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Chesapeake agrees to pay $7.5 million over gas royalty controversy in Pa.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Royalty controversy ends with Chesapeake Energy agreeing to pay landowners after they claimed the royalties were underpaid.

Gov. Corbett signs law cutting red tape for livestock exhibitors

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Changes in the rules for livestock exhibitors mean less paperwork.

Pickaway County Farmers launch fresh foods corridor

Thursday, June 6, 2013

CIRCLEVILLE, OHIO — A group of Pickaway County farmers recently launched the Ohio Fresh Foods Corridor during the first Pickaway County Farmers Market of the season. The initiative was started by local farmers to help people experience the connection with their food and focuses on promoting homegrown entrepreneurship, new investment and the value of Pickaway […]

Ask FSA Andy about heroes in the community

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hello Again! As you read this, Memorial Day is right around the corner, welcoming THE “official start of the summer season.” Maybe you will celebrate the day with a cook-out and a visit to the cemetery. Maybe you will attend a parade or maybe you will spend it in the seat of a tractor trying […]

New Year’s resolution

Thursday, January 24, 2013

By George A. Hazlett: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION How many times have you made a New Year’s resolution and only within a few days or weeks break it? I speak from experience. I must confess that I am guilty. I have only made a few New Year’s resolutions in my lifetime, and I don’t believe they […]

FSA’s annual notice of programs and policies

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hello again! Each year, the Farm Service Agency is required to issue public notice on a variety of programs, policies, and opportunities available at the county office. Questions can be directed to your local Farm Service Agency office. Commodity loans Commodity loans, also referred to as marketing assistance loans, are available to producers who share […]

Pennsylvania Farm Show: Officials meet to discuss policy

Friday, January 11, 2013

The farm bill and dairy policy was on the minds and lips of government officials at the annual government luncheon held during the 97th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Dairylea Cooperative Inc. celebrates 105 years of marketing dairy industry

Monday, November 12, 2012

 SYRACUSE, N.Y. –  Dairylea Cooperative Inc. hosted its 105th annual meeting in Liverpool, N.Y., Oct. 9.Northeast dairy industry. Dairylea CEO Greg Wickham described the strong Northeast dairy industry, the yogurt boom and the impact it is having on the area.  The meeting also featured guests who shared about how the dairy industry is doing in […]

More than just elk live in the Rocky Mountains

Thursday, October 25, 2012

GUNNISON, Colo. — A group of four friends are here to live a dream — to hunt Rocky Mountain elk, the most coveted of all lower 48 big game. But given that, there are more critters involved in this play than elk. Take the golden eagle that winged up from a nearby kill to create […]

New fertilizer plant in Indiana

Saturday, October 6, 2012

FAIRFIELD, Ill. — Ohio Valley Resources LLC (OVR) filed an air permit application with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management Sept. 17, to construct a billion-dollar nitrogen fertilizer facility in Spencer County, Ind. The new ammonia plant will be the first new facility of its type to be constructed in America by a U.S.-based firm […]

Should I exit the cow/calf industry?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

BLACKSBURG, Va. — In March 2012, the prices of feeder cattle reached record highs. By mid-July 2012, the severe drought in the Midwest and the Plains had caused soybean and corn prices to reach record high prices. Feeder cattle prices have declined due to the record grain prices and forced liquidation of herds due to […]

Enter the Blue Ribbon Moments photo contest

Thursday, October 4, 2012

There’s still time to enter our Blue Ribbon Moments photo contest. Don’t wait, the contest will be ending soon!

Research finds food that fights cancer in humans

Friday, September 28, 2012

Recent food-based research has discovered fruits and vegetables contain natural cancer-fighting capabilities when consumed appropriately.

National guidelines urge doctors to ease on antibiotics

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

COLUMBUS — Sinus infection sufferers may see a change during their doctors appointments this cold and allergy season as new national guidelines urge doctors to do less prescribing and more educating. As many as 45 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic sinus infections each year. After decades of overprescribing antibiotics, at a cost […]

Political ads? We tune out the opposition

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

COLUMBUS — A recent study examined people’s bodily responses while watching presidential campaign ads — and discovered another way that people avoid political information that challenges their beliefs. In the last days of the 2008 campaign, researchers had 15 people watch a variety of actual ads for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and his Democratic […]

White House honors 11 people for food security work in U.S and globally

Saturday, September 15, 2012

WASHINGTON — Recently the White House welcomed 11 Champions of Change who have committed themselves to strengthening food security in the U.S. and around the world. Today, almost 1 billion people do not have access to a sufficient supply of nutritious and safe food, and 16 million children in the U.S. experience food insecurity each […]

Temple Grandin to speak at grazing conference

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

SOMERSET, Pa. — Southwest Pennsylvania Project Grass is hosting a grazing conference in Indiana, Pa. Oct. 11-12. The first day of the event will be held at the Kovalchick Complex and will feature speakers who will speak on grazing. The second day of the event includes a combination of demonstrations held at the Indiana Fair […]

Outdoor wildlife recreation is worth big bucks

Thursday, September 6, 2012

According to the results of the recently released 2011 National survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, more people than ever (16 and older) participated in wildlife recreation. Hunter numbers (13.7 million) grew 9 percent from 2006 to 2011. The number of anglers (33.1 million) increased 11 percent during the same time period. And the number […]

Summer of 2012: Too hot to handle?

Friday, August 10, 2012

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — This past June, more than 170 all-time U.S. heat records were tied or broken — many of them originally set in the historically hotter months of July and August. And with a drought plaguing much of the country, the ground is as dry and crispy as a saltine cracker. Widespread drought By […]

Kids with stressed parents eat more junk

Thursday, August 9, 2012

PHILADELPHIA — In a tight economy, with fewer jobs, many people end up working harder and sacrificing more to stay employed. A new study finds that one of those sacrifices is sometimes their own and their family’s nutrition. While prior studies have implicated working mothers in providing less healthy family food environments, this is one […]

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