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Producer members vote to merge co-ops

Friday, April 18, 2014

The leaders of the Agland Co-op and the Green Valley Co-op feel that by merging the two co-ops, the result will be a better value to farmers.

Columbiana County Fair board receives two $50,000 donations

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Columbiana County Fair board has received two additional $50,000 gifts from area families to move the new grandstands project forward.

Ohio honey production down 29.2 percent from 2012

Friday, April 18, 2014

Yields from Ohio’s 17,000 colonies producing honey averaged 45 pounds in 2013, compared with 60 pounds the previous year.

Farmland documentary shows the truth: Farming is not easy

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Editor Susan Crowell wants you to go to the movies. (Actually, she wants you to take a carload to the movies.) What’s playing? ‘Farmland.’

Coming soon to a garden near you: Hummingbirds

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The best way to attract hummingbirds is to plant native, nectar-bearing flowers.

Earthquake link triggers tougher drilling permit conditions

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

COLUMBUS — The  Ohio Department of Natural Resources is creating new, stronger permit conditions for deep oil or gas drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity. The new policies, announced April 11, are in response to recent seismic events in Poland Township (Mahoning County) at a well owned by Hilcorp Energy Company, that […]

You’ll pay more for Easter eggs and bacon

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

You’re going to be paying more at the store for your Easter eggs. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Marketbasket Survey shows the total cost of 16 food items was $53.27, up $1.73 or about 3.5 percent compared to a year ago.

Ohio wool growers learn how to make a better cut

Monday, April 14, 2014

Group of central and eastern Ohio wool growers travels to Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative in Canal Winchester.

Five myths about Easter eggs: Truth waiting to unhatch

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fact: An Easter egg hunt is a tradition that originated with pagan spring festivals. Myth busters crack other Easter egg untruths.

Ohio announces tougher permit conditions for drilling near faults

Friday, April 11, 2014

The ODNR announced new, stronger permit conditions for drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity April 11.

Utica and Marcellus shale: ODNR issues 25 drilling permits in Harrison Co.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The ODNR issued 71 new well drilling permits in the Utica shale in eastern Ohio during March.

Plenty of eggs for Easter and Passover

Friday, April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — Although retail egg prices are historically high at $1.98 per dozen, consumers will find an adequate supply of the protein powerhouses to fill Easter baskets and for Passover meals, according to John Anderson, deputy chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Further, “Eggs remain a relatively low-cost source of protein at a […]

Ohio’s ag nutrients bill on way to governor

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bill would require most farmers who apply fertilizer to be state certified.

Farming gives normalcy to life for Crawford Co. family after fire

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UNION CITY, Pa. — As pork chops were just finishing up and homemade noodles sat warming in a pan on the stove, and a Jersey calf needing constant nursing laid in a dog crate in the kitchen corner, an unwelcome danger raged in the top of the Isiminger home. Silently, the stranger roared between the […]

Marion County soybean grower is a young ag leader

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ryan Rhoades named first-quarter Beck’s Young Farm Leader.

What can I do about dead grass? Here’s a few options

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A patch of dead grass on an otherwise lush lawn can be a frustrating eyesore for homeowners. Whether lawn care is your passion or just something you do to maintain the value of your home, dead grass can be exasperating.

Holmes County recognizes top dairy producers

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Top dairy production awards, herds recognized at annual meeting.

Swine virus to impact production, prices in 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

PEDv has spread to 27 states, including Ohio, despite efforts to combat the disease.

Voters approve Ohio’s corn checkoff referndum

Monday, April 7, 2014

According to the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s announcement, a total of 964 votes were certified; 819 votes, or 85 percent of the total, were cast in favor of the referendum.

Holstein named supreme champion at Spring Dairy Expo

Monday, April 7, 2014

COLUMBUS — The 28th Ohio Spring Dairy Expo was held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus March 27-29. A total of 728 animals, representing all seven breeds of dairy cattle, were on the grounds for the shows and sales. Exhibitors traveled from across Ohio and eight other states to present 555 open class and […]

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