Saturday, June 24, 2017
Closeup of a tick

Whether there's been a spike in ticks this year or not, it's always a good idea to take precautions to avoid ticks and the diseases they can transmit.

The National Pork Board is creating a Secure Pork Supply plan to help America's pig farmers respond quickly and successfully to major threats.

The local organization Rural Action is working with Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District to designate the Tuscarawas River as a state water trail.

The plan aims to reduce the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Erie and address low dissolved oxygen in the central basin of Lake Erie.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture approved local sponsors to purchase agricultural easements on 58 family farms representing 8,737 acres in 28 counties.

The Black River FFA chapter held a petting zoo for more than 700 Pre-K through eight grade students at the Black River Education Center May 19.
soybean seeds

A new diet trend suggests individuals wanting to lose weight should avoid consuming foods that contain lectins, a plant protein.

Ohio State University Extension is holding a free field day on fertilizer application July 11, at Covington High School, 807 Chestnut St.
Ohio cheesemakers book cover

The Ohio Swiss Cheese Association is releasing a book on the heritage of Swiss cheesemaking in Ohio to celebrate its upcoming 100-year anniversary.
eclipse resources slide

Eclipse Resources Corporation set a new lateral length record with its new "super-lateral" well in the eastern Ohio Utica Shale condensate area.
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