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Propane: No one wants another 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A propane shortage last January left agriculture producers and home consumers scrambling to keep their home warm in one of the coldest winters in recent history.

House blasts beef checkoff proposal

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A month’s worth of online public comments on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s proposed implementation of a second beef checkoff program closed Dec. 10, three days before House and Senate passage of 2015 funding legislation. But that didn’t stop legislators from weighing in on the matter.

Seven creative gift wrapping ideas

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

There are numerous alternatives to bows, wrapping paper, gift boxes and store-bought gift tags, and they all come from materials you have around the house.

Vegan tutor says personal beliefs cost him his job

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ACLU threatens legal action against Wayne County school over allegations a tutor was terminated for expressing his vegan views.

Ag outlook: dairy to drop, but profits may not

Monday, December 15, 2014

Lower grain and fuel prices will spell relief for livestock farmers. However, rent and land values remain high.

Livestock may need extra feed in colder weather to keep warm

Sunday, December 14, 2014

While the weather outside isn’t frightful – yet – livestock producers still need to be thinking now about how they’ll keep their animals warm when the temperatures drop, wind chills rise and it starts to snow, snow, snow.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 12/13

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The top stories from the week Dec. 7 to Dec. 13, 2014.

Christmas on the farm (Photos)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Here are some of the web’s best farms showing Christmas cheer.

Winter is for the birds

Friday, December 12, 2014

Cold weather can be rough on our feathered friends. Providing birds with food and shelter throughout the winter helps keep them happy and healthy, and lights up my otherwise dismal looking yard with color and song.

Ohio Farm Bureau changes membership, honors leaders

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation delegates met Dec. 10-12 to wrestle with ways the state’s largest farm organization should address the hot topics of CAUV, water quality and taxes.

Christmas decoration safety tips

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Choosing decor wisely and using it correctly will help to keep you and your home safe this holiday season.

The personal farmer: Hawk Meats turns farm market model on its ear

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Promoting the quality of a farm’s product, according to Sam Hawk, is every bit as important as the day-to-day production work. Hawk has no problem discussing his passion for farming.

Vacant farm buildings can hold value

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A survey of the Midwest shows the value of renting agricultural buildings.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Belmont, Monroe counties lead Ohio permitting

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources granted 79 permits during the month of November.

Trumbull County: Conservationists’ efforts are honored

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Trumbull County Cooperator of Year was awarded to the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.

Ohio sheep producers honor peers and industry supporters at symposium

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Karen Locke of Warsaw, Ohio, received the 2014 Charles Boyles Ohio Master Shepherd Award for her contributions to the sheep industry and its organizations in Ohio.

Milk prices are about to fall big time

Monday, December 8, 2014

For all of 2015, Class III futures are currently averaging $16.51/cwt, which would put the average mailbox price in Federal Order 33 at about $18/cwt for the year.

Richland County food pantry competes for grant money

Monday, December 8, 2014

Rural Ohio food pantry among those competing in Walmart’s Food Pantry Holiday Makeover.

Coal-filled stockings just got cheaper thanks to lower prices

Monday, December 8, 2014

Coal prices have risen slightly in the past year, but the increase has been so minimal — at 2 percent, or $5-7 per ton — that consumers will not feel the impact.

Poinsettias not so poisonous: Tips on keeping your plant healthy all year

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Follow these tips and your poinsettia will look great all year.

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