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EPA seeks penalty against company for dumping brine in national forest

Thursday, June 30, 2011

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a $157,500 civil penalty against a Kansas-based company for alleged illegal discharges of more than 228,000 gallons of oil brine into injection wells in the Allegheny National Forest in McKean County, Pa. EPA alleges violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and EPA regulations on […]

Just Say Cheese grand-prize winner: Shannah Yoder

Thursday, June 30, 2011

For her photo of Trevor waving at the passing cows, Shannah Yoder will receive a three-gallon tub of Penn State creamery ice cream in the flavor of her choice, four free issues of Farm and Dairy, a Farm and Dairy T-shirt and mug and, of course, bragging rights.

The Dirt on Conservation: Don’t let the mosquitoes bite

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Water management is essential for mosquito control. Eggs do not hatch unless they are in water. Any standing water that becomes stagnant is a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Dairy Excel: Legislation to give responsible livestock owners some liability relief

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thanks to House bill 22, which will take effect Sept. 20, livestock owners will have less risk of automatically being held liable for damages when their animals escape and run loose on public roadways and on other’s property.

Record longnose gar caught in Summit Co. by bow fisherman

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Picture this: You are wading, or perhaps tubing with toes wiggling in the water below — chatting with friends and enjoying a carefree spring evening and looking forward to the even warmer summer weather while nearby a monster-like fish lurks in the shallows, a scary-looking creature that lives a secret life in its watery home […]

Jaloda Farms built on black and whites, and determination

Thursday, June 30, 2011

WELLINGTON, Ohio — Lorain County dairy farmer Jim Sheffield may not have the biggest herd around, or all of the newest equipment. But his registered Holstein milk cows — which today number 130 head — have done the 72-year-old well over the years. Sheffield and his wife, Lora, and their family manage Jaloda Farms, which […]

Belted Kingfishers, easy to identify, hard to forget

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I’m not an avid angler. It’s probably because I’m so easily distracted. Dragonflies and damselflies patrol their territories along cattail-lined shorelines. Bullfrogs bellow from the shoreline, and there’s often at least one snapping turtle coming up for air or a water snake swimming toward me. Attention getter More often, however, it’s the machine gun-like rattle […]

The history of John Deere is long and windy

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Although they’d been reluctant to dive into the budding gasoline tractor business, there was increasing pressure from Deere’s branch houses and dealers, who wanted a tractor to sell.

Farm and Food File: Partisan politics hurts legislation

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The mid-June Congressional action on ag programs seems to confirm why Washington D.C.’s streets feature roundabout upon roundabout: moving left or right — a big deal on Capitol Hill now — usually lands you back where you started.

Residual herbicide restrictions likely to affect cover crop planting decisions

Thursday, June 30, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — With interest in cover crops increasing among farmers unable to plant corn because of bad weather, Purdue Extension plant experts say growers should consider herbicide residue restrictions when making planting decisions.

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