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5 stories collage March 19, 2016

This week’s most popular web stories include the Columbiana County Fair’s new grandstand donor, tips for writing a farm business plan, a look into miscanthus’ potential and two farm family features: one for beef cattle and another for maple sugar production.

Ohio Farm Bureau leaders let Congress know that trade, GMO labeling and the budget are concerns.
trench composting

Farmers with an abundance of manure, animal bedding and plant material to dispose of can use trench composting to create a high-volume of rich organic matter for fields and gardens.
clothesline with 'spring cleaning checklist and tips' text

In the coming months, homeowners and renters will scrub walls, clean out closets, organize pantries and tidy up their living spaces, all in the name of spring cleaning.
Southeast FFA cover crop workshop

The Southeast FFA chapter in Ravenna, Ohio, received a Storm Water Grant for Schools from the Portage Soil and Water Conservation District for research in cover crops.
Congressman BoB Gibbs

Legislators are hoping to find a compromise when it comes to food labels concerning GMOs.

15 years ago, a Brooke County, West Virginia, family began making maple syrup in the family kitchen. Today, the Herveys are known across North America as the top maple sugar producer in the world.
Precision Planting theater

The Precision Planting Co. brought its mobile theater unit to northeast Ohio farmers.
Columbiana fair

New donor pledges $300,000 — the same amount as the previous donor.
Miscanthus harvested

In 2011, giant miscanthus was introduced to northeastern Ohio, and residents in the area became curious as to what this tall grass-like plant was.
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