Thursday, February 9, 2023

Buckeye Egg Farm gave black eye to Ohio's ag industry.

Ohio's greatest population growth is occurring in Brown, Clermont and Warren near Cincinnati; Delaware, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway and Madison near Columbus; and Medina, Portage, Geauga and Ashtabula near Cleveland.

A series of public meetings across Ohio and Pennsylvania coordinated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission aired comments regarding the proposed Independence Pipeline.

Nineteen Ohio counties, most of which are near Ohio's major cities or in the Appalachian region, grew an estimated 10 percent or more between 1990 and 1998.

New Ohio law creates the ability for local or state agencies to acquire agricultural easements for the purpose of protecting productive farmland from conversion to nonagricultural use.

The Voluntary Farmland Protection Act would permit farmers to donate or sell a "protective easement" for fair market value and still retain private ownership of the land for farming or business directly related to marketing farm products.

Four new cases of E. coli O157:H7 were confirmed last week in Medina County.

Mushrooms made it possible for Tom Wiandt of Burbank to get himself back down on the farm after spending a number of years working in Wooster as an engineer.

Groups across Ohio and Pennsylvania opposing the proposed Independence natural gas pipeline, are still urging landowners not to sign right-of-way easements.

New Penn State report analyzes federal milk pricing legislation.