Pennsylvania House Bill 1684, is designed to address concerns by landowners whose royalty payments have decreased due to post-production costs.
NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Doug O’Brien recently visited Athens County to announce a grant award of more than $198,000 to help Rural Action and the Southeast Ohio Food Hub Network expand the distribution of locally grown foods. “Residents in rural communities in Appalachian Ohio have fewer economic and job opportunities compared to […]
Dennis Patrick judged the 216 entries at the Pa. Holstein Association’s spring show March 21 in Harrisburg.
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is completing negotiations for an oil and gas lease for Utica Shale development for nearly 6,700 acres at Piedmont Lake in Belmont and Harrison counties.
If communities had to do it over, would they have planned more for what the shale oil and gas future holds?
One winery with vines in Ashtabula and Lake counties claims it will have 100 percent bud kill on the vinifera.
ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Marlington FFA took one individual, Marta Bixler to compete in state semi finals for the job interview CDE on March 1. Job interview takes students through a rigors process in which they fill out a job application, conduct an interview, and write a thank you letter to the interviewers. Marta had […]
MUNSON, Ohio —At the last meeting of the Breeders and Feeders, the poultry members discussed housing, feeding and heat. Books were ordered, along with turkeys. Chicken and duck orders are due at the March 23 meeting. Members taking hog projects bought project books for this year and talked about locating breeders and pigs. May 17 […]
The Scioto wind farm will have a nameplate capacity of up to 300 megawatts of electric generation.
Farmers can receive tax credits of up to $150,000 per agricultural operation for 50 or 75 percent of the total project cost.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Experts from throughout the nation will meet in Lexington, in October, for the first nationwide conference focused on farming, land use and food policy. The Farmland, Food and Livable Community Conference is scheduled for Oct. 20-22 at the Hilton Lexington Downtown. The conference programs will address four principal themes: Ensuring high quality […]
WASHINGTON — The USDA recently announced the expansion of the Farm Storage and Facility Loan program, which provides low-interest financing to producers. The enhanced program includes 23 new categories of eligible equipment for fruit and vegetable producers, and makes it easier for farmers and ranchers around the country to finance the equipment they need to […]
WASHINGTON — United Fresh Produce Association released the 2013 Year in Review edition of the FreshFacts on Retail report, which examines overall retail trends in produce for the past year. The report shows during 2013, the produce department averaged more than $47,000 per week per store, which was up 4.8 percent over the previous year. […]
Topics covered will include an overview of the revised Manure Management Manual and steps on how to complete your own plan.
Georgia Tech has created a robotic drumming prosthesis with motors that power two drumsticks.
SANTA FE, N.M. — National Farmers Union honored Stan Brown, Don Davis and Dallas Tonsager with the award for Meritorious Service to Farmers Union and American Agriculture, during its 112th anniversary convention recently. Recipients Stan Brown dedicated 43 years of his career to Farmers Union insurance, including 14 years as general manager of the Midwest […]
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The first-ever comprehensive assessment of challenges facing the U.S. cancer care system suggests patient access to cancer care will be threatened as growing demand for care outstrips the supply of oncologists, and as cost pressures force the closure of small physician practices that form the backbone of care in many communities. The […]
BALTIMORE — Because of results seen in flat lab dishes, biologists have believed cancers cells move through the body in a slow, aimless fashion, resembling an intoxicated person who cannot walk three steps in a straight line. This pattern, called a random walk, may hold true for cells traveling across two-dimensional lab containers, but Johns […]
URBANA, Ill. — When emergencies happen in rural areas, response time often depends on a small number of volunteer EMTs and firefighters serving a large geographic area. To help rural first responders and residents prepare for an emergency and act quickly, the Center for Rural Health and Farm Safety at Carle has developed the free […]
COLUMBUS — Results of the Ohio Beef Expo junior show and showmanship contests include: Senior showmanship 1. Colton Burkett, Ashland County; 2. Hallie Hiser, Greene County; 3. Cameron Alexander, Clinton County; 4. Amber Shoemaker, Stark County; 5. Justin Shonkwiler; 6. Landon Richards, Wood County; 7. Dara Howser, Brown County; 8. Rachel Linder, Stark County; 9. […]