Wednesday, December 1, 2021
precision ag monitor

Farm organizations and rural leaders are continuing to emphasize what the pandemic has made clear: rural areas need broadband. In addition to public dollars dedicated to the problem, private sector companies and nonprofits are continuing to work on solutions.
Swiss cheese factory

The Ohio Swiss Cheese Association dissolved after several years of waning membership and interest, but the industry has a strong past and future in Ohio.
white-tailed deer

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture released its best management practices to protect hunters and their families against chronic wasting disease. 
whitetail doe

Testing for chronic wasting disease in Ohio's white-tailed deer population will continue during the 2021-22 hunting season. Learn more.
Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers

The Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers set a new world record for weighing the heaviest top 10 average pumpkins grown this year at its annual weigh-off.
FFA logo

Catch up on local FFA news for West Holmes FFA, Black River FFA and more.
school bus

American Rescue Plan Act funds are now available from the U.S. EPA for electric school bus rebates in 20 Pennsylvania school districts. 
pesticide application

There are multiple factors leading to herbicide shortages for the 2022 growing season. Use these suggestions to minimize the impact in the Midwest.
fertilizer shortage

Crop producers who put off buying fertilizer and herbicides for 2022 might find themselves missing out on some products and paying higher prices.
dairy cattle

The Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program is offering a $3,000 scholarship to students with an interest in the dairy product marketing industry.