Friday, October 21, 2016

Seabolt celebrates her son's 18th birthday.

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has proposed two changes to the Ohio Department of Taxation aimed at more accurately reflecting farm property valuations, as well as encouraging more conservation practices.
planting field

Mostly dry week makes for considerable progress in the fields.

From our Dinner Guests Hank and Joli Fichter: "Having sources of locally produced food has changed the way we live... The resources are most likely within miles or minutes of your home."

In just the past decade, the number of young women in that age bracket who have been diagnosed with melanoma has increased eightfold.
ladybug on leaf

There are many more beneficial bugs in your garden than you realize.

State Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, has introduced a gas and oil severance tax plan that would partially fund local governments and statewide infrastructure projects.

As of May 11, there were 143 detections of avian influenza reported nationwide, affecting 29.9 million birds, including the latest confirmation of H5N8 in a backyard poultry flock in Indiana.
soil in hands

Even people with small lawns and gardens contribute to algae problems if they over-fertilize or if they leave fertilizer granules on sidewalks or driveways where they can easily wash into waterways.
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