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Contestants cook success in food contest

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TOLEDO — The Center for Innovative Food Technology, assisted by the Cleveland Culinary Launch & Kitchen, sponsored the Northeast Ohio Food Contest, which showcases new local products ready to take the next step: product development. Two winners have been announced. The first winner was “Summit Croissants’ Multi-Grain Pancake/Waffle Mix,” by Sally Ohle, of Arkon, Ohio. […]

Food safety grade? Probably a ‘B’

Monday, April 21, 2014

National report card on food safety indicates more can be done.

Muskingum conservancy cuts landowners’ assessments

Monday, April 21, 2014

To date, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has earned $77.8 million in signing bonuses for the oil and gas drilling leases it has entered into and about $3 million in royalty revenue.

Producer members vote to merge co-ops

Friday, April 18, 2014

The leaders of the Agland Co-op and the Green Valley Co-op feel that by merging the two co-ops, the result will be a better value to farmers.

Columbiana County Fair board receives two $50,000 donations

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Columbiana County Fair board has received two additional $50,000 gifts from area families to move the new grandstands project forward.

Trees help sell homes — and rent apartments

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NEW YORK — A few years ago, U.S. Forest Service researchers in Portland, Ore. showed homes with street trees sold for $7,130 more, on average, than homes without trees. And they sold more quickly. Now realtors are seeing the value of trees when renting properties. A real estate start-up is mapping New York City based […]

Indiana joins interstate meat shipment co-op

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — Indiana has joined USDA’s Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program, which gives selected small and very small state-inspected meat processors the option to ship meat and poultry products bearing an official USDA Mark of Inspection across state lines. Indiana joins Ohio, North Dakota and Wisconsin in the voluntary shipment program designed to expand market opportunities […]

Earthquake link triggers tougher drilling permit conditions

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

COLUMBUS — The  Ohio Department of Natural Resources is creating new, stronger permit conditions for deep oil or gas drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity. The new policies, announced April 11, are in response to recent seismic events in Poland Township (Mahoning County) at a well owned by Hilcorp Energy Company, that […]

Lefevre Farms receives poultry association award

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Poultry farmers honored for dedication to Ohio’s egg, chicken and turkey communities.

George V. Hunter, 1917-2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

George V. Hunter, 96, of Stoneboro, Pa., died March 18, 2014, in Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Grove City, Pa. where he had resided since having a stroke in 2008. Mr. Hunter was born in Grove City, Pa., on June 6, 1917, to the late Samuel Robb and Mary Denniston Hunter. He married Evelyn McMichael June […]

Tiny power generator runs on spit

Monday, April 14, 2014

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications.

Ohio wool growers learn how to make a better cut

Monday, April 14, 2014

Group of central and eastern Ohio wool growers travels to Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative in Canal Winchester.

Pa. performance tested bull sale totals $265,700

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Producers sold 93 Angus, Charolais, Hereford, Shorthorn, Red Angus, Simmental and crossbred bulls. The bulls averaged $2,857 per head.

Ohio announces tougher permit conditions for drilling near faults

Friday, April 11, 2014

The ODNR announced new, stronger permit conditions for drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity April 11.

Urban farming webinar: Commercially viable or just warm fuzzies?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Are urban farms commercially viable or just warm fuzzies? Free webinar looks at research.

Champion ham record falls at W.Va. 4-H/FFA auction

Friday, April 11, 2014

Nelson’s Custom Meats smashed the record for price paid for the Grand Champion Ham at the 26th Annual Putnam-Lincoln County FFA and 4-H Ham, Bacon and Egg Show and Sale.

Hemlock-killing pest, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, found in new areas in Ohio

Friday, April 11, 2014

New areas in Ohio have been found infected with Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, a small, aphid-like insect native to Asia that threatens eastern hemlock and Carolina hemlock in the eastern United States.

Plenty of eggs for Easter and Passover

Friday, April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — Although retail egg prices are historically high at $1.98 per dozen, consumers will find an adequate supply of the protein powerhouses to fill Easter baskets and for Passover meals, according to John Anderson, deputy chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Further, “Eggs remain a relatively low-cost source of protein at a […]

Ohio’s ag nutrients bill on way to governor

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bill would require most farmers who apply fertilizer to be state certified.

Farming gives normalcy to life for Crawford Co. family after fire

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UNION CITY, Pa. — As pork chops were just finishing up and homemade noodles sat warming in a pan on the stove, and a Jersey calf needing constant nursing laid in a dog crate in the kitchen corner, an unwelcome danger raged in the top of the Isiminger home. Silently, the stranger roared between the […]

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