Archive for February, 2013

Richland County residents file class action lawsuit against Columbia Gas

Monday, December 31, 2012

Correction: The Wilsons are being represented by the law firm, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus.  Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC is being represented by Lawyers Incorporating Service, Statutory Agent, in Columbus, Ohio. BUTLER, Ohio — A class action lawsuit has been filed against Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, in the U.S. District Court, Southern […]

High tunnel workshops offer farmers opportunities to increase profits

Monday, December 31, 2012

PIKETON, Ohio — Specialty fruit and vegetable crop producers looking to gain a better understanding of how the use of high tunnels can boost on-farm profits have the opportunity to attend a joint Ohio State University Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service workshop on the issue Feb. 8. The workshop will be held from 9 […]

Ohio’s new autism policies expands services for children

Monday, December 31, 2012

COLUMBUS — Ohio children with autism and their families now will have access to needed services thanks to policy changes Gov. John R. Kasich announced recently for state employee health insurance, health insurance sold in the private market, and health insurance sold through the upcoming federally managed health insurance exchange. Currently Ohio already provides access […]

If you’re going to use de-icers this winter, use them responsibly

Monday, December 31, 2012

NEWARK, Ohio — Chemical de-icers will help remove ice, but can also cause damage to the surrounding environment. Over-application of chemical de-icers can shorten the life span of concrete surfaces, according to Ted Wiseman, Ohio State University Extension educator, Licking County. It can also corrode metal railings, pollute streams and lakes through run-off water, damage […]

Donation benefits animal science graduate students

Monday, December 31, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio — A former faculty member of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has established a new fund to support graduate students. Benefactor Earle W. Klosterman established the Earle and Ann Klosterman Endowed Graduate Award with a $200,000 gift to Ohio State’s Department of Animal Sciences. The annual distribution […]

Ohio Sheep and Wool program proposal funding approved

Sunday, December 30, 2012

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Sheep and Wool Program, Ohio’s Sheep and Wool checkoff program will invest up to $36,500 into sheep and wool promotion, education, industry information, and producer programs in FY 2012-2013. The program received 17 requests for proposals for FY 2012-13, with 13 of these proposals approved for full or partial funding by […]

Grower webinar, MarketReady training offered

Saturday, December 29, 2012

PENINSULA, Ohio — Countryside Conservancy announces the first in a series of free monthly webinars to bolster the businesses of specialty crop growers across Ohio. Additionally, a MarketReady training developed by The Ohio State University Extension will be offered.   Details Trumbull County produce farmer Floyd Davis, of Red Basket Farm, will share his experience […]

Milk Marketing Board reduces premium paid to Pa. dairy farmers

Saturday, December 29, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau expressed concern over a decision recently by the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board to reduce the Class I over-order premium price for milk for the six-month period beginning Jan. 1. Change The board decided to decrease the premium by 15 cents per hundredweight to $1.80 for the three-month period of […]

Forward-thinking Reeves develops the Octoauto

Friday, December 28, 2012

Milton O. Reeves, of the Reeves family who once made steam traction engines and threshers, was associated with the Reeves Pulley Company in Columbus, Ind., at the end of the 19th century. There, he invented a variable speed drive that used two pulleys with sliding split sheaves, just like the ones used for the variable […]

Center for Beef Excellence offers RFID Animal ID program in Pa.

Friday, December 28, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. –Center for Beef Excellence soon will offer a statewide RFID Animal ID program to Pa. producers. This program should be available in January. Purpose This voluntary program will establish the origin of the beef product through the use of an animal identification system in partnership with the Pa. Department of Agriculture. The program […]

North Dakota is fastest-growing state since 2011

Friday, December 28, 2012

WASHINGTON — North Dakota’s total population climbed by 2.17 percent between July 1, 2011, and July 1, 2012. This is the fastest growth of any state, and nearly three times faster than the nation as a whole, according to Census Bureau state population estimates released recently. The Census Bureau produces population estimates each year, allowing […]

U.S. population will be older, more diverse

Friday, December 28, 2012

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the country’s population will be older and more diverse by 2060.

In a sense, our world ended Dec. 14

Thursday, December 27, 2012

If you can read this then I’m presuming the world didn’t end on Dec. 21 and I didn’t waste my time paying the cable bill in advance. I’m hoping we all had a blessed and lovely Christmas or appropriate holiday of your choosing. Me, I love the entire season of Thanksgiving through Christmas. I’m sorry […]

Top ag stories of 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A look back at the biggest events of the year, from record drought to more shale drilling.

Ask FSA Andy about loans for cold storage facilities

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hello again!Well, my family vacation to Florida was both educational and memorable. If I would have known that every restaurant and theme park took your photo prior to entry I think I would have gone and had a makeover prior to going on vacation. Those little memories on paper were then of course marketed to […]

Carroll County producers to receive cost share for installing cover crops

Thursday, December 27, 2012

(This article was co-written by Ray Rummell and Linda Yeager, both from the Carroll SWCD.) The Carroll Soil and Water Conservation District established a cover crop program to assist landowners/ users to reduce soil erosion being created by the increase in soybeans and corn production on marginal land. Carroll SWCD partnered with Muskingum Conservancy District […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Dec. 27, 2012:

Thursday, December 27, 2012

CORTLAND, Ohio — The Trumbull County 4-H program has received $3,500 from the Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., under a new program that lets Staples associates direct donations. “A grant of this magnitude is huge for the Trumbull County 4-H program,” said Michelle Adkins, Ohio State University Extension educator for the […]

Addressing the issue of mental illness and violence

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Editor: Our hearts have been saddened in recent weeks with the terrible tragedy in Sandy Hook, Conn. The event has sparked much dialogue in the media and in our communities about this event. Government leaders, school districts personnel, psychologists, newspaper and news media professionals and religious leaders have discussed excellent ways to prevent such tragedies […]

Songs of the night

Thursday, December 27, 2012

One of the highlights of a worship service is the joy of singing the hymns of the church. I have always found joy, strength, encouragement and inspiration in singing the old hymns. My late wife, Myrna, was a very good church organist. Up until a few years ago, we always had a Hammond organ in […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Dec. 27, 2012:

Thursday, December 27, 2012

ASHLAND, Ohio — The Crestview FFA has a new website, which offers a calendar of upcoming Crestview FFA events, news, picture albums and information on leadership opportunities. Access the new website by going to the Crestview High School homepage hovering over the “Students” tab, selecting FFA and then following the link, or by going to […]


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