summer temperatures climb, cow comfort is paramount to production.
July gardening

This month, prune flowers, keep up with your garden’s watering and weeding needs and continue to manage pests.
Dave Daniels

A July tour of state officials featured Ohio's whole-system dairy industry.
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