Archive for December, 2011


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 […]


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