Monday, April 12, 2021
Closeup of a tick

Avoid ticks by taking precautions when spending time outdoors as the weather warms.
dandelions

The resurgence of dandelions in Ohio has been occurring over the last couple of years after decades of thinning out. Find out what Ohio State experts think.
fawn laying down

Wildlife parents are devoted to their young and rarely abandon them. Learn what to do if your encounter a baby animal this spring.
Black River FFA

Catch up on local FFA news from Black River FFA and Norwayne FFA.
power plant

Pennsylvania's efforts to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative face continued opposition within the state legislature. A Republican lawmaker introduced legislation in March to require the General Assembly’s input in joining the regional cap and trade program.
solar panel close up

Pennsylvania more than doubled its solar capacity in 2020 and Ohio tripled its capacity, according to a new report by Solar Energy Industries Association.
Lake Erie water

A recently introduced bill in the Ohio House aims to deregulate ephemeral waters, following changes at a federal level last year. The bill covers “ephemeral features”: streams, wetlands, ponds and other waters that don’t have water year round and mainly exist after precipitation, like rain or snow.
dairy cows

An antiquated regulation on milk freshness labeling is holding back the Pennsylvania dairy industry, state lawmakers say. Right now, milk processed in Pennsylvania must be labeled with a “sell by” date of 17 days from the date of pasteurization
jersey cow

Organic Valley is partnering with Clean Energy Credit Union to launch the Powering the Good Loan Fund. The program will provide the favorable loan terms for farmers seeking to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels with renewable energy systems and efficiency upgrades.
solar panels with cloud in the background

Penn State Extension's webinar titled “Utility Scale Solar and Siting Considerations: Stormwater, Vegetation, Fencing and Ag Use” is set for 12 p.m. April 27. The presentation will include a virtual tour of several recently installed solar facilities in Pennsylvania and New York.