Archive for October, 2014


Planting 2013: Cold spring could finally break this week

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Only 2 percent of Ohio corn is planted and 11 percent in Pennsylvania. But temps. expected to warm this week.

Health concerns related to fracking may be stress-related

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Perceptions of health may be affected by fracking regardless of whether it’s due to direct exposure to chemical and physical agents resulting from drilling or to the psychosocial stressors of living near drilling activity.

Wilmington College adds ag-based sustainability minor this fall

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ohio’s Wilmington College has established a new agriculture-based minor, Sustainability, that will debut in the fall.

Chesapeake sells eastern Pa. Marcellus shale properties

Monday, April 29, 2013

Southwestern Energy Company is buying natural gas properties located in Pennsylvania prospective for the Marcellus Shale from Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

Nothing is as important as life of farm child

Monday, April 29, 2013

‘No matter how important the farm is to our way of life, it’s never worth the life of a child.’ MARSHFIELD, Wis. — Josh Meissner knows all too well how important it is to make safety a priority on farms. The 37-year-old is a lifelong Wisconsin dairy farmer who lost part of two fingers on […]

Day camps to teach farm safety to kids

Sunday, April 28, 2013

COLUMBUS — School-aged kids across Ohio will have the opportunity this spring and summer to take part in a series of day camps focused on how to stay safe on the farm and sponsored by Ohio State University Extension. Farm Safety Round-Up Day Camps are designed to offer youth real-world experience and emphasize farm safety […]

Pine-Tree Dairy consigns several top sellers

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Ohio Spring Sale, managed by the Ohio Holstein Association April 20 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, averaged $2,613 on the 67 full lots.

Get your garden ready for summer entertaining

Saturday, April 27, 2013

LONDON — We’ve had our first glimpse of warmer weather, so it won’t be long before we’re dining alfresco, holding family barbecues and having outdoor parties. If you’re planning on entertaining in your garden this year, now’s the time to get your gardening gloves on and start making your outdoor space the perfect spot for […]

Gardening doesn’t have to be difficult

Saturday, April 27, 2013

NEW YORK — Gardening is a rewarding hobby many enthusiasts credit with helping them peacefully escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Though gardening can be both relaxing and rewarding, it’s not as easy as it may seem, and the more time and effort a person devotes to his or her garden the […]

OSU weed specialist: Do legwork to stop spread of herbicide-resistant weeds

Saturday, April 27, 2013

COLUMBUS — Ohio growers, agribusinesses and Ohio State University weed scientists will need to work over the next decade to prevent a weed known to many cotton and soybean farmers in the south as “pigweed on steroids” from further expansion in Ohio, an Ohio State University Extension expert says. Ohio Palmer amaranth, which is a […]


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