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Who practices what we preach?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Use best management practices when it comes to your conservation practices.

CoBank contributes $100,000 to Davis College at WVU

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —A $100,000 gift from CoBank will help bring West Virginia University’s new Agricultural Sciences Building to its full potential. The new building will be the centerpiece of WVU’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. Two rooms in the new Agricultural Sciences Building will bear the company’s name. Computer lab The CoBank […]

Kenneth E. Brunner

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kenneth E. Brunner, age 82, of Alliance, Ohio, was born at home May 23, 1931, west of the intersection of Homeworth Road and US Route 62, in Alliance, Ohio, to Lera Odessa (Fryfogle) Brunner and George Frederick Brunner. Mr. Brunner died April 21, at Crandall Medical Center, in Sebring, Ohio. Survivors include his wife of […]

Spring planting delays not yet a concern

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This spring has been less than ideal so far, but still not a major concern.

Contestants cook success in food contest

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TOLEDO — The Center for Innovative Food Technology, assisted by the Cleveland Culinary Launch & Kitchen, sponsored the Northeast Ohio Food Contest, which showcases new local products ready to take the next step: product development. Two winners have been announced. The first winner was “Summit Croissants’ Multi-Grain Pancake/Waffle Mix,” by Sally Ohle, of Arkon, Ohio. […]

Food safety grade? Probably a ‘B’

Monday, April 21, 2014

National report card on food safety indicates more can be done.

Muskingum conservancy cuts landowners’ assessments

Monday, April 21, 2014

To date, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has earned $77.8 million in signing bonuses for the oil and gas drilling leases it has entered into and about $3 million in royalty revenue.

Columbiana County Fair board receives two $50,000 donations

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Columbiana County Fair board has received two additional $50,000 gifts from area families to move the new grandstands project forward.

Ohio honey production down 29.2 percent from 2012

Friday, April 18, 2014

Yields from Ohio’s 17,000 colonies producing honey averaged 45 pounds in 2013, compared with 60 pounds the previous year.

Trees help sell homes — and rent apartments

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NEW YORK — A few years ago, U.S. Forest Service researchers in Portland, Ore. showed homes with street trees sold for $7,130 more, on average, than homes without trees. And they sold more quickly. Now realtors are seeing the value of trees when renting properties. A real estate start-up is mapping New York City based […]

Indiana joins interstate meat shipment co-op

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — Indiana has joined USDA’s Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program, which gives selected small and very small state-inspected meat processors the option to ship meat and poultry products bearing an official USDA Mark of Inspection across state lines. Indiana joins Ohio, North Dakota and Wisconsin in the voluntary shipment program designed to expand market opportunities […]

Dale Buttermore

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ohio — Dale “Windy” Buttermore, 84, passed away April 4, 2014 at 11:15 p.m. at McCrea Manor in Alliance, Ohio. He was the owner of Star Mills in Louisville, Ohio. Buttermore was born on Dec. 11, 1929 in Alliance to Paul W. and Florence (Lee) Buttermore. He attended schools in Alliance and Goshen. He […]

Lefevre Farms receives poultry association award

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Poultry farmers honored for dedication to Ohio’s egg, chicken and turkey communities.

George V. Hunter, 1917-2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

George V. Hunter, 96, of Stoneboro, Pa., died March 18, 2014, in Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Grove City, Pa. where he had resided since having a stroke in 2008. Mr. Hunter was born in Grove City, Pa., on June 6, 1917, to the late Samuel Robb and Mary Denniston Hunter. He married Evelyn McMichael June […]

You’ll pay more for Easter eggs and bacon

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

You’re going to be paying more at the store for your Easter eggs. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Marketbasket Survey shows the total cost of 16 food items was $53.27, up $1.73 or about 3.5 percent compared to a year ago.

Tiny power generator runs on spit

Monday, April 14, 2014

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications.

Pa. performance tested bull sale totals $265,700

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Producers sold 93 Angus, Charolais, Hereford, Shorthorn, Red Angus, Simmental and crossbred bulls. The bulls averaged $2,857 per head.

Five myths about Easter eggs: Truth waiting to unhatch

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fact: An Easter egg hunt is a tradition that originated with pagan spring festivals. Myth busters crack other Easter egg untruths.

Ohio announces tougher permit conditions for drilling near faults

Friday, April 11, 2014

The ODNR announced new, stronger permit conditions for drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity April 11.

Urban farming webinar: Commercially viable or just warm fuzzies?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Are urban farms commercially viable or just warm fuzzies? Free webinar looks at research.

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