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U.S. House appoints farm bill conferees

Monday, October 14, 2013

The House and Senate have both named their members who will conference the new farm bill.

From tar to thyme: Green roof sprouting on Ohio State’s ag campus

Monday, October 14, 2013

Ohio State University’s first publicly accessible green roof is open to visitors at Howlett Hall on the campus of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Study highlights concerns over hydraulic fracturing

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Streams below fracking wastewater treatment show elevated salts, metals and radioactivity.

Farm groups appeal EPA rule for Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Friday, October 11, 2013

Farmers say issue belongs in the state hands, not the U.S. EPA.

Pennsylvania residents can now log on to internet to locate underground mines

Friday, October 11, 2013

This web-based mapping application and downloadable data allow residents to see detailed underground mine maps that were once only available in hard copies.

Modifying rice crops to resist herbicide prompts weedy neighbors’ growth spurt

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Rice containing an overactive gene that makes it resistant to a common herbicide can pass that genetic trait to weedy rice, prompting powerful growth even without a weed-killer to trigger the modification benefit, new research shows.

Dairy and poultry products increasing in price

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Shoppers are paying slightly more for food items at the grocery store compared to the first half of 2013.

The Marcellus shale: Q&A with Thomas Murphy, Penn State Extension

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What can Ohio learn from Pennsylvania’s approach to the shale boom? Thomas Murphy, co-director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, has some suggestions.

FSIS issues public health alert for chicken products due to Salmonella

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that illness caused by strains of Salmonella Heidelberg are associated with raw chicken products produced by Foster Farms at three facilities in California.

Watch for scams related to the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Reports of ACA-related scams initially surfaced in Ohio over the summer. With consumers and small business representatives now shopping for exchange coverage, even more scammers may try to take advantage of people.

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