UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the natural-gas drilling boom into the deep Marcellus Shale formation has unfolded, state regulators have become increasingly aware of pollution risks to ground and surface water, and they have scrambled to develop regulations to protect valuable natural resources. Webinar Two experts with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will offer […]
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. — With Thanksgiving around the corner, consumers will soon be purchasing and preparing the holiday dinner, which, in all likelihood, will be slightly more expensive than in 2009, according to data from The Food Institute.
ODPA holds fall meetings to discuss accomplishments, and the road ahead.
Each morning, by dawn’s early light, Ohioans Virgil and June Smith look out their dining room window at the memorial Virgil has literally cut in stone to honor America and salute the seven sons his mother and father sent off to serve in our country’s military.
No illnesses, but situation could have been serious.
They admit to being farmer ‘newbies,’ but Dan and Annette Morgan plan to continue learning, and sharing their lessons.
COLUMBUS — With corn and soybean harvest ahead of schedule in Ohio, farmers are encouraged to make their fertilizer applications now. “This is a rare opportunity for farmers,” said Robert Mullen, an Ohio State University Extension fertility specialist. “With harvest about two weeks early, on average, they can get quite a bit of fertilizer applications […]
Former Ohio Farmer’s Union Treasurer Kathy Beutler could file for judicial release at the end of November, but the OFU is seeking $1.2 million in damages in a new suit.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s secretary of agriculture, a college student from Carlisle and a statewide youth organization were honored when the Penn State Ag Council presented its 2010 Leadership Awards at the council’s fall delegate meeting Oct. 28. The awards are given annually in three categories to acknowledge individuals and groups in Pennsylvania’s agricultural […]
What will the agreement with Ohio farm groups and HSUS mean with a new governor? Time will tell.
While Republicans regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Democrats held onto the majority in the Senate, the new agricultural committees in each chamber aren’t likely to touch farm subsidy programs.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board discussed conflicting recommendations at its Nov. 2 meeting.
Ricky McCloud, winner of the Spudster, with David Schools, chairman of the board of Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. ANTIGO, Wis. — One lucky person in South Carolina –Ricky McCloud –is tooling around on a Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883C that’s bedecked with a Wisconsin staple –potatoes. “I love the direction our annual direct-mail produce buyer sweepstakes has […]
COLUMBUS — Q: I’ve been hearing about agricultural districts; what are they? A: An agricultural district is a legal description of farmland property that, when designated as an agricultural district, entitles the owner of the farmland to certain benefits.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — This year across the U.S., Joe Bastardi, AccuWeather chief long-range forecaster, is forecasting harsh cold and snow from the Northwest to the Great Lakes and New England, an early winter for the Northeast, a wintry mess for the mid-Atlantic and Midwest and abnormally warm, dry conditions from Southern California to the […]
Columnist and outdoors writer Mike Tontimonia takes readers along on a high country, western elk hunt.
Say all of agriculture is important, but local foods the focus of this discussion.
Pictured (left to right): Coach Rachael Topp, Sage Kopronica, Ben Miller, Tessa Topp, Tyler Topp and John Eberly. INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization held its 83rd National FFA Convention Oct. 20-23 in Indianapolis, Ind. Career development event winners were announced at the annual awards banquet during the convention.
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will need to decide from differing recommendations.
WOOSTER, Ohio — A dry harvest season. High yields. Commodity prices rising. Three things that sound good for corn and soybean growers in Ohio and Pennsylvania. After a wet harvest last fall that caused issues with mold and prevented farmers from entering the fields on time, this year’s harvest is turning out totally different.