Archive for February, 2013

Concerns voiced over permit for Rosebud Mining Company

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A group of 50 Carrollton residents are voicing their concerns over what will become of their water supplies if Rosebud Mining Company gets to mine 9,407 acres in the areas of Penny and Scio roads in Carroll County.

Marshall Allison: 4-H has helped put him on the road to success

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A young man who is succeeding in the show ring and classroom, says 4-H helped him achieve it.

Marshall Allison, 19, started showing steers at age 8 and continues to show in college through the Junior Shorthorn Association.

Make a homemade wooden farm toy

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Thinking about Christmas already? Why not try your hand at building a wooden tractor and hay baler for that special child in your family?

Summit County Fair results 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Summit County Fair youth livestock auction results.

Pa. watersheds to auction nutrient credits

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) is hosting the auctions to encourage and facilitate the trading of nutrient credits in the Susquehanna and Potomac watersheds.

Farming’s latest viral hit: “Ranching Awesome”

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Klingenberg Farms’ parody of the hit song “Thrift Shop,” made the rounds on social media this spring. We talked with the man behind the video about why social media is becoming so important to farmers.

Immigration reform: House considers ‘piecemeal’ approach

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — As farmers wait for a new farm bill, some also are waiting for what is expected to be the biggest immigration reform in decades.The Senate passed a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration bill June 27 by a vote of 68-32, that essentially would put the nation’s 11 million immigrants in the nation illegally, on […]

Treat Parkinson’s while you sleep: Ohio firm gets patent for brain stimulation system

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio — Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies has received allowance of claims from the U.S. Patent Office for an application covering their system and method of stimulating the brain during sleep to treat movement disorder symptoms. The claims cover a system and method including a wearable apparatus to position an array of electrodes on the […]

When it comes to sheep, Banburys are ‘building the best’

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Banburys show award winning sheep, and teach other exhibitors how to do the same.

Consol Energy sets dividend

Monday, July 29, 2013

PITTSBURGH — CONSOL Energy Inc.’s board of directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share, payable on Aug. 23, to shareholders of record on Aug. 9. CONSOL Energy Inc., a diversified fuel producer in the eastern U.S., has 11 bituminous coal mining complexes in four states and reports proven and probable coal reserves […]

Soldiers teach Afghans agriculture

Monday, July 29, 2013

Soldiers from the Georgia Agricultural Development Team III, who work in 6-8 man teams, provide classes to Afghan officials. The idea is to help Afghans improve their agricultural and business knowledge—giving young Afghans the skills to develop a source of income.

Building a viral video, agriculture style

Monday, July 29, 2013

One of the most efficient and cost-effective tools farmers have is social media. Knowing this, the Midwest Dairy Association took to social media to help promote the dairy industry. After gaining 100,000 views, the video is officially a success story.

Noble Energy reports second quarter earnings

Monday, July 29, 2013

In the Marcellus Shale, Noble Energy is operating three horizontal rigs in the wet gas area and anticipates adding two additional horizontal rigs in the second half of the year.

Ohio Farmers Union chapter endorses HSUS ag advisory council

Monday, July 29, 2013

DAYTON — The Miami Valley chapter of the Ohio Farmers Union has endorsed the work of The Humane Society of the United States’ Agriculture Advisory Council for Ohio. The vote was unanimous, according to Bill Miller, president of the Miami Valley Farmers Union and member of the HSUS advisory council. He said HSUS representatives spoke […]

Consumers have better access to Ohio-grown food through OH So Fresh

Monday, July 29, 2013

Nearly 100 independently owned grocery retailers are participating in the OH So Fresh initiative in 2013, giving customers a direct connection to Ohio growers.

Smithsonian seeks ag stories for farmer museum exhibition

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is seeking farmers’ help in telling stories of the innovation and experiences of farming and ranching across the U.S.

Calories listed on menus don’t sway eating decisions

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Carnegie Mellon University researchers recently put menu labels to the test by investigating whether providing diners with recommended calorie intake information along with the menu items caloric content would improve their food choices.

Ashland, Ohio’s Andy White wins International Auctioneer Championship

Friday, July 26, 2013

Andy White, Ashland, Ohio, won the International Auctioneers Competition July 19.

Farmers market chickens have higher levels of bacteria, says study

Friday, July 26, 2013

Whole chickens purchased from farmers markets throughout Pennsylvania contained significantly higher levels of bacteria that can cause foodborne illness compared to raw, whole chickens from grocery stores in the region, according to a small scale study by researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Ohio Swiss Cheese Association releases second cheese contest results

Friday, July 26, 2013

This is the second of three contests held during the year of 2013 to determine the grand champion and reserve champion cheesemakers for the year of 2013.

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