Archive for September, 2014


Prospective plantings: USDA expects 75-year-high corn acreage

Friday, March 30, 2012

U.S. Department of Agriculture releases plantings report, predicting larger-than-expected corn crop.

Local Food Policy Council meeting April 26

Friday, March 30, 2012

COLUMBUS — The Local Food Policy Council statewide meeting will be April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Administration Auditorium, The Ohio State University, Columbus. Keynote speaker is Mark Winne, Food Policy Council program director at the Community Food Security Coalition. He will talk about Food Policy Councils: Paving the Way […]

All on the floor: Ohio company center stage at Big Dance

Friday, March 30, 2012

HOLMESVILLE, Ohio — It’s not every day a floor gets its own documentary or goes traveling around the country on a week-long tour. But, then again, there aren’t many floors in the world that get the kind of exposure this one is about to receive.

Chesapeake files federal lawsuit against three Beaver Co. landowners

Thursday, March 29, 2012

***UPDATE: Negotiations stalled in this case. The matter for a temporary restraining order went in front of Judge David S. Cercone March 30. He issued the temporary restraining order which stops the landowners from preventing Chesapeake Appalachia access. The matter was not decided on the validity of the leases and “was only based on the […]

Desiderata: Words of wisdom for all ages

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sometimes just the right words, placed on paper, can help make sense of what seems totally senseless.

Grand Lake St. Marys receives additional conservation funds

Thursday, March 29, 2012

COLUMBUS — The Grand Lake St. Marys watershed has received national attention by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to address the critical water quality issues facing residents in the watershed. NRCS Chief Dave White recently provided the Grand Lake St. Marys watershed with an additional $1 million through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for […]

Carroll County: 75 more landowners file suit against Chesapeake for unfair lease practice

Thursday, March 29, 2012

CARROLLTON, Ohio — A lawsuit representing 75 landowners and 3,000 acres of land in Carroll County has been filed against Chesapeake Exploration for unfair lease practices. The lawsuit was filed by Attys. Lee Plakas, Gary Corroto and Josh O’Farrell of the Canton law firm of Tzangas Plakas Mannos and Raies Ltd. It was filed March […]

Ask FSA Andy: Youth farm loans available

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hello Again! The Farm Service Agency has a loan program to assist rural youth to establish and operate income producing agriculture projects. The youth loan program is connected to participation in 4-H or FFA. The project must be planned and operated with the assistance of their advisor and parents. The project must produce sufficient income […]

DFA’S 14th annual meeting highlights commitment to ‘more cooperative’

Thursday, March 29, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At Dairy Farmers of America’s 14th annual meeting, the cooperative unveiled a new tagline, “More Cooperative,” that officials say underscores a commitment to delivering more resources for members, more quality for customers and more leadership in the industry. More than 1,300 members and industry guests convened in Kansas City for the […]

Agriculture needs better leaders

Thursday, March 29, 2012

How will we — farmers everywhere — sustain our ability to feed any of us when there are more of us and less of everything else? Sheep, excellent or otherwise, ain’t gonna get that job done. Leaders will.


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