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Stark County Jail inmates are giving back, one vegetable at a time

Monday, June 15, 2009

An innovative gardening program is launched at Stark County Jail with the hopes of helping those in need.

Pa. farmers can ‘REAP’ benefits of tax credits by applying for this program

Monday, June 15, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania farmers are making further investments in the environment by implementing on-farm conservation practices, thanks to the Resource Enhancement and Protection tax credit program, or REAP. The program encourages farmers to use conservation best management practices to reduce erosion and sedimentation impacting Pennsylvania’s streams and watersheds. It has proven to be an […]

Pennsylvania hog farmers face risk to herd from imported wild hogs

Monday, June 15, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Eurasian wild hogs illegally brought into Pennsylvania for use on a hunting preserve were found to be carriers of pseudorabies, a virus that can cause reproductive and neurological problems in livestock and wildlife. Hogs discovered Pennsylvania’s commercial swine farms have been declared pseudorabies-free by U.S. Department of Agriculture since 2004. The state […]

Four Ohioans committed to agriculture join Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame

Monday, June 15, 2009

COLUMBUS — Four Ohioans who have committed their lives to working in, promoting and advocating for Ohio’s agriculture industry will be honored Aug. 7 by the Ohio Agricultural Council when they are inducted to the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame. Inductees The Ohio Agricultural Council will induct Irv Bell of Zanesville, John Foltz of Columbus, […]

Quilt block gardens growing in Kentucky

Monday, June 15, 2009

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. — A colorful agritourism attraction has bloomed in northeast Kentucky with help from the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Quilt block gardens are popping up across a five-county area. Northeast Kentucky is blanketed by many quilt block bedecked barns linked by quilt trails. The barns and trails have been successful agritourism attractions […]

Emerald Ash Borer beetles found in Westmoreland County, Pa.

Monday, June 15, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Emerald Ash Borer beetles have been found in Allegheny Township, Westmoreland County, bringing to seven the number of counties where the ash tree-destroying pest has been identified, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said. The invasive beetle was first detected in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2007 in Butler County, and subsequently was found […]

Will the U.S. run out of soybeans?

Monday, June 15, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — The need to slow the rate of consumption of soybeans is a well-known fact and there are a few indications that rationing has begun, but more confirmation is needed.

B&B blends agriculture and tourism

Sunday, June 14, 2009

BUTLER, Pa. — What do a gray goose, 100 Black Angus cattle, a bride and pancakes have in common? All of them have a place at Butler County’s Armstrong Farms, which is owned by John and Kathy Allen. Best of both The Allens have woven together agriculture and tourism — the county’s top two industries […]

Small town Ohio artist has gigantic goals

Friday, June 12, 2009

MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio — Mozart composed music at only 5 years old. Similarly, Chris McConnell’s career as an artist began when he was only 5 years old. “My sister was coloring, and I thought, ‘I can do a lot better than her,’” he said. From painting to drawing to working with metal, the now 23-year-old Mesopotamia […]

American taxpayers are subsidizing the rest of the world

Friday, June 12, 2009

Editor: These days, the subject one is most likely to hear on the evening news is the state of the economy. The U.S.A. is a young country compared to England, France, Germany, Africa and several other countries. Why must we help all of these foreign countries that are much older than ours? Also, given the […]


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